Throwback Wednesday: See Jesus via web cam, 24/7?

Welcome to this week’s “Throwback Thursday” installment. Huh? But it’s only Wednesday? Yup, I realize I’m a day early, but I had to do a little rearranging to accommodate tomorrow’s timely post. Today, we’re going to revisit an article that was originally published back on April 17, 2016 and has been revised.

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Did you know Roman Catholics believe they can see Jesus Christ 24/7 via web cam? First, a little background.

I’ve mentioned many times that evangelicals and Catholics view the Lord’s Supper VERY differently. Evangelicals partake of the symbolic elements of the Lord’s Supper with great humility and thanksgiving as we remember that our Lord gave His body and blood as a sacrifice for our sins so that we could have eternal life in Him.

Catholicism, on the other hand, teaches its priests change bread wafers and wine into the actual body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ at every mass. The priest then offers up Jesus the “host” (victim) to God the Father as a sacrifice for the “venial” (small, pardonable) sins* of those present, along with those of the pope, the local bishop, and anyone else mentioned (including souls suffering in purgatory). Many of the attendees then line up to receive a Jesus wafer (Jesus wine from a shared cup is optional). Communion recipients are taught that Jesus is physically present inside of them for 15 minutes as their body digests the wafer. The RC church teaches the venial sins of the participants can be forgiven at any point during the mass, but especially during the penitential rite portion and at Holy Communion. Catholics believe the consecrated Jesus wafer imparts graces to the recipients to help them obey the Ten Commandments (impossible!) in order to possibly merit Heaven at the moment of their death.

The sacrament of the “eucharist” (thanksgiving) is the central tenet of the Catholic belief system. Rather than receiving Jesus as Savior by faith spiritually, Catholicism sadly misinterprets John 6 and the Last Supper discourses in the gospels and insists that Jesus must be physically eaten in order to attain salvation. Catholics give lip service to “grace” and “faith,” but believe they must ultimately merit their salvation by obeying the Ten Commandments (impossible!) and man-made church rules with help from the alleged Jesus wafer.

After every mass, any leftover Jesus wafers are stored in a locked box called the “tabernacle,” to be distributed later to the sick and housebound. On occasion, priests will set a large Jesus wafer in an ornate viewing container called a “monstrance.” Catholics are invited to come to church separately from the mass to worship and adore the Jesus wafer as “he” rests in the transparent container. In some churches, volunteers sign up for time slots so that the Jesus wafer will be worshiped around the clock in “perpetual adoration.”

I’m currently reading “Another Jesus: The Eucaristic Christ and the New Evangelization” by Roger Oakland and I wanted to pass along a bit of information that’s presented. There are a few Catholic religious orders that do nothing else but worship the Jesus wafer. The members of the order eat, sleep, and worship the wafer. In his book, Oakland mentions a web site (see link below)  maintained by the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters, which includes a live web cam of a Jesus wafer in a monstrance. That’s right! Catholics can view and worship the wafer Jesus any time they want within the privacy and comfort of their own homes.

http://www.savior.org/

Several such “Jesus cams” are available on the internet so that Catholics can worship and adore the virtual Jesus wafer 24/7.

Catholic friend, accept Jesus Christ as your Savior by faith alone. Jesus is not locked away in a gold box or in a monstrance as a bread wafer. He’s sitting at the right hand of the Father and He’s waiting for you to forsake your dependence on your church membership and your religious laundry list and to accept Him as your Savior by faith alone.

“At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you ahead of time. So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.” – Matthew 24:23-28

“Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool. For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” – Hebrews 10:11-14

*Catholicism teaches that “mortal” (major) sins can only be forgiven by a priest in the confessional booth or while administering last rites.

Postscript: On occasions when Catholic churches have caught on fire, pious Catholics have been known to enter the burning building to “rescue” the Jesus wafers stored in the altar tabernacle. See my relevant post here.

30 thoughts on “Throwback Wednesday: See Jesus via web cam, 24/7?

  1. Amen! Very lovingly said 🙏🏻❤️
    (Many that practice RCC will deny that they take communion under the RCC claim ! )
    The Lord says if you are God’s people to come out of “her”
    ❤️ Revelation 18:4
    4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

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    1. Thank you, Beth! So so sad that Roman Catholics are taught a literal interpretation of “receiving Jesus” rather than the figurative/spiritual interpretation of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior by faith alone.

      A 2019 Pew Research survey revealed that a whopping 69% of Catholics believe the eucharistic elements are only symbolic in contradiction to what their church teaches. That’s a huge embarrassment for the RCC.

      https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2019/08/05/transubstantiation-eucharist-u-s-catholics/#:~:text=A%20small%20share%20of%20Catholics,the%20church's%20teaching%20about%20transubstantiation.

      Yes, the Holy Spirit will lead a genuinely born-again Catholic out of the RCC.

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    1. Thank you, Mandy! Yes the RCC’s literal interpretation of John 6 and the Last Supper accounts is antithetical to the genuine Gospel and leads to all types of extremely bizarre practices.

      Thanks! Corinne and I are doing well! I started my Spring yard raking campaign yesterday with the nice weather we had but it looks like lots of rain today. How are you and Nathan doing?

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      1. Glad y’all are doing well!!! We have also been enjoying the nice weather and are also going to get rain today. I am attempting to sit outside and enjoy the last few moments of warmth, but the wind is shifting as I type you! Will you get to do any reading today? I have been looking for that book that you recommended the other week on the Round up, the not DiCaprio author and I cannot find it anywhere. Any suggestions?!

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      2. Thanks! I’m both sad and happy that I won’t be able to rake today because of the rain. I have a few indoor chores ahead and then I plan to put a dent in my book about an Army Ranger battalion that had some incredibly difficult missions during WWII. Only 70 pages to go!

        Enjoy your rainy indoor day!

        Leonardo De Chirico’s new book, “Same Words, Different World: What Makes Roman Catholicism Differ from the Gospel?” is due out on May 31st according to Amazon, although pre-orders are not being taken yet. I imagine that’s because the publisher, Evangelical Press, is located in the U.K. Amazon U.K has the release date as April 12th and I’ll order it from them if that turns out to be the case. I’m really looking forward to this new book because De Chirico is one of evangelicalism’s leading authorities on Roman Catholicism.

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      3. Good to know about it being from the UK, thank you for this info!!!!

        One of the most amazing patient/resident’s I ever worked with, he was seriously like my Grandpa, I mourned like he was my own flesh and blood when he died. Anyway, he was a D-Day survivor, had a metal plate in his head. The Army does water training exercises now because of what Carl and others experienced at Omaha Beach. The are fascinating Ranger stories in North Africa and Italy as well. I will be curious to read your review to see what your book covers!

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      4. You’re welcome!

        The first two-thirds of the book is about the 2nd Ranger Battalion’s D-Day “suicide mission” to scale the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc not far from Omaha Beach and knock out the mammoth German artillery battery. If you have the Google Earth app, type in Pointe du Hoc. It’s an education in itself. Only 90 of the 250 Rangers survived the assault.

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      5. That terrain is no joke! I visited the area on my way back from Mont Saint-Michel ten or so years ago. Incredible on so many levels. I just read an article on the Army History website. Truly was a suicide mission as the Germans had time to regroup and regather from the Navy. I can’t imagine what those Rangers went through. Freedom is not free. It comes with a price. Belief in Jesus Christ by grace through faith is the only way a person is truly free.

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  2. It is not only Catholics that take to the belief of that wafer to be Jesus. Many religions partake of “Communion” with their wafers and wine. I had a real go around with someone a few months ago and they said the wine is very important to drink along with the wafer of course and from that in depth conversation came the following post Praise God! Blessings Beth.
    Julia

    P.S. How sad our Lord and Saviour was reduced to a mere wafer.

    https://precioussheepofrenown.com/2020/11/23/the-fruit-of-the-vine/

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    1. Julia, thank you for the good comments and for the link to your other post! I noticed that a committed Roman Catholic who I used to converse with is now a regular follower of your blog. I pray she abandons religious works-righteousness and trusts in Jesus Christ as Savior by faith alone.

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      1. Sorry Tom for calling you Beth…… I’ll look closer next time. I too pray that whoever it is that has come to my website will learn the truth that sets one free from catholocism or any relgion that takes us away from the truth found ONLY IN CHRIST! Blessings Always Tom.
        Julia

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  3. Trying to imagine all this, esp in light of my husband’s ‘confessions’ as a altar boy. Among other things, Bob and his pals would freely eat the wafers from the box when no one was watching. Too bad no security cameras!

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    1. Thanks for the story, Lisa Beth! I regularly got into mischief as an altar boy once I had a few years under my belt. There was a narrow passageway behind the altar connecting the priests’ and altar boys’ “sacristies” that was as tall as the church. I was at a perfect height to place my back against one side and my feet against the other and scale up the walls leaving imprints of my dirty shoes.

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  4. Hi Tom, I was aware of “Transubstantiation” but not aware of the “monstrance” aspect. One hardly knows where to start. Scary what the need for controlling power does. Thank you and blessings!

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    1. Thanks, Bruce. Yes, the RCC’s doctrines and rituals were purposely designed to place control of people’s souls strictly in the hands of the clergy.

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  5. I have posted this before on your blog but must post this again as it is very relevant to your article!

    Augustine (354-430): It seemed unto them hard that He said, “Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man, ye have no life in you:” they received it foolishly, they thought of it carnally, and imagined that the Lord would cut off parts from His body, and give unto them; and they said, “This is a hard saying.” It was they who were hard, not the saying; for unless they had been hard, and not meek, they would have said unto themselves, He saith not this without reason, but there must be some latent mystery herein. They would have remained with Him, softened, not hard: and would have learnt that from Him which they who remained, when the others departed, learnt. For when twelve disciples had remained with Him, on their departure, these remaining followers suggested to Him, as if in grief for the death of the former, that they were offended by His words, and turned back. But He instructed them, and saith unto them, “It is the Spirit that quickeneth, but the flesh profiteth nothing; the words that I have spoken unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” Understand spiritually what I have said; ye are not to eat this body which ye see; nor to drink that blood which they who will crucify Me shall pour forth. I have commended unto you a certain mystery; spiritually understood, it will quicken. Although it is needful that this be visibly celebrated, yet it must be spiritually understood. NPNF1: Vol. VIII, St. Augustin on the Psalms, Psalm 99 (98), §8. Grand Rapids, MI: Christian Classics Ethereal Library, Pg 960-961

    Augustine (354-430) : If the sentence is one of command, either forbidding a crime or vice, or enjoining an act of prudence or benevolence, it is not figurative. If, however, it seems to enjoin a crime or vice, or to forbid an act of “prudence or benevolence, it is figurative. ‘Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man,’ says Christ, ‘and drink His blood, ye have no life in you.’ This seems to enjoin a crime or a vice; it is therefore a figure, enjoining that we should have a share in the sufferings of our Lord, and that we should retain a sweet and profitable memory of the fact that His flesh was wounded and crucified for us. Scripture says: “If thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink;” and this is beyond doubt a command to do a kindness. But in what follows, “for in so doing thou shall heap coals of fire on his head,” one would think a deed of malevolence was enjoined. Do not doubt, then, that the expression is figurative; and, while it is possible to interpret it in two ways, one pointing to the doing of an injury, the other to a display of superiority, let charity on the contrary call you back to benevolence, and interpret the coals of fire as the burning groans of penitence by which a man’s pride is cured who bewails that he has been the enemy of one who came to his assistance in distress. NPNF1, Vol. 2, Augustin, On Christian Doctrine 3.16.24. Grand Rapids, MI: Christian Classics Ethereal Library, Pg 1272

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    1. Thanks for providing these valuable references again, SB. It’s clear that Augustine did not align with Roman Catholic transubstantiation theology.

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  6. Wow I don’t think I ever read this old post from you! This is crazy. Thanks for the link; it is rather crazy how unbiblical RC is from its view of Lord’s Supper elements, its function and of course it sacramental view denies the Gospel of Grace. Thank you for this post

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    1. Thanks, brother! Most evangelicals don’t understand just how far Catholics take this wafer worship. When they set a large wafer inside a monstrance and they bow down before it then it becomes quite clear.

      Foxe’s Book of Martyrs recounts how wafer worship was the test for Protestants being interrogated in Catholic England. If a Protestant refused to bow down and worship the wafer they would be tortured and threatened with immolation.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. I don’t think I ever participated in a eucharistic adoration session, but I know I genuflected hundreds of times before the altar tabernacle containing the surplus Jesus wafers. Yes, how blessed we are to be delivered from this wafer worship!

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  7. I was almost out of breath reading this. How tragic. So much devotion to a piece of nothing made by hands of humans. 😢
    I would do like to see Catholics delivered from this perpetual lies directly from the pit of hell.

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