Tract: The Death Cookie
Claim: The Eucharist or Holy Communion is a death cookie.
The Big Question: Is that true? Let’s find out.
In this tract as in all his other gospel tracts, Jack Chick begins his anti-Catholic propaganda with, “How could I gain control of all these people without an army?” He continues with, “Make them believe that their immortal souls are in your hands.” Let’s see what the Bible has to say about this:
“Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.” (Hebrews 13:17 KJV emphasis mine)
The Pope never claims that the immortal soul of any Catholic is in his hands. The Pope follows what the Bible says, knowing that as a shepherd, he has to watch over the souls of his flock. That is what the Word of God says clearly in Hebrews 13:17.
Mr. Chick continues, “If you can make a man believe that you have the power to put him into Hell… He’ll do anything you ask to save his skin.” When has the Pope claimed that he as a human being has power to put others into Hell? Can Chick cite a source?
Jack Chick writes, “Man is religious by nature and so you must appear to be very holy.” Indeed man is religious by nature but the issue is what true religion is. Let’s see what the Bible says:
“If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” (James 1:26-27 KJV emphasis mine)
He continues, “Oh, yes, but you must also be very mysterious and different. Speak things that no one understands and burn a lot of candles.” This is another falsehood presented by Jack Chick. Are Popes really mysterious and different? No! Do Popes speak things that no one understands? No. Popes usually speak in Latin which is the official language of the Latin/Roman Church. They even speak in familiar languages like English, Spanish, German and French. As for the “burn a lot of candles,” it is true that the Catholic Church burn candles during worship but it is not only candles that are burned. The Church also burn incense. I guess Jack Chick intentionally left the incense aspect because he knows even at the birth of Christ frankincense was presented as one of the gifts to the child Jesus. Burning candles is not unchristian just as burning incense isn’t. Continue here: The Death Cookie