From Smokescreens ©1983 by Jack T. Chick. Reproduced by permission.
There are some Christians who are awake to what is going on,
but there are many Christians today who believe everything is just
fine. Everybody loves everybody else. The Christians, Mormons,
Jews, Jehovah's Witnesses, Moslems are all serving the same
God, but in different ways.
If I asked, "Can you partake of the Lord's Supper with
Catholics?" They'd say, "Why not?" Let's find out if there is a
difference between the Lord's Supper and the mass. Before I go
on, let me explain that the bread, or wafer, used in the mass is
called the host. When the host has been consecrated and offered
as a sacrifice in the mass, it then becomes the eucharist. I am going
to try to put into everyday language what is one of the great
motivating forces behind the Roman Catholic Institution. It is the
eucharist. I call it the little Jesus cookie. I know Catholics are
going to be offended by this, but I can't help it. The Protestants
have to realize where they stand on this thing.
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The Roman Catholic Institution in their Canon laws state:
"If any one shall deny that the body and blood, together with
the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and therefore
entire Christ, are truly, really, and substantially contained in the
sacrament of the most Holy Eucharist; and shall say that He is only
in it as a sign, or in a figure, let him be accursed." (Accursed
means to be damned, under a curse.)
"If any one shall say that Christ, the only begotten Son of God,
is not to be adored in the holy sacrament of the Eucharist,....
and that He is not to be publicly set before the people to be
adored, and that His adorers are idolaters, let him be accursed!"
Photo from "The Service of Love"
John Paul II
That's when, beloved, the priest walks out holding up the
cookie in the monstrance, which looks like a sunburst, and people
come up and kiss it and adore it. And if any Protestant would say,
"Hey, that's idolatry," that Protestant is to be accursed.
The eucharist in the monstrance being carried in a
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Perpetual Adoration - Two Bendictine Sisters at the
Convent of Perpetual Adoration kneel before the Blessed
Sacrament exposed in a monstrance in the convent
chapel. Whether at work or at prayer, the nuns focus
their lives on Jesus present in the Eucharist.
Now, to sum this up, the Roman Catholic Institution teaches
that you must believe that the bread, or host, consecrated in the
mass actually becomes Jesus Christ and it is to be worshipped as
God Almighty. This is why, back in 1554, a priest carrying the
eucharist (the little Jesus cookie) could stand before a family of
Christians in Scotland, tied to posts with dried brush up to their
waists. He'd hold that piece of bread before them and ask if what
he held in his hand was actually the body, blood and deity of Jesus
Christ. When they said, "No, it is only a symbol," the priest's
assistant placed his flaming torch into the brush and set those
Bible-believers on fire. As the victims screamed in agony, the
priest held up his crucifix and said, "All this is for the greater glory
It holds firm, just as strong today, as it did in the time of the
Middle Ages, that anyone who ridicules it, or says that it only
represents Christ, is damned. The Vatican II Council re-affirmed
this. Pope John XXIII said, "I do accept entirely all that has been
decided and declared at the Council of Trent."
That Canon law is in effect today, beloved.