Shorter Catechism, week 45

November 10, 2015

Q. 91. How do the sacraments become effectual means of salvation?
A. The sacraments become effectual means of salvation, not from any virtue in them, or in him that doth administer them; but only by the blessing of Christ, and the working of his Spirit in them that by faith receive them.[188]

Q. 92. What is a sacrament?
A. A sacrament is a holy ordinance instituted by Christ;[189] wherein, by sensible signs, Christ, and the benefits of the new covenant, are represented, sealed, and applied to believers.[190]

Q. 93. Which are the sacraments of the New Testament?
A. The sacraments of the New Testament are, baptism,[191] and the Lord’s Supper.[192]

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