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Church Ordinances

Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, or Communion.  Almost every church and denomination includes these two activities as a part of their life together.  But just how they practice them, and what they mean widely vary across Christianity. For some, like Baptists, they are ordinances.  We consider an ordinance to be a symbolic act that we do in obedience to Christ’s direction.  An ordinance is an act of obedience and worship, but plays no part in my salvation or in imparting God’s grace to me. As ordinances, both of these paint a picture that describe what Christ has done for me and what …

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