Moses is not Muhammad. Jesus is not Joseph Smith. He did not claim to have received a new, superior revelation. Rather, he claimed to be the intended focus and culmination of the old revelation and the Savior of sinners.
CNM, a sub-Christian cult founded in 1914 by Felix Manalo, boasts of a few million members in the Philippines and in several other countries. It is mind-boggling how millions are deluded by its leaders. But this is not surprising, for many heretical cults have millions of followers around the world. See Apollo Quiboloy, Eli Soriano, Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, Benny Hinn, and many other televangelists.
Evangelicals have stooped so low in their sacramental life that it’s practically non-existent and if it exists, it’s sacrilegious. The evangelical “worship celebration” of entertainment, gimmicks and manipulation are no match for the high church rituals of the Mass.
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Therefore, whether it be God or a creature that is imaged, the moment you fall prostrate before it in veneration, you are so far fascinated by superstition. For this reason, the Lord not only forbade the erection of statues to himself, but also the consecration of titles and stones which might be set up for adoration.
All our sacrifices of penance, which amounts to a return to Old Testament sacrifices, are to no avail because they can never remove our sins; indeed, they are not necessary because by Christ’s perfect and complete “single offering he has perfected for all time” all believers (Heb 10:14).