The Catholic Church also demands that worship, which according to Scripture is due exclusively to the one true God in three persons, is also to be given to the ‚ÄúSacrament‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúEucharist‚ÄĚ, the Communion element. Thus, the Church of Rome officially declares, ‚ÄúThere should be no doubt in anyone‚Äôs mind ‚Äėthat all the faithful ought to show to this most holy sacrament the worship which is due to the true God, as has always been the custom of the Catholic Church. Nor is it to be adored any the less because it was instituted by Christ to be eaten‚Äô‚ÄĚ. (Vat. council II)
"Scripture shows that God directly saves sinners by His grace through faith. However, the Catholic Church insists on the necessity of her sacraments and consequently states, ‚ÄúThe Church affirms that for believers the sacraments of the New Covenant are necessary for salvation. ‚ÄėSacramental grace‚Äô is the grace of the Holy Spirit, given by Christ and proper to each sacrament‚ÄĚ. (Cat. 1129) The sacraments, which are declared by the Catholic Church to be indispensable, nullify the biblical doctrine of man‚Äôs redemption." (R.Bennett)
JY Thus do we see that the heretical UNBiblical teachings of the RCC are just as evil as the Crystal Cathedral.
John Yurich The problem you have with your definition JY is what the Roman Catholics ADD to their worship - which is idolatry. eg.
"Today there are in the Catholic Church convents of nuns devoted to worshipping the Eucharist on a rotational system day and night. There are devout Catholics who spend hours kneeling before the ‚Äúblessed sacrament‚ÄĚ worshipping and praying to it and obtaining solace, they say, from being in the ‚Äúreal presence‚ÄĚ of Christ Jesus. The horrifying fact is that such people, professing that they are worshipping Christ in a religious and holy way, are literally practising gross idolatry. Worship of the sacrament brings about the wrath of God as promised in His Word. Idolatry is spiritual adultery. The Lord God looks upon those who practice idolatry as haters of Himself, though they pretend to love Him." (R.Bennett)
Like Roman Catholics the Crystal Cathedral are unBiblical and unChristian in their practices and rituals. Both practice the art of heresy. Whilst the RCC worships graven images such as statuettes and relics - the Crystal Cathedral worship man and his culture elevating these above and beyond Scripture law and doctrines, in their religion of Liberalism.