In the Gospel only two sacraments are ordained by Christ.
They are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
is a sacrament of the New Testament, ordained by Jesus Christ. By the act of
Baptism, a person becomes a part of the Visible Church, for it is a sign and a
seal of the Covenant of Grace for believers and their children. As a sign, it
proclaims God’s forgiveness and our redemption in Jesus Christ. As a seal, God
marks us as adopted children of our heavenly Father. It indicates our engrafting
into Christ, our rebirth, the remission of sins, and our ability by the power
of the Spirit to walk in newness of life. This sacrament is to be continued by
God’s people until the end of the world.
Lord’s Supper was instituted by Jesus on the night of His betrayal. It is to be
celebrated until the end of the world as a perpetual remembrance of what He did
for mankind on the cross. The Lord’s Supper is a seal of all those benefits of
Calvary for believers and signifies their spiritual growth and nourishment. It
is a bond and pledge of the communion of believers with Jesus Christ and with
each other as parts of the Church.