Seated at the right hand of the Fatter and pouring out the Holy Spirit on his Body which is the Church, Christ now acts through the sacraments he instituted to communicate his grace. The sacraments are perceptible signs (word and actions) accessible to our human nature. By the action of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit they the sacraments make present efficaciously the grace that they signify. (Page 307)
(1131) The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the grace proper to each sacrament. They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions. (Page 320)
Sacraments are not Scriptural. There was only two ordinances given to the church to be practiced only by the saved. Baptism for the believer, and the Lords Supper. The Lords Supper is to be done to help us remember what Jesus did for us, and that we may examine our lives, and confess our sins to Him. Strong warnings are given for taking the Lords Supper unworthily. Some are sick, and some even suffer death for their wrongfully partaking.
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