Perkins: We Receive Christ Through Word And Sacrament

Of our receiving of Christ given by God, two things must be observed. One is that we must there receive Christ where God offers and gives Him, that is, in the word and sacraments. The second is that faith is our hand whereby we receive Christ, and this receiving is done by a supernatural act of the mind whereby we believe Christ with His benefits to be ours (John 1:12). Thus we see how we are one with Christ, and Christ with us. Communion with Christ is when we have, possess, and enjoy Christ and His benefits. And that is partly in this life, and fully in the life to come.

William Perkins | The Works of William Perkins, ed. Paul M. Smalley, Joel R. Beeke, and Derek W. H. Thomas, vol. 2 (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2015), 235.


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Posted by Tony Phelps | Friday, April 26, 2024 | Categorized in Christian Life, Faith, HeidelQuotes, Sacraments. Tony Phelps. Bookmark the permalink.

About Tony Phelps

Tony grew up in Rhode Island. He was educated at BA (University of Rhode Island) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He worked in the insurance industry for ten years. He planted a PCA church in Wakefield, RI where he served for eleven years. In 2015–18 he pastored Covenant Reformed Church (URCNA) in Colorado Springs. He is currently pastor of Living Hope (OPC). Tony is married to Donna and together they have three children. Meet all the Heidelberg contributors»

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