According to the June 16, 1999 issue of the Roman Catholic weekly
Our Sunday Visitor, "Eucharistic Adoration" —prayer and meditation
before the "Blessed Sacrament"— is sweeping the country." Most
Protestants (and many Roman Catholics) do not understand the significance
of this statement.
This worship of a wheat wafer stems from the teaching that the communion
wafer, when blessed by an ordained priest, becomes the actual "body,
blood, soul and divinity" of Jesus. In spite of the fact that it still
looks, tastes and feels like a wheat wafer, it becomes the "Real Presence"
Any left overs which remain after the faithful have eaten and swallowed this
absurdity, are displayed in a special sunburst shaped "monstrance" or in a
sacred storage box at the alter called a "tabernacle." "Eucharistic
Adoration" is then performed by rotating one-hour shifts of parishioners,
sometimes on a "perpetual" or round-the-clock schedule.
In 1992 Pope John Paul II established an adoration chapel in St. Peter's
Basilica in the Vatican. His statement at the time illustrates how far
the pope's teaching is from the Bible: "The best, the surest and the most
effective way of establishing peace on the face of the earth is through
the great power of Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament."
Since then, hundreds of Eucharistic Adoration chapels have been established
in the U.S. Chicago has some 30 Perpetual Adoration chapels. In Joliet,
Illinois, 3000 people are signed up to take turns "adoring" the wafer god.
"Adoration" takes place in 207 parishes in the St. Louis area.
In Lombard, Illinois, the deacon in charge of the local Eucharistic Adoration
stated, "There are three pillars that hold up the roof of our faith: Belief
in the real presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, devotion to our
Blessed Mother, and obedience to the Holy Father. Without all three, the
roof comes crashing down."
This statement eloquently illustrates how the lowly parishioners perceive
the teachings of Roman Catholicism. Not one of the three "pillars" rests on
any kind of biblical foundation. The "real presence" doctrine is a
perversion of one of Jesus' teaching metaphors; the "Blessed Mother" teaching
takes the sweet mother of our Lord and perverts her into a pagan-style goddess
who elbows aside the King of kings to become the "Queen of Heaven."
Obedience to the Holy Father is specifically forbidden by Jesus in Matthew
23 when He said to call no religious leader "father." Some day the "roof
will come crashing down" when Jesus judges this harlot church. Until then,
soul winners, we must rescue as many as possible by telling them the Biblical
truths which are hid from them by this priestcraft system.