3/19/2017 8:32:53 AM
Why Continue on an Altar What Was Finished on the Cross?
Why Do Catholics continue on an altar what Jesus finished on the cross? God the Father has given us a High Priest, who is holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens (Heb. 7:26), By the one offering of Himself, He has made perfect forever those who are being sanctified (Heb. 10:14). At the moment Jesus cried out in victory, “It is finished,” the veil that separated sinners from a holy God was torn open. Direct access to the Father is given to anyone who repents and trusts the finished work of Christ. There is no longer a need for Catholic priests. The perfect High Priest, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God because where there is forgiveness of sins, there is no longer offering for sin. His work of redemption was finished at the cross and He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them (Heb. 7:25). Why would Catholics choose to go through a sinful priest who offers daily sacrifices that can never take away sin when they can go through the One mediator between God and man? (1 Tim. 2:5).