Saturday, July 08, 2017

Visble Words?

Not a new thought, this but:

The sacraments: visible words? Yes, okay.

But this can hardly be the main point, can it? They are not above all something to look at.

As the Articles remind us: "The Sacraments were not ordained of Christ to be gazed upon, ...but that we should duly use them." (Article XXV)

Can the blind be baptised or appropriately receive the Supper? Of course! QED the visibility of the sacraments is not their essential distinguishing feature.

(Thanks to friends on Facebook from whom these thoughts are lifted!)

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