(Further arguments against the mass)Would you then hear glad tidings? What if I should permit unto you (as one willing to play the good fellow, and not to be stiff-necked) that the Mass were a sacrifice for sin, and that you did offer Jesus Christ for sin? Would you be content that this were permitted unto you? I think you would, for therefore have you long contended. Then let us consider, what should subsequently follow thereupon.
A sacrifice for sin was never perfect until the beast offered was slain. If in your Mass you offer Jesus Christ for sin, then necessarily in your Mass must you needs kill Jesus Christ. Do not esteem, beloved brethren, these words shortly spoken, to be vain or of small effect. They are collected of the very ground of scriptures, for they plainly testify that Christ to be offered, Christ to suffer, and Christ to shed his blood or die, are all one thing.
Paul, in the epistle to the Hebrews, says, “He appeareth now in the presence of God for us, not to offer himself often times for us, for otherwise it behooved him to have suffered often times, from the beginning of the world” (Heb. 9:24-26). Mark well, that Paul makes to offer and to suffer both one thing, and therefore he proves that Christ made but one sacrifice, because he once did suffer the death. Jesus Christ says, as it is written in Matthew, “This is my blood of the New Testament, which shall be shed for you and for many, in remission of sins” (Matt. 26:28). Mark, that remission of sins is attributed to the shedding of Christ’s blood. And Paul says, “Christ is dead for our sins” (1 Cor. 15:3). And in another place, “By one oblation or sacrifice hath he made us perfect forever” (Heb. 10:14). Consider diligently that remission of sins is attributed sometime to the shedding of Christ’s blood, sometime to his death, and sometime to the whole sacrifice which he made in suffering all pain. And why is this? Whether if there be diverse manners to obtain remission of sins? No, but because every one of these three necessarily follows [the] others. Remission of sins is commonly ascribed to any of them, for wherever Christ is offered, there is his blood shed, and his death subsequently follows.
And so Papists, if you offer Christ in sacrifice for sin, you shed his blood, and thus newly slay him. Advert what fine [end] your own desire shall bring you ¬ even to be slayers of Jesus Christ. You will say, you never pretended such abomination. I dispute not what you intended, but I only show what absurdity does follow upon your own doctrine. For necessarily if you do offer Christ for sin, as you confess, and your law does teach, you cruelly shed his blood, and finally do slay him.
But now I will relieve you of this anguish. Dolorous it were daily to commit manslaughter, and oftentimes to crucify the King of Glory. Be not afraid; you do it not; for Jesus Christ may suffer no more, shed his blood no more, nor die no more. For he has died ¬ he so died for sin ¬ and that once; and now he lives, and death may not prevail against him. And so you do not slay Christ, for no power have you to do the same. Only you have deceived the people, causing them [to] believe that you offered Jesus Christ in sacrifice for sin in your Mass ¬ which is frivolous and false, for Jesus Christ may not be offered, because he may not die.
I most gently exhort all desiring to object against these precedents, ripely to consider the ground thereof, which stands not upon the opinion of man, but upon the infallible word of God; and to resume [review] every part of their arguments and lay them to the whole body of God’s scriptures. And then, I doubt not, but all men whose sense the Prince of Darkness and of this world has not execated [blinded], shall confess with me, that in the Mass can be no sacrifice for sin. And yet, to the great blasphemy of Christ’s death, and open denial of his passion, it has been affirmed, taught, and believed, that the Mass was a sacrifice for the sins of the quick and the dead: which opinion is most false, vain, and wicked. And so, I think, the Mass to be abominable and idolatry no man of indifferent judgment will deny.
[The Mass is Not the Lord’s Supper]
Let no man intend to excuse the Mass with the pretext of the Lord’s Supper. For now will I prove that therewith it has no congruence, but is expressly contrary to it; and has taken the remembrance of the same out of mind. And further, it is blasphemous to the death of Jesus Christ.
First, they are contrary in institution. For the Lord’s Supper was instituted to be a perpetual memory of those benefits which we have received by Jesus Christ, and by his death. And first we should call to mind in what estate we stood in the loins of Adam, when we all blasphemed the majesty of God in his face.
Secondly, that his own incomprehensible goodness moved him to love us ¬ most wretched and miserable, yea, most wicked and blasphemous ¬ and love most perfect compelled him to show mercy. And mercy pronounced the sentence, which was that his only Son should pay the price of our redemption. Which thing being rightly called to memory in the present action of the Supper, could not but move us to unfeigned thanksgiving unto God the Father, and to his only Son Jesus, who has restored us again to liberty and life. And this is it which Paul commands, saying, “As often as ye shall eat of this bread, and drink of this cup, ye shall declare the Lord’s death till he come” (1 Cor. 11:26). That is, you shall laud, magnify, and extol the liberal kindness of God the Father, and the infinite benefits which you have received by Christ’s death.
But the Mass is instituted, as the plain words thereof and their own laws do witness, to be a sacrifice for the sins of the quick and the dead: for doing of the which sacrifice, God is bound not only to remit our sins, but also to give unto us whatever we will ask. And that shall testify diverse Masses celebrated for diverse causes: some for peace in time of war, some for rain, some for fair weather; yea, and (alas, my heart abhors such abomination!) some for sickness of beasts. They will say, they severally take prayers for obtaining such things. And that is all which I desire they say; for the obtaining such vain trifles, they destinate [appoint] their whole purpose, and so profane the sacrament of Christ’s body and blood (if that were any sacrament which they abused so), which should never be used but in memory of Christ’s death. Then should it not be used to pray that the toothache be taken away from us, that our oxen should not take the lowing ill, our horse the spavin or farcy [diseases], and so of all manner of diseases for our cattle. Yea, what was it wherefore you would not say Mass, perverse priests? But let us hear more.
The Supper of the Lord is the gift of Jesus Christ, in which we should laud the infinite mercy of God. The Mass is a sacrifice which we offer unto God, for doing whereof we allege God should love and commend us.
In the Supper of the Lord, we confess ourselves redeemed from sin by the death and blood of Jesus Christ only. In the Mass, we crave remission of sins ¬ yea, and whatsoever thing we list ¬ by working of that same work, which we presently do ourselves. And herein is the Mass blasphemous unto Christ and his passion. For insofar as it offers or permits remission of sins, it imputes imperfection upon Christ and his sacrifice; affirming that all sins were not remitted by his death, but that a great part are reserved to be purged by virtue and the value of the Mass. And also it is injurious unto Christ Jesus, and not only speaking most falsely of him, but also usurping to itself that which is proper to him alone. For he affirms that he alone has, by his own death, purged the sins of the world; and that no part rests to be changed by any other means. But the Mass sings another song, which is, that every day, by that oblation offered by the priests, sin is purged and remission obtained. Consider, Papists, what honour your Mass gives unto Christ Jesus!
Last, in the Supper of the Lord, we grant ourselves eternal debtors to God, and unable any way to make satisfaction for his infinite benefits which we have received. But in the Mass, we allege God to be a debtor unto us for oblation of that sacrifice which we there presently offer, and dare affirm that we there make satisfaction by doing thereof, for the sins of ourselves and of others.
If these precedents be not contrary, let men judge with indifference [impartiality]. They differ in use; for in the Lord’s Supper, the minister and the congregation sat both at one table ¬ no difference between them in preeminence nor habit, as witnesses Jesus Christ with his disciples, and the practice of the apostles after his death. But in the papistical Mass, the priests (so they will be styled) are placed by themselves at one altar. [41]And I would ask of the authority thereof, and what scripture commands so to be done. They must be clad in several habits,[42]whereof no mention is made in the New Testament. It will not excuse them to say, Paul commanded all to be done with order and decently (1 Cor. 14:40). Dare they be so bold as to affirm that the Supper of Jesus Christ was done without order, and indecently, wherein were seen no such disguised vestments? Or will they set up to us again the Levitical priesthood? Should not all be taught by the plain word?
Prelates or priests, I ask one question: You would be like the vestments of Aaron in all things. Aaron had affixed unto his garments certain bells, which were commanded to ring, and to make sound, as often as he was clad therein. But, priests, your bells want tongues; they ring not; they sound of nothing but of the earth. The people understand nothing of all your ceremonies. Fear you not the wrath of God? It was commanded Aaron that the sound of bells should be heard, that he died not. Advise with this, for the matter appertains to you.
In the Supper of the Lord all were equally participants: the bread being broken, and the cup being distributed amongst all, according to his holy commandment. In the papistical Mass, the congregation gets nothing except the beholding of your jukings, nodding, crossings, turning, uplifting, which all are nothing but a diabolical profanation of Christ’s Supper. Now, juke, cross, and nod as you list; they are [nothing] but your own inventions. And finally, brethren, you got nothing, but gazed and beheld while one did eat and drink all.
It shall not excuse you to say, the congregation is participating spiritually. O, wicked Antichrists! says not Jesus Christ, “Eat of this, and drink of this; all do this in remembrance of me?” (Matt. 26:26-27). Christ commanded not that one should gaze upon it, bow, juke, and beck [nod] thereto, but that we should eat and drink thereof ourselves; and not that we should behold others do the same; unless we would confess the death of Jesus Christ to appertain nothing to us. For when I eat and drink at that table, I openly confess the fruit and virtue of Christ’s body, of his blood and passion, to appertain to myself; and that I am a member of his mystical body; and that God the Father is appeased with me, notwithstanding my first corruption and present infirmities.
Judge, brethren, what comfort has this taken from us, [by them] which will that the sight thereof shall be sufficient. I would ask, first, if the sight of corporeal meat and drink does feed or nourish the body? I think they will say, “Nay.” And I affirm that no more profit receives the soul in beholding another eat and drink the Lord’s very Supper (as for their idolatry it is always damnable), than the body does in beholding another eat and drink, and though receiving no part thereof.
But now briefly, let this contradiction be collected [examined].[43] In the Lord’s Supper are offered thanks for the benefits which we have received of God. In the Mass, the Papist will compel God to grant all that he asks of him, by virtue of the sacrifice, and so alleges that God should refer thanks unto him that does [the] Mass.
In the Supper of the Lord, the actors [partakers] humbly do confess themselves redeemed only by Christ’s blood, which once was shed. In the Mass, the priest vaunts himself to make a sacrifice for the sins of the quick and the dead.
In the Lord’s Supper, all the partakers at that table grant and confess themselves debtors unto God, unable to refer thanks for the benefits which we have received of his liberality. In the papistical Mass, the priest alleges that God is a debtor to him, and unto all them for whom he makes that sacrifice. For he does affirm remission of sins to be obtained thereby; and in that the Mass is blasphemous to Christ’s death.
In the Lord’s Supper, all sit at one table: no difference in habit or vestment between the minister and the congregation. In the papistical Mass, the priests are placed by themselves at one altar (as they call it), and are clad in disguised garments.
In the Lord’s Supper, finally, all do eat of one bread and drink of one cup. But in the mischievous Mass, one man did eat and drink all.
[FINAL REMARKS]
Consider now, beloved brethren, what the fruits of the Mass have been, even in her greatest purity. The Mass is nothing but the invention of man, set up without all authority of God’s word, for honouring of God; and therefore it is idolatry. Unto it is added a vain, false, deceitful, and most wicked opinion: that is, that by it is obtained remission of sins; and therefore it is abomination before God. It is contrary unto the Supper of Jesus Christ, and has taken away both the right use and remembrance thereof, and therefore it is blasphemous to Christ’s death. Maintain or defend the papistical Mass who so list, this honour and service did all which used the same. And here I speak not of the most abominable abuses, as of buying and selling, used now of late by the mischievous priests; but of the Mass in her most high degree, and most honest garment; yea, even of the great Gaudeamus[44]sung or said by Gregory the Great, as Papists do call him.
Let no man think that, because I am in the realm of England, therefore so boldly I speak against this abomination. Nay, God has taken that suspicion from me, for this body lying in most painful bonds, amongst the midst of cruel tyrants,[45] his mercy and goodness provided that the hand should write, and bear witness to the confession of the heart more abundantly than ever yet the tongue spoke.
And here I call my God to record that neither profit to myself, hatred of any person or persons, nor affection or favour that I bear towards any private man, causes me this day to speak as you have heard; but only the obedience which I owe unto God in [the] ministry, showing of his word, and the common love which I bear to the salvation of all men. For so odious and abominable I know the Mass to be in God’s presence, that unless you decline from the same, to life can you never attain. And therefore, brethren, flee from that idolatry, rather than from the present death.
Here would I have spoken of the diversity of sacrifice, but neither does time nor the wickedness [frailty] of my own flesh permit that I do so. I will you [to] observe, that where I say there rests no sacrifice, nor yet are there any priests; that I mean, there rests no sacrifice to be offered for sin, nor yet are there any priests having power to offer such oblations. Otherwise, I do know that all true Christians are kings and priests, and do daily offer unto God a sacrifice most acceptable: the mortification of their affections, as Paul commanded in Romans. But hereof I may not remain to speak presently.
Such doctrine as was taught in your audience, upon Sunday before noon, I will prove, as opportunity shall permit, by God’s scriptures, not only unprofitable, but also erroneous and deceitful. But first, according to my promise, I will send unto the teacher the extract thereof, to add or diminish as by his wisdom shall be thought most expedient. For God knows my mind is not captiously to trap men in words, but my only desire being that you, my audience, be instructed in the verity; wherefrom dissents some doctrine taught [to] you (if truly I have collected) moves me to speak against all that may have appearance of lies and superstition.
And pray with me, brethren, that the Spirit may be ministered unto me in abun dance, to speak at all times as it becomes a true messenger. And I will likewise pray that you may hear, understand, and obey with all reverence, the good will of God, declared unto the world by Jesus Christ, whose omnipotent Spirit remain with you forever. Amen.
Give the glory to God alone.
JOHN KNOX
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Notes
1. Marginal note: Note
2. Knox here refers to the Greater Litany of the church of Rome, containing invocation to saints, and ascribed by that church to Pope Gregory the First. Basnage, a divine of the reformed church, in his Ecclesiastical History, has noticed very fully the subject of the ancient litanies; and [he] states, that the earliest litanies now extant, which contain addresses to saints, were not written before the conclusion of the eighth or the beginning of the ninth century. The litanies, when regularly celebrated, were recited in Ascension week; persons walked in the processions barefooted and fasting. Such invocations were added to the earlier litanies in more corrupt times; and the names of saints to whom prayers for intercession were offered were frequently changed at different periods. The variety of formularies used in the church of Rome was a subject which came under the notice of the Council of Trent. The revision of the service book was committed to Pope Pius V; and the Roman Litany now contains direct invocations only to forty-three saints. [Note abridged from the British Reformers, Writings of John Knox (American edition; Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1842), pp. 187-88.]
3. “Gregory, in the time of a common pestilence, ordained this service, called Litany, which is a Greek word, as much in English to say, as Supplication or Prayer.” (The Primer in English, 1808, sign. i, ij.) In this edition, the Litany contains eighty-three distinct invocations. [D.L.]
4. The historical event referred to by Knox is thus related by the earliest biographers of Pope Gregory I. In 590, Rome suffered very severely from an infectious distemper, when Gregory, not then installed in the popedom, preached a sermon, earnestly calling upon the people to repent. The conclusion is preserved in his works, and contains an exhortation to the people to unite publicly in supplication to God, appointing that they should meet at day-break in seven different companies, according to their several ages, sex, and stations, and walk in seven processions, reciting litanies or supplications, till they all met in one place. They did so, and proceeded singing and uttering the words, “Kyrie eleison,” or “Lord have mercy upon us.” In the space of one hour, while thus engaged, eighty persons fell to the ground, and breathed their last. (Vit. Gregor. a Jo. Diacon. xlii. et. seq. See also Fleury, liv. 35, § 1. Baron. Annal. 590, p. 6.) Baronius relates that Gregory caused an image of the virgin to be carried on this occasion. With regard to the persons who died while thus engaged, we may remember that the plague then raged fiercely, and doubtless many had assembled who were already infected by it. [Part of a note from the British Reformers edition of the Writings of John Knox, pp. 187-88.]
5. Marginal note: Objection
6. Marginal note: Objection
7. Marginal note: Precepts were given
8. Marginal note: The cause of the council of Jerusalem.
9. A reference to private Masses.
10. Marginal note: Cornelius
11. Marginal note: Conclusion of the council
12. Marginal note: Question
13. Marginal note: Objection
14. Marginal note: Note
15. Marginal note: Popes who instituted the Mass
16. That is, the general Confession in the Ordinary of the Mass, beginning, Confiteor Deo omnipotenti, beatæ Mariæ semper virgini, beato Michaeli archangelo, etc. [D.L.]
17. The price of many of the smaller religious tracts published at this time. [D.L.]
18. Marginal note: Evasion
19. Marginal note: Improbation of the canon
20. A reference to the commemoration of holy men in the ritual of the Romish church.
21. That is, some parts of the Mass are repeated by the priest in a tone inaudible to the people. [D.L.]
22. Marginal note: Note
23. The priests were shaved and consecrated according to the Romish practices.
24. Marginal note: Note
25. Marginal note: Opinion held of the Mass
26. Marginal note: Note
27. Marginal note: Answer of the Papists
28. Marginal note: Contra
29. Marginal note: Note
30.. Marginal note: Papists anwer
31. Marginal note: Question
32. Marginal note: Papists advert
33. Marginal note: Evasion
34. Marginal note: Papists
35. That is, those who apply plaster or ointment to heal a wound.
36. The Romish form of cursing. [D.L.]
37. The service of the Mass. [D.L.]
38. Marginal note: Note
39. That is, notice these reasons which have preceded.
40. The waters of Babylon. [D.L.]
41. Marginal note: Question
42. Knox here refers to the dresses worn by the Romish priests while saying Mass, as they are described in some of their works of devotion. The colours of the priestly ornaments used in the Romish church service vary at different seasons; and to each colour a mystical meaning is attached. [D.L.]
43. That is, let these contradictions be examined.
44. Gaudeamus omnes in Domino, etc., sung in the Mass on the festival of the Assumption of the virgin.
45. This is an allusion to Knox’s imprisonment aboard the French gallies.

RESEARCH # 09

Let me mention here again that this article is not against any Roman Catholic personally but against the system of Roman Catholicism.

Roman Catholicism does not believe that the believing sinner is justified by the imputed righteousness of Christ alone. Roman Catholicism is the largest cult in the world. Their worship of God is not Biblical, the system of religion believe the following.
• Prayer for the dead and the sign of the cross
• Veneration of saints and angels
• Purgatory
• The sacrifice of the mass
• Transubstantiation
• The Infallibility of the Pope
• Mary worship
• Worship Of Saints And Angels
• Merits of Good Works
• Rome’s Perversion of the Ten Commandments
• The Relics of Romanism
• Image Worship
• Canonization of dead saints
• The celibacy of the priesthood
• The rosary, or prayer beads
I don’t know how a person can say they are not a cult. See what some of their top ‘saints’ say about the institution marriage which was ordained by God Himself:
“The Church is empowered by Christ to act as our interpreters and guides in matters relating to Holy Writ.”
Marriage is a sin. (St. Augustine)
Matrimony is impure and unholy, a means of sexual passion. (Origen)Marriage is a moral crime, more dreadful than any punishment or any
death…spurcitiae, obscenity, filth. (Tertullian)

Marriage is corruption, a polluted and foul way of life. (Tatian)
Marriage is a crime against God. Marriage is prostitution of the members of
Christ. Married people ought to blush at the state in which they are living.
(St. Ambrose)
The primary purpose of a man of God is to cut down the wood of marriage with the axe of virginity. (St. Jerome)

The warning of Jesus
The disciples asked Jesus a question. “What will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?
Jesus replied, take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am Christ’, and will deceive many. (Matthew 24:3-5) Then again in verse 11, he said, “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.” Three times he said that one of the signs of his coming is deception, meaning to mislead and to trick people.

Another Christ on earth

Pope is called the Vicar of Christ. The word vicar means a substitute or filling the place of another. Pope has taken the position of Christ. Roman Catholic system declare the Pope is the ‘Head of the Church’ – Stolen from Christ, as Christ Jesus is the head of the church. Colossians 1:18. Roman Catholic system is against Christ it is an antichrist. The Greek word [anti] in scripture most nearly denotes something that is “in place of” another thing. The root meaning is, “instead of” or “in place of”. It is not the original but a substitution, not Christ but a substitute for Christ. Instead of Christ a false Christ an Antichrist.

When Pope Pius IX was Archbishop of Venice, he stated: ‘the pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but he is Jesus Christ Himself, hidden under the veil of the flesh. Does the pope speak? It is Jesus Christ who speaks. Does the pope accord a favor or pronounce an anathema? It is Jesus Christ who accords the favor or pronounces that anathema. So that when the pope speaks we have no business to examine.

• Christ had a crown of thorns. The Pope wears a triple diadem.
• Christ washed the feet of his disciples. The Pope desire his feet to be kissed.
• Christ paid tribute. The Pope takes it.
• Christ fed the sheep. The Pope shears them for his own profit.
• Christ was poor. The Pope wishes to be master of the world.
• Christ carried on His shoulders the cross. The Pope is carried on the shoulders of his servants in liveries of gold.
• Christ despised riches. The Pope has no other passion than for gold.
• Christ drove out the merchants from the temple. The Pope welcomes them.
• Christ was meekness. The Pope is pride personified.
• Christ promulgated laws that the Pope tramples underfoot.
[Quoted by Jeremiah J. Crowley: Romanism. A Menace to the Nation. Aurora, Missouri, 1912, p. 205.]
Jesus said, many will come in my name saying, ‘I am Christ’ and deceive many.

Roman Catholicism received a deadly wound from the Protestant Reformation.

When you look at the past at the protestant Reformation, Martin Luther, John Calvin and the reformers called the Pope an antichrist. The Roman Catholic Church was called the mother of all harlots and the abominations of the earth. Roman Church persecuted and burned the true Christians. Rome dug up the bones of John Wycliffe and burned the bones. Rome burned John Hus, Savonarola. Roman Catholic burned over 300 Reformers men women and children in England. (1546). Rome burned William Tyndale. Rome could not stop the spreading of Protestant Christianity.
God in his mercy used Martin Luther in Germany, John Calvin in Geneva and John Knox in Scotland, Church of Rome was wounded by the power of the sword, God’s word during the reformation. , The Protestant reformation delivered us from the bondage of Rome. The reformers recovered the gospel that was lost in the darkness of Rome and set people free. Reformation brought a great light of the word of God to common people and beast of Roman Catholicism was deadly wounded by the sword of God which proceeded from the 16th century to 19th century. At the end of 19th century Rome lost its power almost entirely by the power of the sword. Many thought that was the end of the system of Roman Catholicism. But not so the deadly wound was healed. Now we see this great beast of Roman Catholicism, the mystery of iniquity resurrected again with power, this great harlot have deceived many Christian church leaders today we see as many are about to officially accept the pope as the head of Jesus Christ.
Rome replied with the counter reformation.
Rome came up with a counter reformation against Protestant Christianity. Pope Paul 111 in September of 1540 ordained Ignatius Loyola, a Spanish priest who was a Jesuit. The Jesuits (or, the Society of Jesus) are a Catholic order founded by the Spanish priest Ignatius Loyola. The mission of the Jesuits to have a “counter-reformation” by declaring war on the true Christian faith. Here below is a quotation of the Jesuit oath.
“I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity present, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals.”

The Counter-Reformation was in full swing. Jesuit spies and agents began to infiltrate Protestant schools, and actually landed on the coast of the United States in the 1530’s and the 1540’s. In order to defend the Romanist religion, as well as the Pope (who Catholics are taught is actually “Christ on earth”), the Jesuits began their war plan for a battle on many fronts.
Now this time the Pope is not coming as a persecutor of Protestants but as a man of peace. Many leading Christian leaders see the Pope was not the old Pope of antichrist but a good moral leader, who was against abortion, homosexuality and put high moral values. The culture is corrupt so we must stand together to fight our common enemy to fight against corrupt culture.
Don’t Rock the Boat.
Today there prominent other Christian leaders who wants to be separate from the Roman Catholic church but how many are exposing the system of Roman Catholicism. Why is that many are silent would not speak. This bothered Martin Luther during his time. Luther asked this question.” I have heard divers worthy doctors affirm, that the church has long since stood in need of reformation; but no man was so bold as to assail popedom; for the pope had on his banner, Noli me tangere; therefore every man was silent. Dr. Staupitz said once to me: “If you meddle with popedom you will have the whole world against you;”
Charles Spurgeon said on Roman Catholicism, “We must fight the Lord’s battles against this giant error, whichever shape it takes; and so must we do with every error that pollutes the church. Slay it utterly; let none escape. “Fight the Lord’s battles.” Even though it is an error that is in the Evangelical Church, yet must we smite it. Also he said, “No peace with sin, no peace with falsehood. War, war, war without deliberation: war for ever with error and deceit!”
Ecumenism.
The Counter Reformation never ceased. The Jesuits have never given up their work. Today we see another strategy of the Counter Reformation and that is ecumenism. The leaders of the Ecumenism are Jesuits. From the protestant side the world counsel of Churches brought the ecumenism. In the beginning the evangelicals were opposed to the world counsel of churches even Billy Graham said this was the work of the devil but later he reversed himself and became a supporter of the world counsel of churches. Today there are many churches and mission organizations under the banner of ecumenism.
Prominent Evangelical Protestants and Roman Catholics have joined together in signing a document with the Roman Catholic leaders, called ECT. (Evangelicals and Catholics Together) The 25-page document, originated by Chuck Colson and Catholic social critic Richard John Neuhaus, was signed by 40 noted evangelical and Catholic leaders including Pat Robertson, heads of the Home Mission Board and Christian Life Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, Bill Bright – founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, Mark Noll of Wheaton University, Os Guinness, Jesse Miranda (Assemblies of God), Richard Mauw (President, Fuller Seminary), J.I. Packer and Herbert Schlossberg.
These Protestant Christian leaders embraced the leadership of the Pope as things have changed. These Christian leaders had given priority to cultural values than doctrine. I may shock many of you but I will tell the truth as it is as I will expose some of their names. Graham said, ‘The three greatest menaces faced by orthodox Christianity are Communism, Roman Catholicism and Mohamedanism’. (Plains Baptist Challenger, July 1977).

Then in 1963 he said, “I admire Pope John [XXIII] tremendously. I felt he brought a new era to the world” Chicago Tribune, June 8, 1963
In 1980 he wrote an article, which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post (Jan.-Feb. 1980). He said: “Pope John Paul II is one of the greatest moral and spiritual leaders of this century. He is an evangelist.”

After 26 years of serving as the head of the Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II was influential in tearing down Communism and Protestant-Catholic relations. And many more Protestant leaders began to hold hands with the Pope.

James Dobson
When Pope John Paul II died, James Dobson said the following.
“Today’s passing of Pope John Paul II is an immeasurable loss – not only to our friends of the Roman Catholic faith, but to the entire world. We found common cause with him and with the ‘culture of life’ he espoused so eloquently; the legacy he left us is to be cherished.”
This was the headlines of Baptist Press when Pope John Paul II died.
Pope John Paul II, champion of pro-life and pro-family causes, dies at the age of 84
R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. Said “Pope John Paul II will go down in history as one of the most significant leaders of our time,” and he said, “Conservative evangelicals will long remember this pope as a man who had the courage to confront communism and to call it what it was, at great personal risk.”
Chuck Colson in his radio program Breakpoint said, “I met with the Pope twice—once when Jim Dobson and I were invited as the first evangelicals to speak in the Synod Hall in the Vatican. I was struck by the intensity of his blue eyes and the glow he seemed to have about him. He was an extraordinary human being—and I say that as a devout Southern Baptist.”
Speaking of the New Pope, Pope Benedict XVI, Norman Geisler, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, N.C said, “”Relativism, pluralism and naturalism are the three main foes of evangelicalism today and they’re the main foes of conservative Roman Catholics,” Also he said, “”We rejoice in the choice because he’s going to hold the line and he’s not going to allow the liberal element in the Catholic Church to reverse any of those things.”
Christianity Today said of the Pope John Paul II, “World Remembers the Pope as a Man of Peace.”
“A great religious figure who devoted his life to defending the values of peace, freedom, justice and equality for all races and religions.”
Many evangelicals are saying we are not living in the days of Old Roman Catholicism, where the Roman Catholic Popes persecuted the Christians but we are living in the days where Pope is having peace with the protestant Christians. The times have changed as Catholics and Protestants stand together against their common enemy the social problem that is coming against our families.
Do you see the great deception? The deception is that it does not matter what the pope believe in his doctrine/teachings what it matters is when it comes to family values he holds to the same moral values. So who cares about doctrine and theology dump them, the most important is not doctrine but moral values. If this is the case then who cares about Mormons as they are nice people who have high good moral values, certainly the Buddhists have good moral values, yes dump the theology and embrace all who have good moral values. Don’t all religions have good moral values anyway? Yes. This is the greatest deception of all time.
Ho 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Am 2:4 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have despised the law of the LORD, and have not kept his commandments, and their lies caused them to err, after the which their fathers have walked.
Be Separate Says the Lord.
Ex 23:32 Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods.
Isa 52:11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.
“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
“Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)
Unveiling the Great Deception.
Mt 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
A wolf in sheep clothing is very deceptive. Satan is the archenemy of God; he has a program and a plan. He will come against the works of God. He will do this by deception. He will come like the good guy, he will come with the Bible, and he has many hats to ware according to the situation.
2Co 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
The only way to unveil the sheep clothing is by doctrine. Let us tear apart the sheep clothing and you will see a wolf. Counsel of Trent produced the Roman Catholic Theology. Doctrine brings division.
2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Lu 12:51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division.

DECLARATIONS OF THE COUNCIL OF TRENT

FOURTH SESSION: DECREE CONCERNING THE CANONICAL SCRIPTURES:
“If anyone does not accept as sacred and canonical the aforesaid books in their entirety and with all their parts [the 66 books of the Bible plus 12 apocryphal books, being two of Paralipomenon, two of Esdras, Tobias, Judith, Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Baruch, Sophonias, two of Macabees], as they have been accustomed to be read in the Catholic Church and as they are contained in the old Latin Vulgate Edition, and knowingly and deliberately rejects the aforesaid traditions, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA.”

Scripture says:
“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work” -2 Timothy 3:16-17.

“Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints” -Jude 3.

“But know this first of all, that (N)no prophecy of Scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God” -2 Peter 1:20-21.

“You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you: THIS PEOPLE HONORS ME WITH THEIR LIPS, BUT THEIR HEART IS FAR AWAY FROM ME.’BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN'” -Matthew 15:7-9.

SSIXTH SESSION, CANONS CONCERNING JUSTIFICATION: “If anyone says that justifying faith is nothing else than confidence in divine mercy, which remits sins for Christ’s sake, or that it is this confidence alone that justifies us, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Canons Concerning Justification, Canon 12).

Sscripture says:
“because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin. But now apart from the Law the righteousness of God has been manifested, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all those who believe; for there is no distinction; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; whom God displayed publicly as a propitiation in His blood through faith This was to demonstrate His righteousness, because in the forbearance of God He passed over the sins previously committed; for the demonstration, I say, of His righteousness at the present time, so that He would be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus. Where then is boasting? It is excluded By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith. For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law” -Romans 3:20-29

SIXTH SESSION, CANONS CONCERNING JUSTIFICATION: “If anyone says that the justice received is not preserved and also not increased before God through good works, but that those works are merely the fruits and signs of justification obtained, but not the cause of its increase, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Canons Concerning Justification, Canon 24).

Scripture says:
“For if Abraham was justified by works, he has something to boast about, but not before God. For what does the Scripture say? “ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS.” Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness, just as David also speaks of the blessing on the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works: “BLESSED ARE THOSE WHOSE LAWLESS DEEDS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN, AND WHOSE SINS HAVE BEEN COVERED. “BLESSED IS THE MAN WHOSE SIN THE LORD WILL NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT” -Romans 4:2-8.

“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” -2 Corinthians 5:21

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” -Romans 5:1

Explanatory Note: (We are not justified by an infused righteousness that we obtain by papal authority having merit from The Treasury of Merit imputed to us from Mary, saints, the Pope himself or through indulgences, so that we can freed from Purgatory cleansing for sins that we committed. Justification is a forensic, legal declaration; but even more importantly, it is being clothed with the perfect of righteousness of Christ through faith. Christ on the cross was treated as if He lived my life-my sin was imputed to Him though He is holy, sinless; so that I could be treated as if I lived His life-His righteousness is imputed to me though I am a sinner and by nature a child of wrath worthy only to spend eternity in an everlasting hell (Ephesians 2:1-3). My own righteousness, even religious good works obtained under papal decree, is nothing but filthy rags before a holy God (Isaiah 64:6). Faith is the instrument by which this becomes a reality–and even that faith is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8-9.)

SIXTH SESSION, CANONS CONCERNING JUSTIFICATION: “If anyone says that the Catholic doctrine of justification as set forth by the holy council in the present decree, derogates in some respect from the glory of God or the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ, and does not rather illustrate the truth of our faith and no less the glory of God and of Christ Jesus, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Canons Concerning Justification, Canon 33).

Scripture says:
“I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed! As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed! -Galatians 1:6-9

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS’ -Matthew 7:21-24

“For all of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away” -Isaiah 64:6

“for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh, although I myself might have confidence even in the flesh. If anyone else has a mind to put confidence in the flesh, I far more: circumcised the eighth day, of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to the righteousness which is in the Law, found blameless. But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith” -Philippians 3:3-9

SEVENTH SESSION, CANONS ON BAPTISM: “If anyone says that in the Roman Church, which is the mother and mistress of all churches, there is not the true doctrine concerning the sacrament of baptism, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Canons on Baptism, Canon 3).

Scripture says:
“and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ; having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. When you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions” -Colossians 2:11-13

SEVENTH SESSION, CANONS ON BAPTISM: “If anyone says that baptism is optional, that is, not necessary for salvation, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Canons on Baptism, Canon 5).

Scripture says:
“who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water. Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you–) not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience–through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who is at the right hand of God, having gone into heaven, after angels and authorities and powers had been subjected to Him” -1 Peter 3:20-22

Explanatory Note: (The fluid has no saving power nor does the act of being baptized. Salvation is by grace through faith in Christ alone; it is not of works lest any man should boast. If baptism was necessary for salvation and a sacramental means of grace as Trent claims, why does the Apostle John say that the Lord baptized no one (cf, John 4:1-2)? And the same was said of Paul in 1 Corinthians 1:14-16. Furthermore Paul lucidly says, “Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not in cleverness of speech, so that the cross of Christ would not be made void.” If baptism is part of the gospel by Rome’s canon, why does the Apostle Paul definitely claim the exact opposite under divine inspiration? Listen, no ordinance or sacrament of any church, Pope or council can add one thing to the once for all sacrifice and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ the Righteous for our salvation.)

SEVENTH SESSION, CANONS ON BAPTISM: “If anyone says that children, because they have not the act of believing, are not after having received baptism to be numbered among the faithful, and that for this reason are to be re-baptized when they have reached the years of discretion; or that it is better that the baptism of such be omitted than that, while not believing by their own act, they should be baptized in the faith of the Church alone, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Canons on Baptism, Canon 13).

Scripture says:
“Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ–this Jesus whom you crucified.” Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?” Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” -Acts 2:36-38

“Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life” -Romans 6:4

SEVENTH SESSION, CANONS ON CONFIRMATON:
“If anyone says that the confirmation of those baptized is an empty ceremony and not a true and proper sacrament; or that of old it was nothing more than a sort of instruction, whereby those approaching adolescence gave an account of their faith to the Church, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Canons on Confirmation, Canon 1).

Scripture says:
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight” -Ephesians 1:3-8

THIRTEENTH SESSION, CANONS ON THE MOST HOLY SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST:
“If anyone denies that in the sacrament of the most Holy Eucharist are contained truly, really and substantially the body and blood together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and consequently the whole Christ, but says that He is in it only as in a sign, or figure or force, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Canons on the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist, Canon 1).

Scripture says:
“While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”
And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins -Matthew 26:26-28

Explanatory Note: (This was only a symbol–not our Lord’s literal body.)

THIRTEENTH SESSION, CANONS ON THE MOST HOLY SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST:
“If anyone says that Christ received in the Eucharist is received spiritually only and not also sacramentally and really, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Canons on the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist, Canon 8).

Scripture says:
“In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep. -1 Corinthians 11:25-30

Explanatory Note: (It is received as an outward symbol only of the finished work of Christ on the cross. The bread and wine have no inherent power in themselves and do not become the literal body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. This would suggest that the Lord’s sacrifice on the cross was not sufficient and that a continual “bloody” sacrifice through the mass is necessary for salvation; making communion a work.)

FOURTEENTH SESSION, CANONS CONCERNING THE MOST HOLY SACRAMENT OF PENANCE: “If anyone says that in the Catholic Church penance is not truly and properly a sacrament instituted by Christ the Lord for reconciling the faithful of God as often as they fall into sin after baptism, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Canons Concerning the Most Holy Sacrament of Penance, Canon 1).

Scripture says:
“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus” -Titus 3:11-13

“I now rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that you were made sorrowful to the point of repentance; for you were made sorrowful according to the will of God, so that you might not suffer loss in anything through us. For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death” -2 Corinthians 7:9-10

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received (I)the reconciliation” -Romans 5:8-11

Explanatory Note: (It is the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, God’s gift of repentance, and His daily sanctifying grace in our lives that conforms us to Christ likeness. There is no other sacrifice or penance needed for our sins–it was all accomplished in Christ alone. All of our sins, their guilt and penalty, and the wrath of God which burns against us and our sin was completely satisfied in the once for all sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross and secured by His bodily resurrection from the dead. There is no other penance needed or required by God. To suggest otherwise is to say that Christ’s sacrificial work is not enough, “it is finished” as our Lord cried from Calvary is a lie, it turns the grace of God into lasciviousness and perverts the gospel of grace of our Lord. That is nothing less than a hellish, satanic deception.)

FOURTEENTH SESSION, CANONS CONCERNING THE MOST HOLY SACRAMENT OF PENANCE:
“If anyone denies that sacramental confession was instituted by divine law or is necessary to salvation; or says that the manner of confessing secretly to a priest alone, which the Catholic Church has always observed from the beginning and still observes, is at variance with the institution and command of Christ and is a human contrivance, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Canons Concerning the Most Holy Sacrament of Penance, Canon 7).

Scripture says:
“Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people” -Hebrews 2:17

“For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin” -Hebrews 4:15

“By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Every priest stands daily ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD, waiting from that time onward UNTIL HIS ENEMIES BE MADE A FOOTSTOOL FOR HIS FEET. For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified” -Hebrews 10:10-14

Explanatory Note: (We have been thoroughly and completely sanctified, made holy and set apart from this world unto eternal life by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. He alone is our only priest, our High Priest, not like the unholy, fallible, sinful priests of earth. We are complete in Christ alone.)

FOURTEENTH SESSION, CANONS CONCERNING THE MOST HOLY SACRAMENT OF PENANCE:
“If anyone says that the confession of all sins as it is observed in the Church is impossible and is a human tradition to be abolished by pious people; or that each and all of the faithful of Christ or either sex are not bound thereto once a year in accordance with the constitution of the great Lateran Council, and that for this reason the faithful of Christ are to be persuaded not to confess during Lent, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Canons Concerning the Most Holy Sacrament of Penance, Canon 8).

SScripture says:
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” -1 John 1:9

“How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which He [Jesus Christ the Lord] was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?” -HHebrews 10:29

Explanatory Note: (Confess means “to agree with.” When we confess our sins to the Lord, we are agreeing with Him that what we have done is sin, sin against Him, and He cleanses us from all unrighteousness. No Pope, Cardinal, Bishop, or Parish Priest can forgive sin, issue absolution, or cleanse our sinful unclean heart.)

FOURTEENTH SESSION, CANONS CONCERNING THE MOST HOLY SACRAMENT OF PENANCE:
“If anyone says that God always pardons the whole penalty together with the guilt and that the satisfaction of penitents is nothing else than the faith by which they perceive that Christ has satisfied for them, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Canons Concerning the Most Holy Sacrament of Penance, Canon 8).

Scripture says:
“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned–for until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the offense of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many. The gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned; for on the one hand the judgment arose from one transgression resulting in condemnation, but on the other hand the free gift arose from many transgressions resulting in justification. For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men” -Romans 5:12-18

TWENTY-SECOND SESSION, CANONS ON THE SACRIFICE OF THE MASS:
“If anyone says that in the mass a true and real sacrifice is not offered to God; or that to be offered is nothing else than that Christ is given to us to eat, LET HIM BE ANATHEMA” (Canons on the Sacrifice of the Mass, Canon 1).

Scripture says:
“For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God” -Romans 6:10

“who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for all when He offered up Himself” -Hebrews 7:27

“and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption” -Hebrews 9:12

“By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” -Hebrews 10:10

“For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit” -1 Peter 3:18