The Sacramental Split
Learn why the subject of the sacraments has divided the church for more than 500 years.
What the Bible Says About the Sacraments presents the disputes surrounding the nature and purpose of the sacraments. This disagreement over the sacraments not only separated Luther from Rome, but it also split the Protestant reformers into at least three separate camps. Five centuries later the controversy over the sacraments still rages and divides the various branches of Christianity. This book presents an overview of the controversy, sorts out the options, and on the basis of what the Bible teaches, examines the strengths and weaknesses of each position.
Here’s a preview of what’s in the book
- What is a sacrament? Why do the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches believe in seven sacraments and Protestants just two?
- Is baptism necessary for salvation?
- Should infants be baptized? Should we baptize by sprinkling, pouring, or immersion?
- Are the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper transformed into the body and blood of Christ?
- How often should the Lord’s Supper be celebrated? Who should be allowed to partake?
˃˃˃ Who should read this book?
What the Bible Says About the Sacraments is designed to help believers grow in their understanding of the sacraments. Not only will pastors and worship leaders benefit from reading it, but so too will all Christians who want to gain a better appreciation of these acts of Christian worship. The book is written for a general audience, with comments of a more technical nature placed in endnotes.