The Ordinary Leads to Redemption

 By Pastor Benjamin Glaser - Posted at Thoughts from Parson Farms:


This week we again only have one question. It’s an important part of the puzzle and so instead of waiting until near the end to preview it let’s go ahead and let it breathe first:

Q. 88. What are the outward means whereby Christ communicates to us the bene­fits of redemption?

A. The outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of redemption, are His or­dinances, especially the word, sacraments, and prayer; all which are made effectual to the elect for salva­tion.

There are a lot of definitions needed for this one, but we’ll tackle two major ones today.