Sacraments in Space and Time

Saturday, 30 Apr 2016

'The Christ who is present to us now through the power of the Holy Spirit is the risen Christ.'
In his commentary on 1 Corin-thians 10:4, John Calvin makes an interesting comment worth briefly exploring on the sacraments, the ascension of Jesus, and the work of the Holy Spirit. Apparently, many in Corinth were hiding behind the efficacy of the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper as a sort of prophylactic against judgment, or temptation to sin in spiritually dangerous situations such as eating meat in pagan temples. Paul challenges their comfortable assumptions by reminding them that the Israelites had those same sacraments in their own old covenant form. Just as the Christians were baptized into the name ...

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