THE GOD WHO IS KEPT IN A BISCUIT TIN

Posted: May 14, 2010 in Roman Catholic Church
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From a PDF article by the RC CHURCH: Answering 101 questions.
“What makes a catholic church building so special and unique? Every Catholic Church is Gods house on earth. And Gods son Jesus Christ lives there in the Blessed Sacrament. The Blessed Sacrament is the centre of our lives and the heart of our life in Christ. It is the sum and summary of our faith. Like a friend you can go and visit him at the church anytime. He really wants to see us and gladly welcomes us when we come to church. Jesus ministers the sacraments he instituted 200 years ago through the priest at every Catholic Church.”

Now this gives the idea that in some building in a tin box is Gods son, lonely and desperate for fellowship. The Roman Catholic Church when they offer the mass actually believes that they are offering the physical human body of Jesus. What I can’t find is any reference to which part of the body is being offered?

From time to time he is taken out of this box and served up as food. Those who eat believe that this will make them holy! Now there is a problem, Jesus must depend on a human vehicle a priest to transport him. It takes a priest to do his incantation to change the biscuit into his flesh. The simple reality is that there is no recognition of a separate priestly class other than the priesthood of all believers. This would mean any believers could go in and help themselves. But try and get that past the priests would be fun and games. So Jesus must rely on human intervention to save his people and the people must rely on this human intervention to receive Jesus. If the priests decides sorry you can’t have him you don’t get him. We have a human priest who at his finger tips has the power to decide the fate of another. What happens if God wants to be given but the priest says NO! Suddenly man now decides rather than God the fate of the human race. What POWER now resides in the hands of a few men? Suddenly both God and congregation are chained to the hem of a priests garment. Suddenly a man has the power to withhold and to determine a persons access to God.

Do in remembrance of me
Now would anyone find it hard to reconcile the simple last supper as it is described in scripture, to the ornate ceremony that the Catholic Church adorns. Jesus said “Do in remembrance of me.” If Jesus was being served out of some biscuit tin then the words would be radically changed to “eat and think of me” (Present tense), But “remembrance” speaks of an incident already accomplished. (Past tense.) We are called to look back and remember what Jesus did. So his sacrifice is something that was and not is. In remembrance speaks of a work already done. As we have seen Jesus depends on priests to do what he cant do. But what happens if there are no priests? How would Jesus make his people holy? Now to benefit you have to keep coming back more and more. The Catholic Church decides what days Jesus is being offered and you have to be there or else you are committing a cardinal SIN. If you do not a good excuse to be at the mass you will be deemed as having sinned, this includes holidays and such like. Jesus must wait until he is called upon to be served up. But what happens if he wanted to commune with his people before then? Again it’s up to human intervention. The trouble with a god in a biscuit tin and helpless is that you have to protect him from the elements. I might think of mice or rats that might get in and eat him. Or what happens if the biscuit gets mouldy and has to be chucked out with the garbage. Can you imagine a god put out with the rubbish!

Now if you don’t actually believe Jesus is in the tin box then he is not actually there. He is only there if you believe he is there. I know strange doctrine but believe me that is what they teach.

Answering 101 questions: (6) “ Only those whom believe with faith the truths of the mass can benefit most full grace and fruits of the mass”

Hold on a minute did not the priest do his miraculous incantation and turn this biscuit into flesh? So it should not be a matter of faith but of sight! However the benefits are only to those who are prepared to believe he is there or it’s a no done deal. Now imagine the pressure that must be upon people to come forward to partake. They taste the biscuit and every taste bud in their mouth says it’s a biscuit. Every cell in their mind says it’s only a biscuit. But they have to believe this is God. But the problem is if they recognise it to be anything other than God then there are no benefits to taking it. So how many partake, but are forced to play the lottery, Will I believe enough this week that I am eating flesh or will I again taste only a biscuit? Now I see a deception in there somewhere. Does anyone for a minute believe that someone can actually have fellowship with a biscuit? If I sat at a park bench talking to a Mars Bar or a packet of crisps, telling it “how wonderful it was and how much I adored it”, Then I tell everyone around me that this was my beloved and they had to love her too. How long before I found myself talking to a man in a white coat!!!
1 John 1:3” “truly our fellowship [is] with the Father, and with his son Jesus Christ” So here we have the promise and the security that our fellowship is with God
The sufficiency of the one sacrifice.

Now the victory of the reformation was to open that tin box and realise that God was not inside and cannot be kept in structures made by man. Nor are we prepared to accept a priesthood which the NT makes no mention. Nor are we to believe that Jesus must rely upon sinful men to be his vehicle of salvation.
The Catholic Church believes that in the mass we have a perpetual sacrifice. Otherwise the sacrifice continues. But they have a problem!!

HEBREWS 9:22 “AND ALMOST ALL THINGS ARE BY THE LAW PURGED WITH BLOOD; AND WITHOUT SHEDDING OF BLOOD IS NO REMISSION”

This means for there to be a sacrifice, there has to be blood dripping off the altar as the body is sliced and diced. But as all Catholics will tell you their sacrifice in the mass is a bloodless sacrifice. So there is No blood and no slicing and dicing. You can’t perpetuate a sacrifice without the shedding of blood. NO BLOOD NO SACRIFICE. NO SACRIFICE NO FORGIVENESS.

The victory of the cross speaks of ONE SACRIFICE. It is finished and completed 2000 years ago. The power and potency of that act can never be diluted. It stands forever a reminder of a victory. Every time a Christian partakes of the communion he is reminder of that Victory. He is reminded of the full sufficiency of the atoning work. By virtue of that accomplished work he stands in relationship to God. But his relationship is not through a biscuit but through the living resurrected saviour. Who is not bound or kept locked up. He is not hampered in his ability to make his people holy cleansed and acceptable to him. The cry “IT IS FINISHED” said it all. Nothing more could be added or taken away. No man can hinder stop or decide if someone will be holy or not.

Where Jesus is not

We know from scripture that Jesus is not locked up in some tin box but stands at the right hand of the father interceding. Let’s remember again what the RC church says “Every Catholic Church is Gods house on earth. And Gods son Jesus Christ lives there in the Blessed Sacrament”

ACTS 7: 48 “HOWBEIT THE MOST HIGH DWELLETH NOT IN TEMPLES MADE WITH HANDS; AS SAITH THE PROPHET “

So the building which is made with mans hands cannot be the Gods house on the earth, As the tin box was also made by man it too cannot be the tabernacle of Jesus.

ACTS 17:24 “GOD THAT MADE THE WORLD AND ALL THINGS THEREIN, SEEING THAT HE IS LORD OF HEAVEN AND EARTH DWELLETH NOT IN TEMPLES MADE WITH HANDS

1 COR 3:17 “IF ANY MAN DEFILE THE TEMPLE OF GOD, HIM SHALL GOD DESTROY; FOR THE TEMPLE OF GOD IS HOLY WHICH [TEMPLE] YE ARE”
1 COR 6:19 “WHAT KNOW YE NOT THAT YOUR BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY GHOST [WHICH IS] IN YOU, WHICH YE HAVE OF GOD, AND YE ARE NOT YOUR OWN”

Where is Jesus now?
So scriptures make it clear the believer is now the temple of Holy Spirit and God dwells within. This means we receive grace not via a biscuit kept in a box but directly from Jesus himself. We are nourished spiritually by the indwelling Holy Spirit. By now you must realise that if a priest can serve God up as a ready meal, then they become the means of salvation and God must look to them to offer it. But we can be thankful that Peter says:

Acts 2:21 “And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved

So Peter encourages us to Call directly upon the Lord. How many Roman Catholic teachers point to the priest to get right with God while Peter rightly points us to Jesus? They might call upon a priest to confess their sins, but we go straight to God to confess. I know which one I would prefer!

REV 3:20 “Behold , I stand at the door, and knock : if any man hear my voice and open the door I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me”

The Gods who upholds all things cannot be kept in some dusty tin box at the mercy of man. But we have a God who does communicate with his people. Sorry but I can’t take serious a god who cannot speak, hear or communicate with those who eat him. Which when eaten will pass with the movement of time.
Hebrews 1:13 “But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool”

Here is were Jesus now physically sits interceding on behalf of his people, Not locked away but stands in the full glare of his fathers glory. The apostle John in the book of revelation 1:17 confirms this reality when he saw Jesus in all his glory. He fell down before him as one who was dead.

John 17:5 “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was”
John 17:11 “And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me that they may be one, as we [are].

Again Jesus makes it clear he is no longer physically in this world and is now physically with his holy father in heaven. If he not physically here, then he cannot be served up as a ready meal. Jesus now has a resurrected glorified body, and this means his human body was changed. It would be difficult to offer us a human fleshly body that has already been changed.
Acts 1:11” This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven”

As we have the promise as to how Jesus wills bodily return we should not then expect his body to show up by any other means. Say at the hands of a priest in a mass!
JOHN 6:49 “YOUR FATHERS DID EAT MANNA IN THE WILDERNESS, AND ARE DEAD”
Jesus says if you eat his physical human body you will die. He was pointing to something far greater.
John 6:58 “This is that bread which came down from heaven: NOT AS YOUR FATHERS DID EAT MANNA, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever”
John 6:36 “IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH ; THE FLESH PROFITETH NOTHING: the WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU [THEY] ARE SPIRIT, AND [THEY] ARE LIFE”
1 COR 15:45 “AND SO IT IS WRITTEN,THE FIRST MAN ADAM WAS MADE A LIVING SOUL; THE LAST ADAM (JESUS) [WAS MADE] A QUICKENING SPIRIT”
This means Jesus will give life to whom he will. He can raise up, and restore life were there was none. Once alienated from God now made alive in him. Carnal appetite will not suffice; he wants us to worship him in spirit and in truth.

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