The Sacraments were not ordained of Christ to be gazed upon, or to be carried about …

QUOTE

Section III. Restrictive Rules ¶ 17. Article I.—The General Conference shall not revoke, alter, or change our Articles of Religion or establish any new standards or rules of doctrine contrary to our present existing and established standards of doctrine. (40)

Article XVI—Of the Sacraments:

The Sacraments were not ordained of Christ to be gazed upon, or to be carried about; but that we should duly use them. And in such only as worthily receive the same, they have a wholesome effect or operation; but they that receive them unworthily, purchase to themselves condemnation, as St. Paul saith.

NOTE

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
S. What does it say?
O. What does it say that I need to obey?
W. Who needs to hear this? Generally? Specifically?

RESOURCES
[1] “From The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church—2016. Copyright © 2016 by The United Methodist Publishing House. Used by permission.” Prepared for the teaching of te Advanced Lay Servants class on Polity.

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