The Mass Is A Re-Sacrifice Of Christ
(1414) As sacrifice, the Eucharist is also offered in reparation for the sins of the living and the dead and to obtain spiritual or temporal benefits from God. (Page 395)
(1365) Because it is the memorial of Christs Passover, the Eucharist is also a sacrifice. The sacrificial character of the Eucharist is manifested in the very words of institution: This is my body which is given for you and This cup which is poured out for you is the New Covenant in my blood. In the Eucharist Christ gives us the VERY body which he gave up for us on the cross, the VERY blood which he poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. (Page 380)
(1367) The sacrifice of Christ and the sacrifice of the Eucharist are one single sacrifice: The victim is one and the SAME: the SAME now offers through the ministry of priest, who then offered himself on the cross; only the manner of offering is different. In this divine sacrifice which is celebrated in the Mass, the SAME Christ who offered himself once in a bloody manner on the altar of the cross IS CONTAINED and offered in an unbloody manner. (Page 381)
This is an unscriptural teaching. Christ was the one time sacrifice for all. He finished his work of salvation, and sat down at the right hand of God. He sat down because the work of salvation was completed. For man to continue to sacrifice is to say that the Jesus sacrifice was not sufficient. It is mans pride that causes him to think that he must continue this sacrifice. I am satisfied in the finished work of Christ. Are you?
Hebrews 7:27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he (Jesus) did ONCE, when he offered up himself.
Hebrews 9:24-28 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us: Nor yet that he should OFFER HIMSELF OFTEN, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: BUT NOW ONCE in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was ONCE offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.
1 Corinthians 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
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