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  1. I would like to make mention of a few things that this presenter said.
    1. He mentioned the Sacraments. Are they Biblical? The answer is, yes.
    THE SACRAMENTS
    Infant Baptism
    Jn 3:5; Mk 16:16 – baptism required for entering heaven
    1Cor 15:21-22 – in Adam all die, in Christ all made alive
    Mk 10:14 – let children come; to such belongs the kingdom
    Lk 18:15 – people were bringing even infants to him…
    Col 2:11-12 – baptism has replaced circumcision
    Jos 24:15 – as for me and my house, we will serve Lord
    Mt 8:5ff. – daughter healed because of centurion’s faith
    Mt 15:21ff. – daughter healed because of Canaanite woman’s faith
    Lk 7:1ff. – just say the word, and let my servant be healed
    Acts 16:31 – believe in Lord Jesus you & house will be saved
    Acts 16:15 – she was baptized, with all her household
    Acts 16:33 – he and all his family were baptized at once
    1Cor 1:16 – I baptized the household of Stephanas

    Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist
    Jn 6:35-71 – Eucharist promised
    Mt 26:26ff (Mk 14:22ff., Lk 22:17ff.) – Eucharist instituted
    1Cor 10:16 – Eucharist = participation in Christ’s body & blood
    1 Cor 11:23-29 – receiving unworthily his body & blood
    Ex 12:8, 46 – Paschal lamb had to be eaten
    Jn 1:29 – Jesus called “Lamb of God”
    1 Cor 5:7 – Jesus called “paschal lamb who has been sacrificed
    Jn 4:31-34; Mt 16:5-12 – Jesus talking symbolically about food
    1Cor 2:14-3:4 – explains what “the flesh” means in Jn 6:63
    Ps 14:4; Is 9:18-20; Is 49:26; Mic 3:3; 2Sm 23:15-17; Rv 17:6, 16 – to symbolically eat & drink one’s body & blood = assault

    Confirmation
    Acts 19:5-6 – Paul imposed hands on baptized, received Holy Spirit
    Acts 8:14-17 – laid hands upon them, they received Holy Spirit
    2Cor 1:21-22 – put seal on us and given Holy Spirit in our hearts
    Eph 1:13 – you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit
    Heb 6:2 – instruction about baptism & laying on of hands

    Confession
    Mt 9:2-8 Son of Man has authority to forgive sins
    Jn 20:23 – whose sins you forgive/retain are forgiven/retained
    Jn 20:22 – breathed on them, “receive Holy Spirit” [recall Gn 2:7]
    2Cor 5:17-20 – given us the ministry of reconciliation
    Jam 5:13-15 – confess your sins to one another
    Mt 18:18 – whatever you bind & loose on earth, so it is in heaven

    Anointing the Sick
    Mk 6:12-13 – anointed with oil many sick, cured them
    Jam 5:14-15 – presbyters pray over sick, anoint, sins forgiven

    Holy Orders
    Acts 20:28 – Holy Sprit appointed you overseers, to tend Church
    Lk 22:19 – do this in memory of me
    Jn 20:22 – As Father sent me, I send you…receive Holy Spirit
    Acts 6:6 – the apostles prayed and laid hands on them
    Acts 13:3 – they laid hands on them & sent them off
    Acts 14:22 – they appointed presbyters in each church
    1Tim 4:14 – gift received through laying on of hands of presbyterate
    2Tim 1:6 – gift of God you have through imposition of hands
    Tit 1:5 – appoint presbyters in every town as I directed you

    Matrimony
    Mt 19:5-6 – leave father & mother, join wife, 2 become 1 flesh
    Mk 10:7-12 – what God joined together, no man separate
    Eph 5:22-32 – union of man & wife image of Christ & Church
    Heb 13;4 – let marriage be honored among all

    Now what is a Sacrament? A Sacrament was instituted by Christ to give us grace. Surely this presenter believes that we need grace in order to be saved.

    He then speaks about mortal sin. Is that Biblical? The answer, again, is yes. In 1 John 5:16-17 we read the following,
    16 “If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life–to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that. 17 All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that does not lead to death.”

    The Apostle John makes a clear distinction here. This can also be shown elsewhere.

    The presenter also speaks about Purgatory. He said that we spend 100/1000 years in Purgatory. This is clear indication that he does not know what the Church teaches. The Church has never defined space or time in regards to Purgatory. Does the Bible teach Purgatory? Yes.
    Mt 5:48 – be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect
    Heb 12:14 – strive for that holiness without which cannot see God
    Jam 3:2 – we all fall short in many respects
    Rev 21:27 – nothing unclean shall enter heaven
    Jam 1:14-15 – when sin reaches maturity gives birth to death
    2Sam 12:13-14 – David, though forgiven, still punished for his sin
    Mt 5:26 – you will not be released until paid last penny
    Mt 12:32 – sin against Holy Spirit unforgiven in this age or next
    Mt 12:36 – account for every idle word of judgment day
    2Macc 12:44-46 – atoned for dead to free them from sin
    1Cor 3:15 – suffer loss, but saved as through fire
    1Pet 3:18-20; 4:6 – Jesus preached to spirits in prison
    2Tim 1:16-18 – Paul prays for dead friend Onesiphorus
    1Cor 15:29-30 – Paul mentions people baptizing for the dead

    He also speaks about the Treasury of Merit. is that Biblical? Again, the answer is yes. In Ex. 32:13-14 we read,
    13 “Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, your servants, to whom you swore by your own self, and said to them, ‘I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have promised I will give to your offspring, and they shall inherit it forever.'” 14 And the LORD relented from the disaster that he had spoken of bringing on his people.”
    God used the merit of Abraham, Isaac, Israel and He relented in His punishment. We see other examples, from the N.T., where the merits of faith of person A is is given to person B(Matt. 8:5-13, Mark 2:3-5, Matt. 15:22-28).

    The presenter also mentioned that Our Lord saves sinners. That is true but there also has to be a rejection of the sin on the sinner’s part. One cannot sin and still attain Heaven. This leads to what the presenter said about imputed and infused grace. With infused grace there is a transformation of the sinner. With imputation there is not transformation. As Our Lord said, “22 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins–and the wine is destroyed, and so are the skins. But new wine is for fresh wineskins.” Mark 2:22
    May the peace of Christ be with you.

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