I guess we both have questions....huh?I do not comprehend the lack of understanding of Roman Catholics today...
Why would any one think that they could make any offering of their own to add to the sacrifice of God's only begotten Son and make their own contribution to earn God's forgiveness for sins.....
God laid upon Jesus Christ the iniquity of us all when he sacrifice Him on Calvary's cross...
Why do they diminish the sacrifice of Jesus and determine it to be inadequate, and attempt to add their own puny exercises...
Some 700 years before the Passions of Christ Isaiah the Messianic prophet wrote
1.he was wounded for our transgressions,
2.he was bruised for our iniquities:
3.the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and
4.with his stripes we are healed.
Isa 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and
5.the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Isa 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
Isa 53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living:
6. for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
Isa 53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
7.Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him;
8.he hath put him to grief:
9.when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin,
he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
10He shall see of the travail of his soul, and
shall be satisfied:
by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many;
for he shall bear their iniquities.
Why cannot you understand THAT.
.===>JESUS PAID IT ALL<===
NO RITUALS, NO HAIL MARY'S
NO RECITATION OF THE ROSARY, NO REVERING OF SAINTS
NO PAPAL RECOGNITION, NO EFFORT ON THEIR PART SAVES
THEM OR NEEDS TO BE ADDED....TO WHAT JESUS HAS ALREADY DONE AT CALVARY TO BE BORN AGAIN...
JUST THE SIMPLE ...OBEDIENCE TO GOD'S WORD IS ALL THAT IS NEEDED
Rom 10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
Rom 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Rom 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Rom 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Rom 10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
Rom 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
AS ONE DOES NOT BREATH TILL HE IS BORN PHYSICALLY
ONE DOES NOT PERFORM/DO WORKS TILL HE IS BORN AGAIN SPIRITUALLY..
THE DIFFERENCE IS FOUND IN REPENTING...AND THE LATIN VULGATE DEFINITION OF
Repenting is confessing and turning away from sin...
receiving Jesus by faith in His name...
doing penance implies works...
Why doesn't Christianity believe in all of what Jesus taught?