Saturday, September 02, 2006

Baptism & the Lord's Supper

1) RevGoT muses about why the Lord's Supper shouldn't be celebrated in small groups. I wonder out loud if it has anything to do with whether one sees it as a sacrament or an ordinance.

2) A rather lengthy conversation on "why Christianity isn't an intellectual pursuit" has turned into a discussion of whether the sacraments convey saving grace with FTM's "token Catholic friend" Therese Z. At the plate: baptism. On deck: the Eucharist? Or maybe marriage? Feel free to jump in...

3) For my view on baptism, you can listen to (or download) this sermon, preached last week at my church. One highlight of the message: an explanation of "baptized for forgiveness of sins" being "as a result of" instead of "in order that" (hint: think about a wanted poster--are killers wanted so that they can murder, or because they have already murdered?).

2 comments:

BugBlaster said...

Cool. We are denomination-mates (or perhaps non-denomination-mates). I also attend a "Bible Church". I knew you weren't SBC, but for some reason I was thinking presby.

Gummby said...

Non-denomination-mates.

Only you, Buggy.