1689 Baptist Confession: The Ordinances

The doctrine of Baptism and the Lord's Supper is the teaching that separates us from the Lutherans (I was raised in the Lutheran Church and my parents are still Lutheran. In fact, this doctrine is why I am no longer one.) and the Presbyterians. Otherwise, I am almost always in agreement with them. Not much is said here except for the importance of the ordinances and who should administer them. I do think we should use real wine at communion. However, because of the prohibitionists, we use grape juice.


28.1 Baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances explicitly and sovereignly appointed by the Lord Jesus, the only lawgiver,1 to be continued in his church to the end of the world.2
(1) Mat 28:19-20; 1Co 11:24-25
(2) Mat 28:18-20; Rom 6:3-4; 1Co 1:13-17; Gal 3:27; Eph 4:5; Col 2:12; 1Pe 3:21; 1Co 11:26; Luk 22:14-20
28.2 These holy appointments are to be administered by those who are qualified and called to do so, according to the commission of Christ.1
(1) Mat 24:45-51; Luk 12:41-44; 1Co 4:1; Tit 1:5-7


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