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The Real Presence in the Eucharist: Conclusion; List of All Posts in the Series

God’s WORD

    “…He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that
    sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
    —John 5:24

    “And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the
    only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”
    —John 17:3

    “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but
    now commandeth all men every where to repent:

    “Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will
    judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he
    hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto
    all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”
    —Acts 17:30, 31

    “…ye were not redeemed with corruptible things…But
    with the precious blood of Christ…”—1 Peter 1:18, 19

    “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation…”
    —Hebrews 2:3

I hope that the Real Presence in the Eucharist Series started in mid-July, has shown that the Eucharist is not “the source and summit of the Christian life”
nor “the sum and summary of our faith” nor does the Eucharist contain “the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself.”
[Vatican II, CC #1327, CC 1324]

The Eucharist is NOT the way “we unite ourselves to Christ”, and the Eucharist is NOT “the whole Christ—body and blood, soul and divinity.”
[CC 1331, 1376, 1413].

Thomas Aquinas is wrong. The Eucharist is NOT “the risen and glorified Christ who objectifies himself as bread and cup.” [Summa Theologiae: 3a. 73-78]

Remember, the Roman Catholic Church claims infallibility for their Pope and Church doctrines, which they say can’t be changed.

The Bible tells us the truth. We are in bondage to sin because of our
sinful, rebellious, deceitful, wicked hearts that have rejected the God
Who created us. Eternal death is the consequence (wages) for our sin.

But there is a way out.

    “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”—John 3:16

The Lord Jesus Christ rescues those who believe on Him, from the bondage of sin, the world of darkness, and eternal death. He gives us His righteousness.

Jesus calls believers friend, beloved, His children. Because of Jesus’ death on
the cross and resurrection, we can not only call God, Father, but Daddy.

We can come boldly unto the throne of grace and cast our cares on our loving God Who will never leave us nor forsake us and will provide our needs.

The Bible promises us we will live forever with the Lord, reigning as kings and priests. But this is not enough apparently—people want to be God.

There is still time to repent and ask forgiveness from the TRUE JESUS, who
is the only WAY to the TRUE GOD.

God’s WORD

    “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
    —John 3:17

    “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise…but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should
    perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
    —2 Peter 3:9

    “…Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners;
    of whom I am chief.”—1 Timothy 1:15

    “Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If
    ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

    “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make
    you free.”—John 8:31, 32

Links to all the Real Presence in the Eucharist Posts

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist: Introduction

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist Part 1: Eating Jesus—his real body and real blood

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist Part 2: Worshipping the Sun Go (the host in the monstrance)

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist Part 3: Eucharist as Union or On becoming Deity

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist Part 4: Thomas a Kempis; “the Imitation of Christ”

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist Part 5 A: The Council of Trent Anathemas—Then

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist Part 5 A cont’d: The Council of Trent Anathemas—Then

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist Part 5 B: The Council of Trent Anathemas—Now

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist Part 5 B cont’d: The Council of Trent Anathemas—Now

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist: The Eucharist as Evangelism and the resulting Ecumenism

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist: The Evangelization of the Americas

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist: American Evangelism through Media

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist: American Evangelism through Education, Part I—Catholic

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist: American Evangelism through Education, Part II—Jesuit

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist: Evangelization of America through Culture

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist: Evangelization of America through Politics

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist: Evangelization of America by ending proselytizing of the sects

The “Real Presence” in the Eucharist versus the REAL JESUS

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The Real Presence in the Eucharist versus the REAL JESUS

    “…for ye have perverted the words of the living God…”
    —Jeremiah 23:36

“God…Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

“Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;”—Hebrews 1:1–3

“But this man…is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.”—Hebrews 7:24, 25

“Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

“In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

“Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth,
visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities,
or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

“And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

“And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn
from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

“For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

“And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him
to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they
be things in earth, or things in heaven.

“And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

“In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable
and unreproveable in his sight:”—Colossians 1:13–22

“…Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example…

“Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:

“Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered,
he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:

“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree…”
—1 Peter 2:21–24

“For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:”
—1 Peter 3:18

“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
—Hebrews 12:2

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;”—Titus 2:13, 14

“Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

“To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”—Jude 24, 25

    “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”—Revelation 22:13

    “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
    —Hebrews 13:8

    “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life:
    no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”—John 14:6

The Real Presence in the Eucharist: Evangelization of America by ending proselytizing of the sects

God’s WORD

    Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep
    of my pasture! saith the LORD.”—Jeremiah 23:1, 2

    “Then the LORD said unto me, The prophets prophesy lies
    in my name: I sent them not, neither have I commanded
    them, neither spake unto them: they prophesy unto you
    a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and
    the deceit of their heart.”—Jeremiah 14:14

    “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; re-
    prove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

    “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

    “And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and
    shall be turned unto fables.”—2 Timoth 4:2–4

The end of Pope Paul II’s Ecclesia in America exhortation contains some real mind torquers. My interpretation of what Pope Paul II said in the excerpt below.

• Preaching the true gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is hindering our (Roman Catholic Church’s) evangelization, so STOP it.

• We (RC Church) don’t like proselytizing/religious propaganda because unlike us
(RC Church), these malicious proselytizers do not respect the freedom of others.

• Quit proselytizing—it is wrong, even if you are separated brethren. We (RC Church) choose not to proselytize, [oh but you do], though we could because
only in us (Roman Catholic Church) is the means of salvation.

• Catholic families/homes will be true centers of evangelization.

• Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Mother of America, prays for us.

from Ecclesia in America: The Way to Conversion, Communion and Solidarity in America, Pope John Paul II, Mexico, 1999

    73. The proselytizing activity of the sects and new religious groups in many parts of America is a grave hindrance to the work of evangelization. The word “proselytism” has a negative meaning when it indicates a way of winning followers which does not respect the freedom of those to whom a specific kind of religious propaganda is directed. 280

    The Catholic Church in America is critical of proselytism by
    the sects and, for this reason, rejects methods of this kind
    in her own evangelizing work…

    This must be borne in mind especially with regard to the sisters and
    brothers of the Churches and Ecclesial Communities separated from
    the Catholic Church, long-established in some regions. The bonds of
    true though imperfect communion which, according to the teaching
    of the Second Vatican Council, 281 these communities already have
    with the Catholic Church must enlighten the attitudes of the Church
    and her members towards them. 282

    These attitudes, however, must not be such that they weaken the firm conviction that only in the Catholic Church is found the fullness of the means of salvation established by Jesus Christ. 283

    76. I therefore invite all the Catholics of America to take an active part in the evangelizing initiatives which the Holy Spirit is stirring in every part of this immense continent…I invite Catholic families to be “domestic Churches”, …If they live up to the ideal which God places before them, Catholic homes will be true centers of evangelization…

    Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of America, pray for us!
    Given at Mexico City, January 22, in the year 1999, the twenty-first of my Pontificate.

God’s WORD

    “And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity…through deceit
    they refuse to know me, saith the LORD.”—Jeremiah 9:5, 6

    “For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.”—Jeremiah 6:13

The Roman Catholic Church enlists the help of others (ecumenism), but they believe that they alone have the means of salvation and the source to evangelize the Americas, of whom Our Lady of Guadalupe is apparently the Mother.

There seems to be no end to the folk who are or have been willing to go along with the pope’s message. This includes many people that are called evangelicals. The last several posts have focused on the ecumenicalness of a number of people and organizations, so this post will only mention an article Bill Bright wrote.

    Evangelicals And Catholics Together:
    The Christian Mission In The Third Millennium,

    by Dr. Bill Bright, December 1994
    “…Some are concerned about the agreement not to proselytize one another. In this sense, proselytize does not mean evangelize.

    “In fact, I believe the agreement will enhance our evangelistic efforts among Catholics. Campus Crusade for Christ has always been and will continue to be dedicated to sharing the gospel with everyone, including those who claim to be Protestants, Catholics, Jews, nonbelievers or anyone else. We have never recruited for any church or denomination…

    “For almost 25 years, we have helped to take the gospel to tens of millions of Catholics in cooperation with Catholics who know our Lord all over the world. There are probably a billion people who profess Catholic affiliation, but many have never received Christ. I believe this agreement will help open doors to them for the gospel…”

God’s WORD

    “For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

    “But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

    “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

    “Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ
    our Saviour;

    “That being justified by his grace, we should be made
    heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”—Titus 3:3–7

    “But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day;
    lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness
    of sin.”—Hebrews 3:13