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Bible verses about the catholic church

Catholicism is the biggest enemy to Christianity because it poses as a Christian denomination. Catholicism is not a different denomination. Catholicism is a false religion, which is sending many deceived people to Hell. It is impossible to follow all of their heresies and be saved.

Today many are trying to classify it as a Christian religion, but for centuries it has always been known as a false religion. Many believers were martyred for the rejection of the Roman Catholic Church. Throughout history the RCC has been filled with idolatry, pedophilia, and abuse. In Catholicism you can never know that you are saved.

There is no way you can read the Word of God and not see that Catholicism is of the devil. Do not be deceived. Many believers attend Catholic churches because of their family members, but this should not be.

If you are a Christian and you go to a Catholic church I encourage you to stop going immediately and find a biblical church to attend.

 

Quotes

  • “Martin Luther – We here are of the conviction that the papacy is the seat of the true and real Antichrist.
  • Charles Spurgeon – “Christ did not redeem His church with His blood so the pope could come in and steal away the glory. He never came from heaven to earth and poured out His very heart that He might purchase His people so that a poor sinner, a mere man, should be set upon high to be admired by all the nations and to call himself God’s representative on earth! Christ has always been the head of His church.
  • Martin Luther – “I am persuaded that if at this time, St. Peter, in person, should preach all the articles of Holy Scripture, and only deny the pope’s authority, power, and primacy, and say, that the pope is not the head of all Christendom, they would cause him to be hanged.”
  • Westminster Confession of Faith – “There is no other head of the Church but the Lord Jesus Christ; nor can the Pope of Rome, in any sense, be head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalts himself, in the Church, against Christ and all that is called God.”

 

Catholics call their priest father and the pope the holy father.

When you call anyone holy other than God that is blasphemy. Only God is holy and that title is reserved only for Him. Not to Mary and not to the pope. No one referred to any apostles as father. We are told to call no one father in a spiritual sense or as a religious title.

I made sure to say spiritual sense because many Catholics are going to say don’t you honor your dad by calling him father? Jesus said to honor your mother and father. Why would He contradict Himself by saying, “call no man father on Earth?” He wouldn’t! He wasn’t talking about your dad. If we read Matthew 23 in context we see that He is talking about a spiritual title.

The Pharisees loved being called rabbi and father. They loved being called by names that were above all other names as if they were very close to God, on the same level as God, or above God. Names that should only belong to Christ. Jesus criticized the Jewish leaders. You are not to be called father and you are not to call anyone father. What is being forbidden is exactly what we see in the Catholic Church.

1. Matthew 23:5-10 They do all their deeds to be seen by people, for they make their phylacteries wide and their tassels long. They love the place of honor at banquets and the best seats in the synagogues and elaborate greetings in the marketplaces, and to have people call them ‘Rabbi.’ But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher and you are all brothers. And call no one your ‘father’ on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. Nor are you to be called ‘teacher,’ for you have one teacher, the Christ.

 

Catholicism teaches salvation by faith and works. 

Canon 9 – “If any one saith, that by faith alone the impious is justified;  let him be damned.” 

CCC 846 – “Basing itself on Scripture and Tradition, the Council teaches that the Church, a pilgrim now on earth, is necessary for salvation.

CCC 2068 – “The Council of Trent teaches that the Ten Commandments are obligatory for Christians and that the justified man is still bound to keep them. All men may attain salvation through faith, Baptism and the observance of the Commandments.

CCC 2010 – “Moved by the Holy Spirit and by charity, we can then merit for ourselves and for others the graces needed for our sanctification, for the increase of grace and charity, and for the attainment of eternal life.”

Canon 9 says if you believe in salvation by faith alone, then you are damned. Blasphemy! The core of Christianity is salvation by faith in Christ alone. When it stops being faith in Christ alone it is no longer Christianity. It is a false religion. The Catholic Church teaches that you have to hold on to the Ten Commandments. Are you obeying everything perfectly?

If you are trying to maintain your relationship with God by faith and works Galatians 3:10 says you will be cursed. The reason is that you are not obeying everything. Faith is a gift of God. It is all by His grace. God desires perfection and that is why we must trust in the perfect merit of Jesus Christ. CCC 2010 says that “we can merit for ourselves and for others the graces needed for our salvation.”

This is a direct contradiction to the Bible. This is not something we can overlook. I love people too much to allow them to go to Hell! Open your eyes! Romans 11:6 says, “it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.” When you try to maintain your relationship with God by works you are not trusting in Jesus Christ alone. Romans 3:28 teaches us salvation is by faith apart from works. This is a complete contradiction to the Catechism.

With a plethora of faith alone verses that contradict the catechism most Catholics are going to go to one verse James 2:17, “In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” They say, “you see we need faith and works.” No! We have to read it in context to find out what is James 2 talking about. It is talking about a false faith before man. It is examining a false faith vs a genuine faith. It is not saying we need faith and works for salvation.

James 2:14 says, “What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works?” (Can that faith save him?) What faith is it talking about? A false faith! Genuine faith results in works. Salvation is a supernatural work of God where God changes a man and God works in the man to produce fruit. 2 Corinthians 5:17 teaches us that faith in Christ alone results in being a new creation.

You don’t need to maintain and work for your salvation. You were bought with the blood of Christ. Colossians 2:14 says, “he canceled our debt.” We have no more debt to pay. It’s cancelled! It’s all of grace. We don’t obey because it saves us and it keeps us in a right standing with God. We obey because we are saved by Christ alone.

We were made new by the power of the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit is continually working in us to conform us into the image of Christ. A changed life is evidence of faith in Christ alone. If you seek salvation by faith and obeying the commandments you are cursed like Galatians 3 says. Galatians 3:10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.”

Notice that in Matthew 7:22 Many said Lord look at all the good things I did, but the Lord said, “depart from me I never knew you.” Not once did they say Jesus Christ alone is my only claim to Heaven. My works are filthy rags. God desires perfection. Jesus Christ is our perfection.

Do you agree with CCC 2068 that salvation is by faith, baptism, and works? Is salvation by faith in Christ alone apart from works? Yes or no? If you say no, then you are in danger of Hell.

2. Ephesians 2:7-10 to demonstrate in the coming ages the surpassing wealth of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God; it is not from works, so that no one can boast. For we are his workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand so we may do them.

3. Acts 16:30-31 Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

4. Romans 4:4-5 Now to the one who works, his pay is not credited due to grace but due to obligation. But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous, his faith is credited as righteousness.

 

Praying to the saints

Pope John Paul II clearly prays to Mary.

“Together we lift our confident and sorrowful petition to you.”

“Hear the cry of the pain of victims of war and so many forms of violence that bloody the Earth.”

“Clear away the darkness of sorrow and worry, of hate and vengeance.”

“Open up our minds and hearts to faith and forgiveness!”

CCC 2679 – “Mary is the perfect Orans (pray-er), a figure of the Church. When we pray to her, we are adhering with her to the plan of the Father, who sends his Son to save all men. Like the beloved disciple we welcome Jesus’ mother into our homes, for she has become the mother of all the living. We can pray with and to her. The prayer of the Church is sustained by the prayer of Mary and united with it in hope.”

“Aschandius, my father, dearly beloved of my heart, with my sweet mother and my brethren, remember your Pectorius in the peace of the Fish [Christ]” (Epitaph of Pectorius [A.D. 375]).

Many Catholics say, “we don’t pray to Mary and other dead saints we ask them to pray for us,” but I talked to Catholics who said they pray to Mary. The original stance of the Catholic church was to pray to Mary.

Pope John Paul II is clearly praying to Mary. How can you read what he said above and say otherwise? This is blasphemy.

It is idolatry to pray to dead saints or to ask them to pray for you. It is unbiblical and it is sinful. We are to only pray to God. Nowhere does it say to pray to dead people. In fact, talking to dead people is always associated with witchcraft in Scripture.

5. Revelation 22:8-9 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me, but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”

 

Catholics worship Mary. They worship images and statues, which is idolatry.

CCC 721 – “Mary, the all-holy ever-virgin Mother of God, is the masterwork of the mission of the Son and the Spirit in the fullness of time.”

Pope Pius IX in 1854 “Let all the children of the Catholic Church … Proceed to worship, invoke, and pray to the most blessed Virgin Mary, mother of God. ”

The Salve Regina – “Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life our sweetness and our hope……Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us.

Look at these words “Mary, the all-holy ever-virgin Mother of God. Hail Holy Queen!” The Catholic Church worships Mary more than Jesus. Mary was a sinner just like it says in Ecclesiastes 7:20 and Romans 3:23. She needed a Savior. Go to Google. Look up Mary Worship. You are going to see people bowing down and kissing statues and paintings of Mary.

You cannot convince me in any way that those images are not worship. Blasphemy! Bowing down is a form of worship. Praying to someone is a form of worship. It doesn’t matter how you try to justify it this is clear idolatry. Pope Pius IX in 1854 said, “proceed to worship Mary.” How can you deny that? The Roman Catholic Church is telling you to do everything the Bible tells you not to do.

If you’re facing the position of an object and you are bowing down to it, kissing it, praying to it, blessing it, that is idolatry! It doesn’t matter if it is a Bible that is idolatry plain and simple. Mary is not to be worshiped. A woman said to “Jesus blessed is the womb that bore you.” Jesus could have said anything to honor Mary when she said those things, but what did He say?

In Luke 11:28 He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” No disciple worshiped Mary. No one! This is one of many false Catholic doctrines. Also, Mary didn’t die a virgin as seen in Matthew 13:55-56.

6. Exodus 20:3-5 You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me.

7 . Isaiah 42:8 I am the LORD; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.

 

Catholicism teaches that water baptism saves. 

CCC 977- “Baptism is the first and chief sacrament of forgiveness of sins because it unites us with Christ, who died for our sins and rose for our justification.”

CCC 1257 – “Baptism is necessary for salvation for those to whom the Gospel has been proclaimed.”

When you teach that you need faith and baptism for salvation that is heresy. Above I gave a plethora of verses to teach that salvation is by faith in Christ alone. Baptism is a public testimony of your faith in Christ. It is identifying yourself with the body. It is a symbol of being buried with Christ unto death and being resurrected with Christ in newness of life.

The baptism that saves you is baptism of the Holy Spirit. This is when the Spirit of God joins us to the body of Christ. Once you put your trust in Christ alone you will be baptized by the Spirit just like 1 Corinthians 12:13 says. Water baptism is an important act of obedience that we do after we are saved, but it doesn’t save us. It is a work of man. Man has to be there and man does the scrubbing. Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a work of God where God saves a man.

The thief on the cross was not baptized. Some Catholics are going to say, “yeah but he’s the only exception.” My response is, who gives you the authority to say that? Is that biblical? Many people are going to jump to 1 Peter 3:21 to teach that baptism saves us. Cornelius received the Holy Spirit before being baptized, which shows he was already saved.

First, would one passage contradict 50+ verses that teach salvation is by faith in Christ alone? No! The entire New Testament teaches grace through faith in Christ alone. This is one of the essentials of Christianity. Would Peter contradict the other passages? No! Notice what Peter says in 1 Peter 3. He says no I’m not talking about the washing of your body in water.

I’m talking about immersion into Christ as seen in Romans 6:3-4, Galatians 3:27, and other chapters. Notice he says, “the pledge of a good conscience toward God through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” We are united with Jesus through faith alone. Baptism in this passage means immersion. Immersion into Christ saves you not washing your body in water.

8. 1 Peter 3:21 and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

9. Ephesians 1:13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.

10. Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

 

Catholicism teaches purgatory.

The Trentine Creed, of Pius IV, A.D. 1564 –  “I constantly hold that there is a Purgatory, and that the souls therein detained are helped by the suffrages of the faithful.”

CCC 1031 – “The tradition of the Church, by reference to certain texts of Scripture, speaks of a cleansing fire: As for certain lesser faults, we must believe that, before the Final Judgment, there is a purifying fire.”

Purgatory is a place of temporary punishment that believers go to for the cleansing of sin. It is basically an extremely painful purifying fire before Heaven. Some teach that you have to spend 1000 years in purgatory. Is that biblical? This is heresy and it angers me!

This is a seriously wicked doctrine that denies the sufficiency of the atonement. Romans 8 says, “there is no condemnation for those in Christ.” 1 John 1:7 says, “the blood of Christ cleanses us from all sin.” Are these passages false? If you believe in purgatory that means that you are saying that Jesus Christ is not enough to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. We need something else.

If you say that we need something extra you are not Christian. The Catholic Church teaches that you can do works to shorten your time in purgatory. You can do penance for sins already forgiven and you can even do good works for others who are in purgatory.

This is blasphemy. Jesus paid our debt in full and to say otherwise is of the devil. Some Catholics teach that you can buy your way out of purgatory with money. A Catholic author even raised two million dollars to get souls out of purgatory.

Some Catholics are going to bring up 1 Corinthians 3:15 as proof text for purgatory which says, “if anyone’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss, though he himself will be saved, but only as through fire.” Once again one passage is not going to contradict the entire Bible.

1 Corinthians 3:15 is clearly not referring to purgatory when we read it in context. 1 Cor. 3:12-15 is talking about a believers works being judged. Notice it does not say a believer will be passed through the fire.

Paul says that it is the work that is being tested here. So what is 1 Corinthians 3:15 really talking about? It has nothing to do with salvation. It is talking about the Judgment Seat of Christ. It’s talking about rewards in Heaven. Good works will survive the fire. False works will be consumed. 2 Corinthians 5 tells us what is to come for believers. 2 Corinthians 5:6–8 “So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

11. John 5:24 I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.

12. John 19:30 Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.

 

Penance / Confession to the priest

CCC 980 – “It is through the sacrament of Penance that the baptized can be reconciled with God and with the Church: Penance has rightly been called by the holy Fathers “a laborious kind of baptism.” This sacrament of Penance is necessary for salvation for those who have fallen after Baptism, just as Baptism is necessary for salvation for those who have not yet been reborn.”

CCC 1446 – “Christ instituted the sacrament of Penance for all sinful members of his Church: above all for those who, since Baptism, have fallen into grave sin, and have thus lost their baptismal grace and wounded ecclesial communion. It is to them that the sacrament of Penance offers a new possibility to convert and to recover the grace of justification. The Fathers of the Church present this sacrament as “the second plank [of salvation] after the shipwreck which is the loss of grace.”

Many Catholics run to James 5:16 which says to confess your sins to each other. Where does James 5:16 refer to the forgiveness of sins? Where does it say to confess your sins to priests? It doesn’t! It tells us to confess our faults to others. To say anything else is adding to the text.

To teach that the RCC has had the apostles’ authority to forgive sins many Catholics jump to John 20:23, “If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.” The problem is that their interpretation is faulty. Nowhere does it mention confession of sin. Was Jesus lying when He said only God can forgive sins?

If man could forgive sins, then how is Christ the only way and why did Jesus die? We are saved by faith in Christ. Where in the New Testament did the apostles forgive anyone’s sins or act like they could forgive sins? What Jesus was teaching in this passage was that the apostles could declare that those who genuinely repent and believe the Good News will have their sins forgiven by God. Those who do not repent and believe the Good News will not be forgiven and are already condemned.

If Jesus forgives you for all of your sins, then why confess your sins to priests? Nowhere are we told to confess our sins to priests. Nowhere do we see that people are confessing their sins to priests in Scripture. We are told in Hebrews 4 to approach God’s throne with confidence. 1 John 1:9 teaches us to confess our sins to God.

Penance teaches that for all sins committed after baptism you have to confess your sins to a priest and then perform a bunch of works for the removal of sins. This is heresy and this false teaching is bringing people to Hell. This is clearly a works-based doctrine. You have to do something. You have to perform these works to be in right standing with God.

What does the Bible say? Hebrews 9:14 “How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

13. 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

14. 1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

 

Praying repetitive words using rosary beads is unbiblical. 

We are told not to do this. By now you should see that there is something wrong with a religion that teaches you to do everything that God tells you not to do. You can try to justify one thing, but when more issues keep on occurring that should cause you to stop for a second and look at what is being presented to you.

God does not desire repetitious prayer. He does not listen to vain dead repetitions. Where are we told to pray the same words over and over and over again like a broken record? The cults pray to their gods like this. God desires us to come boldly to Him. We don’t need prayer beads. This is clear idolatry.

15. Matthew 6:7-8 And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words. So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

 

The Catholic Church denies the sufficiency of Scripture.

CCC 82 “As a result the Church, to whom the transmission and interpretation of Revelation is entrusted, “does not derive her certainty about all revealed truths from the holy Scriptures alone. Both Scripture and Tradition must be accepted and honored with equal sentiments of devotion and reverence.

It was the Catholic Church and no other which selected and listed the inspired books of both the Old Testament and the New Testament…If you can accept the Bible or any part of it as inspired Word of God, you can do so only because the Catholic Church says it is.” (The Bible is a Catholic Book, p. 4).

We are to always match other teachings with the Word. Scripture alone is our final authority and it says that we must not exceed what is written. Tradition exceeds what is written.

If you have been dealing with Catholics for a long time then you might have heard someone say, “the Catholic Church gave you the Bible.” This is laughable.

Why does Scripture contradict the teachings of the Catholic Church? Why does the RCC exceed what is written with non-biblical teachings such as penance, praying to saints, purgatory, etc. Are you claiming to have given us the Old Testament as well or was it the Jews?

2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is inspired by God.” The Bible is God-breathed. 2 Peter 1:20-21 says, “No prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. No prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”

After reading that, should we thank the RCC for the existence of Scripture or should we thank the Lord? Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice.”

16. 1 Corinthians 4:6 Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, so that in us you may learn not to exceed what is written, so that no one of you will become arrogant in behalf of one against the other.

17. Mark 7:7-9 in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men. You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men. And he said to them, You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition!

18. 1 Timothy 4:1-3 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.

 

The world promotes Catholicism.

The world hates Christians. The world condemns Christians. When is the last time that you have seen a biblical Christian given a parade like he’s a god? Thousands gather to worship the pope. Currently, I am looking at images of people bowing down and kissing the pope’s ring.

When is the last time that you have seen a biblical Christian on Rolling Stone Magazine? You don’t! If the world loves you that is a bad sign. The pope is on Time and Rolling Stone Magazine. The media loves him.

The Bible says the unbelieving world will not accept a true man of God. Why is this ungodly world promoting Catholicism? The reason for this is that Satan is the god of the world and he loves false religions. 

19. Luke 6:26 Woe to you, when all people speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.

 

Holy Eucharist / Catholic Mass /  Transubstantiation

Pope Pius XI, Encyclical on the Priesthood – “The priest is indeed another Christ, or in some way he is himself a continuation of Christ.” 

The Lone Star Catholic, March 1, 1959 – “The priest is not just the cross, he is Christ Himself.”

CCC 1366 – “The Eucharist is thus a sacrifice because it re-presents (makes present) the sacrifice of the cross, because it is its memorial and because it applies its fruit.”

CCC – 1068  “For it is in the liturgy, especially in the divine sacrifice of the Eucharist, that “the work of our redemption is accomplished,” and it is through the liturgy especially that the faithful are enabled to express in their lives and manifest to others the mystery of Christ and the real nature of the true Church.”

The Faith of Millions, John O’Brien (priest) – “When the priest pronounces the tremendous words of consecration, he reaches up into the heavens, brings Christ down from His throne, and places Him upon our altar to be offered up again as the Victim for the sins of man……………. The priest brings Christ down from heaven, and renders Him present on our altar as the eternal Victim for the sins of man—not once but a thousand times! The priest speaks and lo! Christ, the eternal and omnipotent God, bows His head in humble obedience to the priest’s command.

CCC 1327 – “In brief, the Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith: “Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking.”

Canon 8 – “If anyone says that Christ received in the Eucharist is received spiritually only and not also sacramentally and really, let him be anathema.

The RCC teaches that attending Mass is necessary for salvation. In the Catholic Church priests repeat sacrifices that can never take away sin. Christ is being re-sacrificed over and over again. My Bible says Christ made one sacrifice once and for all never to be repeated, but only commemorated in the Lord’s Supper.

This is a contradiction to the Catholic Church. Some Catholics say that He is not being re-sacrificed, but various paragraphs in the Catechism refute that. CCC 1367 says, “the sacrifice of Christ and the sacrifice of the Eucharist are one single sacrifice, this sacrifice is truly propitiatory, it is a divine sacrifice, the same Christ who offered himself once in a bloody manner on the altar of the cross is contained and is offered in an unbloody manner.”

Transubstantiation is the belief that during the Mass when the priest blesses the bread and wine and does routine rituals these items supernaturally transform into the body and blood of Jesus Christ even though they look the same, taste the same, etc. If you deny this doctrine you are damned according to the Catholic Church.

Where do we see this in the Bible? We don’t! Catholics like to go to John 6:53–57. Here are the problems. They take this passage literally. Jesus spoke in spiritual terms throughout the Bible. He said, “I am the door.” No one thinks He’s a door. If anyone has any doubts of what Jesus meant when we keep on reading to verse 63 we learn exactly what He meant. Jesus said, “it is the Spirit who gives life.” He was speaking spiritual truths. He said, “the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.” In verse 64 it talks about believing.

Another thing that I want to point out is, who was Jesus speaking to? Jesus was speaking to unbelievers. Communion is for Christians not unbelievers. Also, at the time communion had not yet been instituted.

Salvation is by faith in Christ alone. Was Jesus saying that salvation was partaking in communion? In Matthew 26:29 after the communion supper was instituted Jesus said I will not drink wine again. Why did He still refer to it as wine if it was His blood? The Gospel in John 20:31 and in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 does not include the Eucharist. Something as important as the Eucharist would have been found in these passages.

20. 1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit.

21. Hebrews 7:27 He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself.

 

Bonus

2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.

 

(Sources: www.scborromeo.org, www.gty.orgcarm.org.)

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