The Cracker God Of Catholicism
The Cracker God Of Catholicism
An Article About The So-Called “Holy Eucharist”
This article points out the reasons why the eucharist of Catholicism is nothing more than yet another idol in a religious institution that is full of idols (see the article “The Idols Of Catholicism” on this site for examples of other Catholic idols). So as not to be immediately condemned for misinterpreting the teachings of the Catholic church, we will start off by quoting their 1994 catechism:
‘he [Jesus Christ] is present . . . most especially in the Eucharistic species.’ [SC 7.]”, Catechism Of The Catholic Church, Article 1373.
“In the most blessed sacrament of the EUCHARIST ‘the BODY and BLOOD, together with the soul and DIVINITY, of our Lord Jesus Christ and, therefore, the whole Christ is truly, really, and substantially contained.’ [Council of Trent (1551): DS 1651.] … “it is a substantial presence by which Christ, God and man, makes himself wholly and entirely present.’ [Paul VI, MF 39.]”, Catechism Of The Catholic Church, Article 1374.
As you can see from the quotes above, the Catholic church teaches its members – and taught me as a child – that the cracker they dispense during their church services is actually the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ and that you need this cracker to get to heaven. They say that each and every cracker becomes Jesus at a certain the point during the Catholic mass. They came up with a very special and mysterious-sounding name for this phenomenon – “transubstantiation”…
“… by the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood. This change the holy Catholic Church has fittingly and properly called TRANSUBSTANTIATION.’ [Council of Trent (1551): DS 1642; cf. Mt 26:26 ff.; Mk 14:22 ff.; Lk 22:19 ff.; 1 Cor 11:24 ff.]”, Catechism Of The Catholic Church, Article 1376.
“By the consecration the TRANSUBSTANTIATION of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ is brought about.” [cf. Council of Trent: DS 1640; 1651.].”, Catechism Of The Catholic Church, Article 1413.
There are several biblical reasons why this phenomenon cannot possibly be occurring, despite the fact that all the Catholic priests in the world may swear that it does occur…
First of all, Jesus is eternal God, and as God, He is not at the beck and call of man and cannot be commanded by man to go into a cracker no matter what incantations that man – in his religious costume – may recite during a Catholic mass. The Catholic church will say that it is not the priest who actually does the conversion of the cracker into God but that God does it just at the point that the priest recites certain words called the “words of consecration”. In other words, when the priest speaks, God jumps…
“… St. John Chrysostom declares: It is not man that causes the things offered to become the Body and Blood of Christ, but he who was crucified for us, Christ himself. The priest, in the role of Christ, pronounces these words, but their power and grace are God’s. This is my body, he says. This word transforms the things offered. [St. John Chrysostom, prod. Jud. 1:6: PG 49, 380.], Catechism Of The Catholic Church, Article 1375.
“The Eucharistic presence of Christ begins at the moment of the consecration and endures as long as the Eucharistic species subsist. Christ is present whole and entire in each of the species and whole and entire in each of their parts, in such a way that the breaking of the bread does not divide Christ. [Cf. Council of Trent: DS 1641.] ” Catechism Of The Catholic Church, Article 1377.
“The essential signs of the Eucharistic sacrament are wheat bread and grape wine, on which the blessing of the Holy Spirit is invoked and the priest pronounces the words of consecration spoken by Jesus during the Last Supper: ‘This is my body which will be given up for you…. This is the cup of my blood….'”, Catechism Of The Catholic Church, Article 1412.
Secondly, God condemns idolatry and to give a man-made object the attributes of God is most definitely idolatry. We see this is true by examining the following Bible verses – if we look at them honestly…
Acts 19:26 – “Moreover ye see and hear, that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with hands“
Exodus 20:4 – “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
Is the Catholic communion cracker made by men? It most certainly is. Is it assigned the attributes of anything in heaven? It most certainly is. Is it therefore a graven image, an idol? IT MOST CERTAINLY IS!!!
“Worship of the Eucharist. In the liturgy of the Mass we express our faith in the real presence of Christ under the species of bread and wine by, among other ways, genuflecting or bowing deeply as a sign of adoration of the Lord.”, Catechism Of The Catholic Church, Article 1378.
Just because we claim that something is really God, does not make it so. Just because we pick and choose a Bible verse here and there and we quote some things from “church fathers” does not validate false claims or incorrect conclusions.
Dear, Catholic friend, beware… Catholic priests and apologists will give you all sorts of very convincing reasons why the cracker (their “holy eucharist”) has to become God, in order that a person, specifically a Catholic person, can become ready for heaven. They will site various Bible verses like those in the Gospel of John, chapter 6. Here is their favorite verse:
John 6:53 – “Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.”
As a Catholic concerned about one’s eternal welfare, wouldn’t it scare you… if a Catholic priest told you that you are going to hell (you have no spiritual life in you) if you do not eat the Catholic eucharist? The only problem with this is that Jesus was speaking figuratively (i.e. in spiritual terms), as He pointed out ten verses later in John 6:63:
John 6:63 – “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.”
It is the scriptures, the Word of God, not the eucharist, that is used by God to convict men of sin and draw them to Christ – their only remedy from sin and judgment. Jesus frequently spoke figuratively, very frequently, particularly in the Gospel of John. He said “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12), “I am the door” (John 10:7), “I am the vine” (John 15:5), etc. etc. Also, He did not always want people to understand what He was saying. Did you get that??? As the sovereign God of the universe, He chose to reveal Himself and the meaning of His messages to whom He pleased when He pleased as clearly stated here:
Mark 4:11 – “And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: 12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.”
If we are to take John 6:53 literally as the Catholic priests tell us, then we should be able to take John 6:35 literally…
John 6:35 – “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”
So, once a person eats just ONE Catholic cracker, they should never have to eat any food for the rest of their life (because Jesus said they will never hunger), nor should they have to drink another drop of water or any other liquid (they will never thirst), assuming you wish to consistently apply the “literal” Catholic interpretation to Christ’s statements in John chapter 6.
Other lies regarding the eucharist:
“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.”, Catechism Of The Catholic Church, Article 1414.
People who are dead have their fates sealed. Those who die saved are with Christ, in the spirit:
2 Corinthians 5:8 – “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
Those who die lost will have their bodies raised up and cast into hell on Judgment Day:
Hebrews 9:27 – “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:”
“Anyone who desires to receive Christ in Eucharistic communion must be in the state of grace. Anyone aware of having sinned mortally must not receive communion without having received absolution in the sacrament of penance.”, Catechism Of The Catholic Church, Article 1415.
What even is a mortal sin? Any and all sins, in the eyes of God are “mortal”…
James 2:10 – “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”
It only took one sin to get Adam and Eve kicked out of the Garden of Eden.
“Communion with the Body and Blood of Christ increases the communicant’s union with the Lord, forgives his venial sins, and preserves him from grave sins.”, Catechism Of The Catholic Church, Article 1416.
The Christ of the Bible, the real Christ who died on Calvary, is able to pay for, and therefore forgive, the worst of sins and the worst of sinners:
Hebrews 7:25 – “Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”
“Having passed from this world to the Father, Christ gives us in the Eucharist the pledge of glory with him. Participation in the Holy Sacrifice identifies us with his Heart, sustains our strength along the pilgrimage of this life, makes us long for eternal life, and unites us even now to the Church in heaven, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and all the saints.”, Catechism Of The Catholic Church, Article 1419.
Participating in the idolatrous act of the sacrifice of the mass and the adoration of the eucharist only adds to the wrath of God that is already upon the lost sinner. To get any benefit from God, a sinner must flee from idolatry and flee to the Christ of the Bible, not to a piece of bread that some religious institution claims is God!
1 Corinthians 10:14 – “Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.”
Revelation 21:8 – “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”
Are YOU an idol worshipper?
Do YOU worship the idolatrous Catholic cracker God?
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