THANK YOU, I’m the OP
Allow me, as space permits, to address these concerns for you.
By the nature of the Mass I suppose you mean Catholic Beliefs in the Real Presence? Space is restricted here and you have asked multiple questions which I will address briefly. PLEASE let me know if you’d like greater detail on any of the issues
The NT, which is fully authored by Catholics has 5 different authors, 4 of whom gave there very life’s in BELIEF of this Dogma testify to its veracity. [God intervened to save John]
In the past I would copy and pastes these for you, BUT new space limits prohibit such:
Mt. 26: 26-28
Mk. 14: 22-24
Lk 22: 17:20
John 6: entire chapter but quoted here for space is verses 47:58
And Paul: 1st Cor. 11: 23-30; all of which are to be literally understood.
Did the Early Church know & accept these beliefs: At the time the bible was authored this “Mass” [a recent theological term] was called “THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD: Acts.2:42 “And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers”
Just as “The Way” morphed into Christians, & then Catholics around 110 AD, so to “Breaking of the Bread” became “The Mass”
This may come as a SHOCK to you; but all of Christianity which flows through the RCC which was the ONLY Christian Church, for the 1st 500 years, and realistically until the GREAT Eastern Schism of 1054, making it about 1,500 years OLDER than all Reformation churches and faiths. So without the RCC there would have been no Eastern Churches and no Protestant churches.
So the VERY foundation for all Christianity rest upon the belief in the Real Presence.
1324 The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” “The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.” [Sacrifice]
1407 The Eucharist is the heart and the summit of the Church’s life, for in it Christ associates his Church and all her members with his sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving offered once for all on the cross to his Father; by this sacrifice he pours out the graces of salvation on his Body which is the Church [singular …Mt 16:18]
By “Baptism Regeneration” I take it to mean the effects of Sacramental Baptism, which are many; but 2 of which is forgiveness of ALL sins and the debt all sins acquire; and becoming a marked Soul for Christ.
The post Reformation invention by Luther of Subsatory Salvation [Faith ALONE] denies of fails to comprehend the very natures of God & Sin, which makes that an impossibility. In effect dictating to God how he MUST save you YOUR way, rather than His.
I have responded to “intercessory prayer” on 2 different replies on this STRING. Please look for them and let me know if further information is needed.
SORRY about the briefness but space is inadequate for a fuller explaination.
God Bless you,