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Travis Fentiman

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Romanism has five more sacraments than protestants do:

Confirmation
Penance
Marriage
Ordination
Extereme Unction (or a Last Anointing)​

As Romanists can cite verses in the New Testament for each of these things (Acts 9:17; Lk. 3:8; Mt. 19:5-6; Acts 13:2-3; James 5:14), why are they not sacraments?

I have collected some standard reformed treatments on these subjects clearly answering this question and proving the Biblical view in detail. In case you think that this subject is rather elementary, a bit below your interest level, I collected these resources, in fact, precisely for the profound issues delineated in these discussions, which correct the modern reformed Church in multiple ways. For instance:

See standard, reformed divines argue (1) that marriage is entered into through the mutual consent of a man and a woman unto the institution, (2) that the laying on of hands was a natural, cultural sign which is not necessary, religiously significant or normative in ordination, (3) that elders anointing sick persons with oil was likewise a natural practice for refreshment and is not a means of grace, and (4) see the divines argue under Confirmation and Extreme Unction for Cessationsim (which teaching and arguments are not otherwise easy to locate in their writings).

 
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