The Catholic church often boasts that its mass is the New Testament version of the Old Testament sacrificial system. Under the Mosaic Law, Hebrew priests offered daily animal sacrifices to God. Priests were clothed in specific attire that was full of symbolism.
At the mass, Catholic priests also claim to offer up a sacrifice to God. They don’t sacrifice animals as was done in Old Testament times but they claim they change bread wafers and wine into the actual body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ. The immolated Jesus “host” is then offered up to God the Father as a sacrifice for the sins of the congregants and anyone else who is mentioned.
But what does God say about such a practice?
Have you ever read the Book of Hebrews in the Bible? It says there is no more sacrificial priesthood and daily offerings. Jesus offered Himself up ONCE as a sacrifice for sins. He is now seated at the right hand of the Father making intercession for all those who receive Him as Savior by faith. He is NOT a victim on Catholic altars offered up 350,000 times daily by priests. The mass is the most important part of the Catholic religious system which teaches its members must receive grace from the sacraments so that they can obey the Ten Commandments and church rules to be able to possibly merit salvation. I say “possibly” because a Catholic can never be sure they’ve done enough to merit their salvation. The mass and the entire Roman system makes the Catholic entirely dependent on the clergy for their salvation. That’s no accident.
The Book of Hebrews is a clear refutation of the Catholic mass. Are you going to believe the Bible or the Catholic church?
Exposing the Heresies of the Catholic Church: The Mass
The Gospel of salvation by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone is so simple a child can understand it, unlike Rome’s convoluted system of sacramental grace and merit.
The Catholic priest must wear specific attire during the mass (see photo). Did the Christians of the early church wear such robes and elaborate finery. The priest must say specifics words and prayers in exact sequence (the “liturgy”) for the mass to be valid. Were the Christians of the early church slaves to such formal ritualism?
“And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.” – Hebrews 10:11-14
Accept Jesus Christ as your Savior by simple faith. Rituals and religious legalism don’t save.