Adoring and worshipping Jesus AS the Eucharist p.1
“Eucharistic adoration” has become the evangelistic method of the Catholic and there are some neo evangelicals that actually approve of this.
Pope John Paul II wrote an encyclical on the Eucharist,
"Ecclesia de Eucharistia,"he explains that the Church will only be able to
address the challenge of the new evangelization if she is able to contemplate,
and enter into a profound relationship with, Christ in the sacrament that
makes his presence real. "To contemplate the face of Christ, and to
contemplate it with Mary, is the program which I have set before the Church at
the dawn of the third millennium.”
This Pope had declared the Eucharist to be the focal point for the Catholic Church’s missionary vision at the Eucharistic Congress in June of 2000.
The false evangel [ization] is now in full swing as the Eucharist is what saves people.
According to Canon Law, Catholics are supposed to worship the Eucharist with "supreme adoration. Yes, The Eucharist? The Roman Catholic church teaches the bread and wine at the last supper are actually Jesus’ body and blood for the forgiveness of sin before he went to the cross in Jn.6; or Mt.26. If this is true then there would have need no need for Jesus to actually be crucified. Which is really the point of Biblical communion, to remind us of what HE did ON the cross that actually saved us who believe (not a ceremony the church institutes).
They instead make this ceremony far more than to remember Jesus’ crucifixion. They claim (based on what Jesus did) the bread and wine really becomes Jesus by the priests blessing, it is his body and blood that they hold in their hands. Yet the blood is not in the body as it was in the real Jesus, which was the whole point of Him truly being human being.
"I myself Am the Living Bread come down from Heaven" (Jn 6:35). Jn.6 is not the Passover. Jesus said when He was present among man that He is the living bread (referring to the Word of God in Deut. 8:3 that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.(mt.4:4)
The Catholic Church reverses it, the bread is now Jesus come from heaven.
So they have continual incarnations of Christ all over the world in a piece of bread! Let’s pause and think this through. Catholics want us to believe Jesus is incarnating all over the world everyday in bread and juice. Where did Jesus say he would return in bread[s] or juice[s], He was the one who broke the bread and handed to the others. Did they really think it was His body they ate and drank?
The Roman Eucharist is not only a Sacrament, but a SACRIFICE accomplished in the Mass. It is considered act of religious worship that we can perform. They believe Christ has left this treasure to his Church, yet it is produced in bakery’s. The very act is rendered by the priest so the mass continues the sacrifice of the Cross, which the Bible says is finished, it was once for all.
How repulsive is this act? After pronouncing the words of Consecration, the Priest elevates and adores the wafer. Even claiming the Elevation reminds us of Christ's being raised up on the Cross. After the Elevation, the Priest, extends his hands, says a number of prayers in silence and makes the sign of the cross. The priest offers the Eucharistic Prayer in the first person plural, for example, "Therefore, O Lord, we humbly implore you…"
On the wafer is the cross, do they believe Jesus allows men to mark on his body?
Thomas asked to see the scars, this cannot be proven from the Bible to be Jesus body
This is the epitome of idolatry. This is an antichrist teaching, because it denies the incarnation taking place ONCE, And Jesus comes back in the same body He resurrected in, not in between as a billion wafers.
“One of the first possible references to reserving the Blessed Sacrament for adoration is found in a life of St. Basil (who died in 379). Basil is said to have divided the Eucharistic Bread into three parts when he celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the monastery. One part he consumed, the second part he gave to the monks, and the third he placed in a golden dove suspended over the altar. (The History of Eucharistic Adoration John A. Hardon, S.J, cited in wikipedia)
What of Catholics today? EWTN “Eternal Word Television network” believes:
“It may take more faith to believe Christ is really present in the Holy Eucharist and that his Blessed Mother is there with Him, next to Him in Union with him” (posted on Eternal Word Television network website)
“Adoration is a quiet time spent in prayer before Jesus
present in the Eucharist. A Consecrated Host is placed in the center of a
sacred vessel called a Monstrance The word Monstrance means "to show." The
Monstrance is then set in a very special place for all to see and worship. Jesus
truly is present body, blood, soul and divinity in the Consecrated Host or
The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this Sacrament of Love… Let our Adoration never cease." Pope John Paul II. Mother Teresa “Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth.”
Cardinal Antonio Cańizares, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, has encouraged the production of the video on the New Evangelization. Vatican Congregation Made a DVD About Eucharistic Adoration in which ”Cardinal Cańizares states: “There will be no ‘new evangelization’ without adoration.”
In his interview in the video, he says: "A new evangelization implies bringing mankind to recognize God as God. Not just any god, but the God who has revealed Himself to us in the person of Jesus Christ, in the Incarnate Word, who has manifested the fullness of this revelation in His own death and resurrection. And to live this, one must live it in Adoration." So one adores the Eucharist.
But the Eucharist is not God, he is not incarnating in bread, leaven or unleaven.
One video shows a girl tell her story of how she discovered Jesus is alive in the wafer they call a Eucharist, as she stared at it she opened he r heart and the Lord came in, she was born again by the Eucharist. “The lord was in the Eucharist and the lord had entered my heart” (Let us Reason DVD on Roman Catholicism)
In one video story, which is one of the more disturbing videos I have seen on Idolatry a young Chinese girl watches the arrest of a parish priest and the destruction of the building throwing the Eucharist on the floor. “She decides to come every day in hiding and pray before the lord and endure him”(meaning the Eucharist). “She comes to consume a consecrated host each day” the video reenactment shows her eating them off the floor with her mouth, not touching them. “One host remains as she comes to the church and’ prays and remained in adoration (to the Eucharist) like any other day she consumed the host, at that very moment a shot was fired and she fell down dead. Martyr of her love for the Eucharist.” Then on the screen they ask “And you? What will you do for the Eucharist?”
It is idolatry to worship ‘consecrated’ bread? The Catholic Church says that, during Mass, the bread and wine literally turn into the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ. Catholics are taught to bow before the bread and to worship it. According to Catholic Canon Law, Catholics are supposed to worship the Eucharist (consecrated bread and wine) with "supreme adoration."They also pray to it. (http://www.theworkofgod.org/Prayers/eucharist_prayers.asp?key=26)
Only the Catholic priest has the power to make the wafer and juice change, what incredible supernaturalism this is. So why is the blood not in his body? Why is His body not His body? Where does the Bible teach about priests turning the wafer and juice into Jesus, where did Jesus say they can do this? He didn’t. This is all made up by a church that refuses to give the gospel message to its people to be saved so that the people can give it to others.
The Church leads people to worship a creation of man’s hand. What is officially called by the bible an idol; it’s not Jesus. This is especially grievous to me, a Jewish believer that understands the Jewish context Jesus was teaching in.