Does partaking of the Eucharist have power to cleanse Catholics from past sins and preserve them from future sins?
Once again, God's Word and Catholic tradition couldn't be farther apart. Regarding cleansing from past sins, the Bible declares that all sins are washed away through the blood of Jesus Christ:
The Catechism strips away from Christ the credit He alone deserves for cleansing people from their sins, and credits instead a wafer with accomplishing that task. Why is Jesus demoted again?
Preservation from Future Sins
There is no scriptural evidence that eating a piece of bread will preserve anyone from future sins. This doctrine's only practical function is to keep members returning to the Catholic church to receive the Eucharist, in hopes that it will help preserve them from sin.
Aside from holding people in bondage to the church, there is little else such a practice can accomplish.
Though God's Word does not endorse this practice, it does suggest a way you can protect yourself from sin:
To preserve yourself from sin, God suggests that you read, memorize and obey the Bible. Curiously, the Catholic church disagrees. It seems that the Catholic leadership would rather have you looking to the church for help than to God's Word.
You must decide why:
To cleanse you from past sins and protect you from future sins, Catholicism demands that you look to a piece of bread.
It is imperative that you understand that this tradition of men directly contradicts God's Word. To obey this Catholic doctrine, you must reject Holy Scriptures.
Do you really want to do this?