Proclaiming The Gospel: The False Christ Of Roman Catholicism

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The False Christ of Roman Catholicism

We know from God’s inspired Word that false teachers will come and preach another Jesus that the apostles never preached (2 Cor. 11:3-4). So it should not surprise us that there are many counterfeit Christs in false religions masquerading as the true Christ. By far, the most deceptive false Christ is the Eucharist of the Roman Catholic Church.

The Blasphemous Hoax That Deceives Catholics

In The Faith of Millions, a book certified by the Catholic Church to be “free of doctrinal errors”, Catholic priest John O’Brien explains how the Eucharist becomes Jesus during the Mass: “When the priest pronounces the 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. It is a power greater than that of saints and angels. The priest speaks and lo! Christ, the eternal and omnipotent God, bows His head in humble obedience to the priest’s command.

The Outrageous Lie and its Implications

As preposterous and unthinkable as this may sound, the Catholic priest is said to have the power to call almighty God down from heaven and continue on an altar what the Lord Jesus finished on the cross (John 19:30). It is unfathomable that Catholics would believe a sinful priest can command our holy God to do anything and that God would actually obey him. Yet, over 200,000 times each day, throughout the world, priests believe they can re-present Jesus as a sacrificial victim for sins. Our Lord Jesus was immersed in the wrath of God and endured excruciating pain once for all time for all sin (Heb. 10:10,12). It is unconscionable that Catholics would want to continue His suffering on their altars. It is also dishonoring to refer to Jesus as a “victim.” He laid His life down on His own initiative as an act of sacrificial love for His sheep (John 10:18). He was a “victor” who defeated death, not a “victim.”

The Cunning Deception of Transubstantiation

The Catechism of the Catholic Church declares that through the miracle of transubstantiation, “Christ himself, living and glorious, is present in a true, real, and substantial manner: His Body and His Blood, with His soul and His divinity.” Catholics are threatened with anathema if they do not believe this nonsense. “If any one shall deny, that, in the sacrament of the most holy Eucharist, are verily, really, and substantially contained the body and blood, together with the soul and divinity, of our Lord Jesus Christ, and consequently the whole Christ; but shall say that He is only therein as in a sign, let him be anathema” (Council of Trent, Chapter 8, Canon 1). During the Catholic Mass, before the Eucharistic Christ is offered as a propitiatory sacrifice, Catholics believe they eat His body and drink His blood in Holy Communion.

Figurative Speech Must Not Be Taken Literally 

You might be wondering how Catholics can possibly believe this bizarre teaching. It comes from twisting the meaning of John 6:54. Jesus said, “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” Catholic Bishops declared Jesus was speaking literally and therefore He must be eaten during Holy Communion. Yet, the Jewish audience would not have understood this because the Lord’s table had not yet been instituted by Christ. Also, If this were a reference to the Lord’s Table, it would mean that eternal life could be gained by taking Communion, which would distort the Gospel. Salvation is by grace through faith apart from anything man does (Eph. 2:8-9). Catholics do not realize how inconsistent they are to take the “eating and drinking” literally, but not “eternal life.” Their eternal destiny is conditional because it is based on what they DO rather than what Christ has DONE.

The Eucharist Is a Counterfeit Christ

By the supreme authority of God’s inspired Word we know that the Eucharist is a false Christ. The Lord Jesus Christ is not physically present in a wafer.

  • He does not return everyday. He “will appear a second time, not to deal with sin” (Heb. 9:28).
  • He “must remain in heaven until the time comes for God to restore everything” (Acts 3:21).
  • He will return “Immediately after the tribulation” (Mat. 24:29-30).
  • He will return to the same place He ascended: “on the Mount of Olives” (Zech. 14:4).
  • He will return in the sky “with power and great glory” (Mat. 24:30).
  • He will return in a body, not a wafer. “This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11).
Worshiping the Eucharist Is Idolatry

Catholics who worship the Eucharist can be compared to the Israelites who worshiped the golden calf as their true God (Exodus 32:4). The punishment imposed by God for their most serious sin of idolatry was death (Exodus 32:27-28). The same sin of idolatry is committed by Catholics who worship the Eucharist as the true Christ. Catholics must be warned that the resurrected and exalted Christ is too awesome and glorious to be captured in any image, let alone a wafer (Exodus 20:4-6). They need to know that God seeks worshipers in spirit and truth (John 4:24).

What Must We Instruct Catholics To Do?

If we truly love Catholics we must warn them of their pending peril. They must repent and “flee from idolatry” (1 Cor. 10:14). Paul warned that those who practice idolatry will not inherit the kingdom of God (Galatians 5:19-21). They need to become true disciples of Christ by abiding in God’s Word. Then they will know the truth and the truth will set them free from religious bondage and deception (John 8:31-32).
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Mike Gendron was a guest on the Crosstalk radio program, which addressed a form of deception that may seem unloving to some but it was presented with genuine, sincere love and concern. The main deception Mike dealt with was the erroneous claim that the Roman Catholic Church is the one true church founded by Christ 2,000 years ago. Mike and host Jim Schneider examine the marks of the true church from the Bible and prove it cannot be the Catholic Church. Listen to the program here.
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Hello, Yesterday I listened to your radio program on Crosstalk. I just recently joined the Catholic Church after being a protestant pastor for 14 years. I think these programs against the Catholic Church are very dangerous; they bring about disunity among all those who place their hope in Christ. This is the very thing Christ prayed against. I have found Christ’s presence most prominent in the Catholic Church. It is incredible. Protestant denominations consistently crumble to the whims of the world over time. There is no authority over these people to keep them in check. The Bible is not meant to be interpreted by individuals. Christ established the Church, and it protects the truth of scripture. I don’t believe protestants will be condemned, but they are ignorant regarding the Catholic Church. M.S., Internet

Mike’s note: After several e-mails to and from M.S., he refused to submit to the supreme authority of God’s Word. I warned him that he has made the tragic mistake of joining the apostate Catholic Church, which has a history of following doctrines of demons (1 Tim. 4:1-3). The church of the apostles never participated in the ungodly traditions that are practiced in the Catholic church today. The apostles did not continue the finished work of Christ’s redemption on an altar, or pray for the dead, or offer indulgences, or venerate Mary, or transubstantiate wafers into the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus, or submit to infallible popes.

Mike, you were a big influence in my leaving Catholicism. It was a gradual process starting with no longer accepting the papacy. Your website helped me understand the other practices and rituals. I’m very grateful for God opening my eyes. I’m praying for my sister and brother who are totally devoted to the Catholic church. It seems impossible but I would have thought it was impossible for me a couple of years ago. With God all things are possible. I have watched just about every video you have and look forward to your newsletter every month. T.G., Temple, TX

Mike, I had been a devout Catholic for 62 years and I always felt I wasn’t good enough to make it to heaven. Then I listened to the radio program, Understanding The Times, and Jan Markel was interviewing you on Pope Francis: The Vicar of the New World Order. After the program, I started to question my Catholic faith. When I spoke with you and your wife Jane on the phone, I had feelings of remorse and sadness. I realized that I had been deceived all my life. Now I know that I am truly saved and have peace with God. Now I want to pursue knowing Him better through His Word. P.E., Green Bay, WI 

Mike, After hearing your interview with Justin Peters, your ministry has been a tremendous blessing in my mission to spread Biblical Christianity to the lost, many of whom are Roman Catholics. Presenting the Gospel to Catholics is challenging, for all of the reasons you’ve outlined and experienced throughout your ministry. I have experienced similar struggles. I love Catholics but have come to the conclusion that they ARE NOT our co-laborers for Christ (per Pastor John MacArthur), but rather our mission field. This hurts me deeply, but in that pain I see opportunity. I recently read your book, Preparing for Eternity. Such Biblical truth it portrays. The commentary towards the end is captivating as I’ve had similar conversations with Catholics. I am eager to study more of your resources and will continue to pray for you. R.L., Lafayette, LA 

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Mike was a guest on Stand Up For The Truth radio program with host David Fiorazo. Together they discussed the apostasy in the church, the growing ecumenical movement, deception, and the Roman Catholic teachings and traditions that contradict Scripture. Most importantly they instructed Christians as to how we must respond to our Catholic friends and false converts. Listen here.
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