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The Five Sacraments of The last Days Church
By R.S. Neaville
There are five sacraments in the Last Days Church. Sacraments are physical things we do that echo a spiritual meaning. These are how we testify to God and his Son Jesus when ever we come together as a Church. These are not rituals but acts of faith filled with meaning. They are figures we keep through faith. The meanings are sacred to us. We do not do these things out of ritual and they really have nothing to do with any other carnal religions idea of what a sacrament is.
Here is the list
1. We Come together as one early on the first day of the week to express our hope in the resurrection of the dead.The gathering of the Church mirrors the hope that we will be gathered together in the resurrection at Christ's return as one body redeemed.
Mark 16:2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. Acts 20:7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.
2.Baptism is one of these Sacraments. Our baptism is a testimony to what has already occured in our hearts through faith. This is one of the ways we testify that now we belong to Christ. Going under the water says we are dead with him. Coming out says we live with him in the resurrection..a new life.
Romans 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
3. Whenever we gather together to have communion we proclaim Jesus and his death till he comes. We testify through this act that we are in him and he is in us. we are one with him.
1 Corinthians 11:24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
4. The Roles of men and women in the church are also a sacrament. by our actions we proclaim submission to God and his order while it testifies to spiritual truths that world cannot see. Women picture the body as does the Church. men picture the Spirit in headship as does Christ in headship over the Body. We mirror these truths in how we conduct ourselves in our gatherings. It is worship.
1 Corinthians 11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
1 Corinthians 14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.
1 Timothy 2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.1 Timothy 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
5. The laying on of hands is the fifth sacrament. Through the laying on of hands we demonstrate the power and mercy of God through prayer and healing and the impartation of gifts.etc. it pictures that God has place both his right hand (Jesus) and his left hand (Holy Spirit) on the world to reconcile it to himself. The power is not in the hands but in our faith in its meaning. God has laid his hands on us and so healed and blessed us from Heaven by sending us Jesus and the Spirit. So we lay hands on each other to picture this truth.
Hebrews 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.Acts 8:18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
1 Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
Mark 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
These five sacraments will be restored to the Last Days Church