What did the Pope's Mass Before Three Million Mean?
By Moody Adams A reported 3 million people cheered on Pope Francis as he demanded the Catholic Church shake itself up and get out into the streets to find the faithful at the final Mass of his historic trip to Brazil on Sunday at Copacabana beach.
In a Catholic mass the presiding priest is transformed into Christ and all the treasures of Christ are become the possessions of those who participate.
The learned and pious Catholic scholar Marchantius declared that every time Mass is said the Incarnation and crucifixion of the Son of God is renewed. He writes: "What is the Mass if not a forcible and complete re-presentation, nay, renewal, of the Incarnation, the birth, the life, the sufferings and the death of Christ …”
Catholics accept the church’s traditions and the Pope’s edicts as inspired of God. Protestants, who only accept the Bible as authority, find the Mass contradicts their authority.
The Bible: Hebrews 10:11-17 says, “And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after he had offered ONE sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. For BY ONE OFFERING HE HATH PERFECTED FOR EVER THEM THAT ARE SANCTIFIED. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.”
Mass is called “a sacrifice. And the Bible says Christ offered “one sacrifice for sins forever.”