If the Catechism is to be believed, then each time the Mass is performed, Christ's work on the cross is made present and the work of our redemption is carried out:
But the Bible reveals that the work of redemption was a one time act which was completed when Jesus died on the cross:
When Jesus shed His blood, that one time act purchased eternal redemption for all who would put their faith and trust in Christ alone:
The Bible specifically states that this sacrifice need not be done daily:
Yet the Catechism is adamant that:
But God's Word is equally adamant that Christ's death was a one time event:
Jesus did all the work necessary to procure man's salvation when He died on the cross. No further work has ever been needed.
Who gets the Credit?
For the Catechism to claim that the Catholic church plays a part in the redemptive work of Christ is to steal from the Lord Jesus credit He alone deserves for the work He accomplished at Calvary.
According to God's Word, Christ did it all, once and for all. His death was a divine act, the most wonderful sacrifice ever made. It occurred once, never to be repeated again. Still the Catechism insists:
As lovingly as possible it must be said that this statement is purely sacrilegious. To suggest that a priest performing a religious ritual is a part of the torturous death Jesus endured is nothing short of blasphemy.
To associate the rituals of the Catholic church with Christ's work on the cross is ludicrous. The Catholic church played no part in the work that made redemption possible and it deserves no credit.
Once again, Catholicism tries to force Christ to share His glory with the Catholic church, while the Bible shows that Jesus alone deserves the glory.
Where will you place your trust? In the Word of God... or the traditions and teaching of the Catholic church?