Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Perfected Forever By One Offering

[Hebrews] 10:14 - Having perfectly completed the work, he could sit down, and abide so, having done all; it is in contrast with the priests. They stood daily; he is set down 'for a continuance.' Connecting 'in perpetuity' with sacrifice spoils the whole force of the passage.

[Hebrews] 10:14 - Not 'being,' nor 'having been,' 'sanctified', but the objects of this operation, those about whom God was doing this. As to date, 'we have been sanctified,' ver. 10.

J.N. Darby's Translation footnotes on Hebrews 10:14

2 comments:

  1. So relevant for Roman Catholics and Anglicans and their repeated sacrifices on the pagan altars!

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  2. Exactly.
    As I wrote in my essay., the magisterium is dead wrong to say that,
    “Christ daily offers himself upon our altars for our redemption...[and]  wishes that there should be a continuation of the sacrifice” (Mediator Dei, 73 & 79). 
    NO HE DOESN'T.
     And, Vatican II, “In the sacrifice of the Mass in fact, Christ offers himself for the salvation of the world” (Eucharisticum Mysterium, 3.,18).  
    NO HE DOESN'T. 
     And, “Christ has offered and continues to offer himself as a victim for our sins” (Pope Pius XII, “Quas Primas”)
    NO HE DOESN'T.
    And, “by the ministry of a priest, Christ offers himself under the forms of bread and wine” (Code of Canon Law, 899). 
    NO HE DOESN'T.
     And, “The priest has power over the very body of Jesus Christ and makes it present upon our altars, offering  him a victim pleasing to the Divine Majesty” (Pius XI, “Ad Catholici Sacerdotii”, 1935). 
    NO HE DOESN'T.

    All of the above violate the bedrock principle that Christ does not NEED to “offer himself often” (Heb 9:25-6), nor does he offer sacrifice daily (Heb 7:27).  Christ said it is finished, but for the Catholic, it isn't finished, being endlessly repeated on Catholic altars worldwide 24/7.

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