Luther on the Sacraments

July 2, 2016

What are believers to do with the ordinances, sometimes referred to as the sacraments ? In the evangelical world, they are almost expendable. Some believers are never baptized and haven’t participated in the Supper in years. I think the reason for this is that as evangelicals we tend to stress our subjective faith over the objective work of God. However, in the ordinances, the emphasis is more on God’s work than it is on our faith. Carl Truman, in his inimitable way, articulates this truth while unpacking Luther’s view of the Sacraments. We marginalize the ordinances at our peril.

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