The Catholic Church is a visible church
by Kelly Salbato


Sacrifice - (definition from Websters New World Dictionary) 1. the act of offering the life of a person or an animal, or some object, in propitiation (appease) of or homage to a ditty

Matt 26:2628 26 During the meal, Jesus took bread, blessed it, broke it and gave it to his disciples. "Take this and eat it, " he said, "this is my body." 27 Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them. "All of you must drink from it," he said, 28 "for this is my blood, the blood of the covenant, to be poured out in behalf on many for the forgiveness of sins."

Priest - (definition from Webster's New World Dictionary) 1. A person whose function is to make sacrificial offerings and perform other religious rites as an intermediary between deity and worshipers.

Presbyter - (definition from Webster's New World Dictionary) 1. In the early Christian church and in the Presbyterian Church; an elder.

Elder - In the Old Testament the word refers to an official class having both civil and religious jurisdiction (Ex 3:16; 24:1). In the New Testament it refers to an official of the early Christian church, such as a bishop or priest.

Luke 22:29 "I for my part assign to you the dominion my Father has assigned to me. In my kingdom you will eat and drink at my table, and you will sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel." (Christ speaking to the apostles at the last supper)

Acts 6:7 The word of God continued to spread, while at the same time the number of the disciples in Jerusalem enormously increased. There were many priests among those who embraced the faith.

Titus 1:3 This he has now manifested in his own good time as his word, in the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior.

Acts 14:23 In each church they installed presbyters and, with prayer and fasting, commended them to the Lord in whom they had put their faith.

Acts 20:28 Paul speaking to the presbyters of Ephesus (17) Keep watch over yourselves, and over the whole flock the Holy Spirit has given you to guard. Shepherd the church of God, which he has acquired at the price of his own blood.

Titus 1:7 The bishop as Godís steward must be blameless. He may not be self willed or arrogant, a drunkard, a violent or greedy man.