Church Sacraments / Ordinances

Pastor Mark Blair


January 2019

Roman Catholic


Sacerdotalism - Roman Catholics believe sacraments have the power to actually convey the blessings they signify. So, the sacrament itself has the power to confer the grace which it signifies. Process is something automatic - 'ex opere operato' - from the very act of participating in the sacrament.  

The Seven Sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church

I. Baptism Sacrament of Baptism is the beginning of supernatural life. When the sacrament is administered, original sin disappears as God becomes present in the soul, shares God's own life, sanctifying grace. Justification is conferred in Baptism.


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