Of all the ancient dogmas of the Roman Catholic

religion, the dogma of transubstantiation is the most

wicked and satanic. It is the very heart of Romanism

and the key to the so called "sacrifice of the mass".

Transubstantiation is Rome's most lucrative, powerful

and fixed dogma. Certainly it is her most effective

control device for the perpetuation of her gigantic

corporation whose existence is maintained by

sacraments administered by a supposedly divinely

empowered priesthood.


The doctrine of transubstantiation does not date back

to the Last Supper as is supposed. It was a

controverted topic for many centuries before

officially becoming an article of faith, which means

that it is essential to salvation according to the

Roman Catholic church. The idea of a corporal presence

was vaguely held by some, such as Ambrose, but it was

not until 831 A.D. that Paschasius Radbertus, a

Benedictine monk, published a treatise openly

advocating the doctrine of transubstantiation.

Even then, for almost another four hundred years,

theological war was waged over this teaching by

bishops and people alike until at the Fourth Lateran

Council in 1215 A.D., it was officially defined and

canonized as a dogma.

Like many of the beliefs and rites of Romanism,

transubstantiation was first practiced by pagan

religions. The noted historian Durant said that belief

in transubstantiation as practiced by the priests of

the Roman Catholic system is "one of the oldest

ceremonies of primitive religion". The Story Of

Civilization, p. 741. The syncretism and mysticism of

the Mliddle East were great factors in influencing the

West, particularly Italy. Roman Society From Nero To

Marcus Aurelius Dill. In Egypt priests would

consecrate mest cakes which were supposed to become

the flesh of Osiris Encylopedia of Religions, Vol. 2,

p76. The idea of transubstantiation was also

characteristic of the religion of Mithra whose

sacraments of cakes and Haoma drink closely parallel

the Catholic Eucharistic rite. Ibid. The idea of

eating the flesh of deity was most popular among the

people of Mexico and Central America long before they

ever heard of Christ; and when Spanish missionaries

first landed in those countries "their surprise was

heightened, when they witnessed a religious rite which

reminded them of communion... an image made of

flour... and after consecration by priests, was

distributed among the people who ate it... declaring

it was the flesh of deity..." Prescott's Mlexico, Vol,


The Christian Church for the first three hundred

years remained somewhat pure and faithful to the Word

of God, but after the conversion of Constantine, who

for political expedience declared Christianity the

state religion, thousands of pagans were admitted to

the church by baptism alone without true conversion.

They brought with them pagan rites which they boldly

introduced into the church with Christian terminology,

thus corrupting the primitive faith. Even the noted

Catholic prelate and theologian, Cardinal Newman tells

us that Constantine introduced many things of pagan

origin: "We are told in various ways by Eusebius, that

Constantine, in order to recommend the new religion to

the heathen, transferred into it the outward ornaments

to which they had been accustomed in their own... The

use of temples, and these dedicated to particular

saints, and ornamented on occasions with branches of

trees; incense, lamps, and candles; votive offerings

on recovery from illness; holy water; asylums;

holydays and seasons, use of calendars, processions,

blessings on fields, sacerdotal vestments, the

tonsure, the ring in marriage, turning to the East,

images at a later date, perhaps the ecclesiastical

chant, and the Kyrie Eleison, are all of pagan origin,

and sanctified by their adoption into the Church." An

Essay On The Development Of Christian Doctrine, pp.

359, 360. This unholy alliance also allowed the

continuance of the pagan custom of eating and drinking

the literal flesh and literal blood of their god. This

is actually how transubstantiation entered the

professing church.


True born again Christians who correctly interpret the

Word of God see without any difficulty whatsoever that

our Lord's reference to his body and blood was

symbolic. When Jesus spoke of Himself as being the

bread, He was not teaching the fictitious

transubstantiation of the Papal church. It is

preposterous to hold that the Son of God turned a

piece of bread into Himself. When Jesus said "this is

my body" or "blood", He did not change the substance,

but was explainihg that He is the one "represented" by

the passover bread and wine. Jesus did not say touto

gignetai, this has become or is turned into, but touto

esti, which can only mean this represents or stands

for. It is perfectly clear in the Gospels that Christ

spoke in figurative terms, referring to Himself as

"the door", "the vine", "the light", "the root", "the

rock", "the bright and morning star", et cetera. In

Luke 22:22, Jesus said, "This cup is the new covenant

in my blood". In First Corinthians 11:25, 26, He said,

"This is the new covenant in my blood... For as oft as

ye eat this bread, and drink the cup, ye proclaim the

Lord's death till he come". "ln these words He used a

double figure of speech...The cup was not literally

the new covenant , although it is declared to be so as

definitely as the bread is declared to be His body.

They did not literally drink the cup nor did they

literally drink the new covenant... Nor was the bread

literally His body or the wine His blood. After giving

the wine to the disciples Jesus said 'I shall not

drink from henceforth of the fruit of the vine until

the kingdom of God shall come' (Luke 22:18). So the

wine even as He gave it to them and after He had given

it to them remained 'the fruit of the vine'! Paul too

says that the bread remains bread,... 'but let each

man prove himself and so let him eat of the bread and

drink of the cup' (First Corinthians 11:28). No change

had taken place in the element. This was after the

prayer of consecration when the Church of Rome

supposes the change took place and Jesus and Paul both

declare that the elements still are bread and wine."

Roman Catholicism, Boettner. Our beloved Saviour and

His apostles repeatedly warned that there would be a

great departure from Biblical truth and that

increasing apostasy would be manifest through the

centuries until there would be a complete turning away

from the historic faith. Any Christian, his mind

illumined by the Holy Spirit can see that these

predictions have been fulfilled. He can see that

Paul's prophecy of Acts 20:29, 30 came true in less

than a hundred years. He can see how "the mystery of

iniquity" expressed itself in vain, unscriptural

teaching through the Dark Ages when unregenerate

popes, cardinals bishops and priests "'changed the

truth of God into a lie", substituting the authority

of their religion for the authority of the Holy




When Europe was electrified by the eloquent preaching

of the sixteenth century Reformation, the Roman

Catholic hierarchy gathered her ablest theologians who

worked for three decades in the preparation of a

statement of faith concerning transubstantiation. This

document remains, to this day, the standard of

Catholic doctrine, As the Second Vatican Council

commenced, Pope John XXIII declared "l do accept

entirely all that has been decided and declared at the

Council of Trent". What did the Council of Trent

decide and declare? The first sections are as follows:

Canon I: "lf any one shall deny that the body and

blood, together with the soul and divinity of our Lord

Jesus Christr and therefore entire Chist, 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 or virtually,--let

him be accursed".

Canon II: "If any one shall say that the

substance of the bread and wine remains in the

sacrament of the most holy Eucharist, together with

the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, and shall

deny that wonderful and singular conversion of the

whole substance of the bread into the body, and of the

whole substance of the wine into the blood, the

outward forms of the bread and wine still remaining,

which conversion t he Catholic church most aptly calls

transubstantiation,-- let him be accursed".

Canon III: "If any one shall deny, that in the

venerated sacrament of the Eucharist, entire Christ is

contained in each kind, and in each several particle

of either kind when separated,--let him be accursed".

Canon IV: "lf any one shall say that, after

consecration, the body and blood of our Lord Jesus

Christ is only in the wonderful sacrament of the

Eucharist in use whilst it is taken, and not either

before or after, and that the true body of the Lord

does not remain in the hosts or particles which have

been consecrated, and which are reserved, or remain

after the communion,--let him be accursed".

Canon V: "lf any one says that the principal

fruit of the most holy Eucharist is the remission of

sins or that other effects do not result from it,--let

him be accursed".

Canon VI: "lf any one shall say that Christ, the

only begotten Son of God, is not to be adored in the

holy sacrament of the Eucharist, even with the open

worship of latria, and therefore not to be venerated

with any peculiar festal celebrity, nor to be solemnly

carried about in processions according to the

praiseworthy and universal rites and customs of the

holy Church, 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". How frequently

we hear Catholics and liberal Protestants exclaim,

"Rome is changing"! What optimism prevails among

religionists that ome is heading toward a new

reformation. Even professing evangelicals are

convinced that Roman Catholicism is changing,

changing, changing. however, true believers are not

impressed by Vatican window-dressing. The Romish mass,

that wicked counterfeit of the Lord's Supper, has been

modernized but not renounced. The renowned Hislop

states that "the doctrine of transubstantiation is

clearly of the very essence of Magic, which pretended,

on the pronunciation of a few potent words, to change

one substance into another, or by a dexterous juggle,

wholly to remove one substance, and to substitute

another in its place." The Two Babylons, p. 259. The

God of our and water, produced by priestly sorcery, is

still worshipped and adored to this day as it was

defined in the dark years of medieval religion

(bowing, genuflecting, praying to the "Blessed

Sacrament" may be seen daily in any Catholic church).

Modern Catholicism has produced no change in doctrine,

but only a change of position.


Vatican 11 began in 1962 and ended in 1965. Some

two thousand, five hundred hishops, and each with his

committee of theologians, worked the greater part of

four years, and spent between forty and sixty million

dollars. Dozens of resolutions, called "Schemae", were

passed, hundreds of similar ones were rejected, and

thousands were proposed, most of which were reported

in newspapers around the world. At the third session,

the Council produced Sacrosanctum Concilium (The Holy

Liturgy). One of its articles entitled "The Mystery of

the Eucharist" completely reaffirmed its belief and

practice in the changing of the bread and wine at the

mass into the very body and blood, soul and divinity

of Jesus Christ. It was not long thereafter that Pope

Paul VI issued an encyclical, Mysterium Fidei, which

reads in part: "During the Second Vatican Council the

Church has made a new and most solemn profession of

her faith in and worship of this mystery... For if the

sacred liturgy holds the first place in the life of

the Church, the mystery of the Eucharist stands as the

heart and center...Those who partake of this sacrament

in Holy Communion eat the Flesh of Christ and drink

the Blood of Christ, receiving both grace, the

beginning of eternal life, and the 'medicine of

immortality,'...lndeed, we are aware of the fact that,

among those who deal with this Most Holy Mystery in

written or spoken word, there are some who... spread

abroad such opinions as disturb the faithful and fill

their minds with no little confusion about matters of

faith as if every one were permitted to consign to

oblivion doctrine already defined by the Church, or to

interpret it in such a way as to weaken the genuine

meaning of the words or the approved import of the

concepts involved... the spread of these and similar

opinions does great harm to the faith and devotion to

the Divine Eucharist... we cannot approve the opinions

which they express...We must therefore approach this

mystery especially with humble obedience, not

following human arguments, which ought to be is a logical conclusion, then, that we

should follow as a guiding star in our investigations

of this mystery the magisterium of the Church, to

which the Divine Redeemer entrusted for protection and

for explanation the revelation which He has

communicated to us through Scripture or tradition

having this from conviction that 'what since the days

of antiquity was preached and believed throughout the

whole Church with true Catholic Faith is true, even if

it is not comprehended by reason, even if it is not

explained by means of words'... we are not to tolerate

anyone who on his own authority wishes to modify the

formulae in which the Council of Trent sets forth the

Mystery of the Eucharist for our is the

teaching of the First Vatican Council: 'that meaning

of the sacred dogmas must forever be retained which

Holy Mother Church has once defined and we may never

depart from that meaning under the pretext and in the

name of deeper understanding.'...the Catholic Church

has held to this faith in the presence of the Body and

Blood of Christ in the Eucharist, not only in her

teaching but also in her practice, since she has at

all times given to this great Sacrament the worship

which is known as latria and which may be given to God

alone. As St. Augustine says: 'lt was in His flesh

that Christ walked among us and it is His flesh that

He has given us to eat for our salvation. No one,

however, eats of this flesh without having first

adored it... and not only do we not sin in thus

adoring it, but we would sin if we did not do so.'...

The Catholic Church has always offered and still

offers the cult of latria to the Sacrament of the

Eucharist... We therefore beseech you, venerable

brothers... Tirelessly promote the cult of the

Eucharist, the focus where all other forms of piety

must ultimately meet and converge... May all those not

yet in perfect communion with the Catholic Church, who

though separated from her are honored by and glory in

the name of Christian, share with us as soon as

possible with the help of divine grace that unity of

faith and communion which Christ wanted to be the

distinctive mark of His disciples...May the Most

Blessed Virgin Mary from whom Christ Our Lord took the

flesh which under the appearances of bread and wine

'is contained, offered, and received in this

Sacrament,' and all the saints of God especially those

who had a more ardent devotion to the Divine

Eucharist, intercede with the Father of mercies so

that from this same faith in and devotion to the

Eucharist may come forth and flourish a perfect unity

among all who bear the name Christian." Thus Pope Paul

VI reaffirmed his loyalty to those canons of Trent

which belched curses for those who deny them. Ever

Roman Catholic, under pain of mortal sin and

excommunication is obliged to render religious worship

to the host. Is it not then "double-talk" for Rome to

consider non-Catholics as Christians or "separated

brethren" when indeed at the same time they are

considered accursed or damned?

Because of her ecumenical move toward the one world

church, statues may have disappeared, rosary beads may

be unpopular, limbo and purgatory may be de-

emphasized, even the term transubstantiation may be

unfashionable, but the doctrine of transubstantiation

is here to stay.


Our hearts are heavy for the millions of Roman

Catholics who, not knowing the Scriptures, greatly err

in believing the fable of transubstantiation,

undoubtedly the greatest lever of the Roman Church.

How little these sincere, but spiritually lost people

realize that "the worship of what is called the

Blessed Sacrament is as vile an idolatry as the

worship by the Egyptians of onions and other pot-herbs

which grew in their own gardens". Charles Spurgeon.

Any Roman Catholic who comes to a personal knowledge

and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who has sincerely

repented and is truly born again of the Holy Spirit of

God is no longer a Roman Catholic, doctrinally,

whether he knows it or not. However as he feeds upon

the Holy Lord of God and begins to grow spiritually,

he will not only abjure the hideous dogma of

transubstantiation, but all Romish teachings... the

whole idolatrous circus! Those who truly understand

what it means to have Jesus as Lord and Saviour

immediately distinguish the teachings of God's Word

from the teachings of man (John 10:27). Fear of

repudiation, thought of being misunderstood, even

persecution by family and friends does not hinder them

from obeying God rather than man. They heed, painful

though it may be, the Lord of God, "Come out of her my

people". (Revelation 18:4, also see First

Thessalonians 5:22).

May God's Spirit convict the hearts of false

shepherds of the Roman Church who feed "the faithtul"

the old Roman recipes, much to their own eternal

destruction and that of their misled flocks. May God's

Spirit have mercy upon the simple people who so

unreservedly trust their eternal destiny to a

sacramental priesthood that uses the host as a charm.

May God's Spirit open the eyes of evangelicals to know

that Rome is not a part of the Christian Church. The

Roman Church has never had God's blessing. May God's

Spirit bend the wicked arm of apostate Protestant

churches who are more excited about "union" than

Biblical truth. Finally, may God's Spirit raise up a

faithful army of bold witnesses whose weapons "are not

carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of

strongholds; casting down imaginations and every high

thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of

God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the

obedience of Christ". (Second Corinthians 10:4, 5).


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