Reality and Symbolism in the Sacraments

Discussing reality and symbolism in the sacraments, Berkouwer writes, "Only if we reject false dilemmas... it will be possible to delve deeper, to discern the sovereign manner in which God stoops down to us, taking up simple earthly elements and using them for the affirmation and strengthening of our faith" (p. 26).

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

The sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper - What place do they have within the total context of the Christian life? What part do they play within the total purpose of God for our lives? The sacraments are signposts. They point us to the Lord Jesus Christ, our Saviour. When you see a signpost …

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