Is Jesus a sacrament?
Yes, Jesus Himself is the Holy Eucharist, one of the Sacraments of Initiation. Jesus, during the Last Supper on Maundy (or Holy) Thursday, offered His Body and Blood under the signs of bread and wine. This process is calledtransubstantiation and the only time transubstantiation happens is in the Consecration. So, yes, Jesus is the Blessed Sacrament, The Holy Eucharist.
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Jesus did not institute marriage , Jehovah God did with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Read the scriptures listed here in your Bible. Jesus celebrated with persons at… marriage feasts, though. In fact, he performed his first miracle, by turning water to wine at John 2:1-11 --"Now on the third day a marriage feast took place in Caâ²na of Galâ²iÂ·lee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the marriage feast. When the wine ran short the mother of Jesus said to him: "They have no wine." But Jesus said to her: "What have I to do with you, woman? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to those ministering: "Whatever he tells YOU, do." As it was, there were six stone water jars sitting there as required by the purification rules of the Jews, each able to hold two or three liquid measures. Jesus said to them: "Fill the water jars with water." And they filled them to the brim. And he said to them: "Draw some out now and take it to the director of the feast." So they took it. When, now, the director of the feast tasted the water that had been turned into wine but did not know what its source was, although those ministering who had drawn out the water knew, the director of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him: "Every other man puts out the fine wine first, and when people are intoxicated, the inferior. You have reserved the fine wine until now." Jesus performed this in Caâ²na of Galâ²iÂ·lee as [the] beginning of his signs , and he made his glory manifest; and his disciples put their faith in him.
Yes. Jesus told the Apostles "Whoever's sins you forgive, they are forgiven them. Whoever's sins you retain, they have been retained." John 20:23. Bishops are the successors o…f the Apostles.
Jesus is the author of the Sacraments, their dispenser and the cause of their efficacy. He, however, is not properly a sacrament Himself, for a sacrament is a visible sign mea…nt to confer grace when validly administered. The phrase, "Jesus is the first sacrament" may refer to Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, for He is there truly present, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. The Holy Eucharist is not the first sacrament received, however, it is first among the others in its sublime excellence, for in it we really receive God and are in His Divine Presence. The Holy Eucharist also carries with it incredible graces.
According to the Catholic Church... . Christ instituted some of the Seven Sacraments during His ministry while instructing the apostles in the others that would only become… active when the saving grace of His redemptive death had come to pass. Evidence of the seven sacraments exists both in written and oral Tradition, which Catholics reference as the deposit of Faith. As well, the presence and use of all seven sacraments in the first centuries of the early Church are documented as well in writings of the Church fathers and Christian historians. Sacraments are external signs meant to confer grace. The external sign is called the matter and the formula or words that accompany the matter are called the form. Since man is a physical and spiritual beings, Christ instituted the sacraments in order that human beings could see the sign of the spiritual effect they wish to receive - it is Christ's way of assuring us that the spiritual reality has transpired. Many of these signs are arbitrary: there is nothing in these things which themselves or powerful, nor in the words. The only reason they have power is because Christ has granted them such power when used in a proper way, with the proper words and the proper minister. The following will address each sacrament and supply one quote to help indicate how it was done and the time period of it's institution. Baptism "Going therefore teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." - St. Matthew 28:19 The proper sacrament of Baptism was instituted after Our Lord's resurrection and is here given to them as a mandate as well as His personal authority to go and preach in His Name. When Christ was baptized by John the Baptist - whose baptism was a sign of penance not a sacrament - it was an act of humility since Christ was without sin. By so doing, however, He sanctified water which already had a natural symbolism for cleansing and thus is easily understood by us in its sacramental use. Confirmation "When the apostles, who were in Jerusalem, had heard that Samaria had received the word of God; they sent unto them Peter and John. Who when they were come, prayed for them that might receive the Holy Ghost. For he was not yet come upon any of them: but they were only baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands upon them and they received the Holy Ghost." - Acts 8:14-17 The apostles had been confirmed in their Faith at Pentecost with the descent of the Holy Ghost upon them in the Cenacle in John 20 (this is also when they were given the power as ordained ministers to administer Confession); this is the first Confirmation, for Christ promised to send the Paraclete and does so in this manner. In the Acts of the Apostles, some of the early ministry of the Church is recorded and the above quote is an example of a Confirmation. Despite already receiving the Holy Ghost in baptism the rite is conferred as well as the imposition of the hands. The Holy Eucharist Christ first introduces the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist in John 6, causing many of His followers to become scandalized in Him by his literal emphasis. However, the sacrament is not properly instituted until the Last Supper, the evening before His death, which is celebrated as Maundy Thursday. "While they were at supper, Jesus took bread and blessed, and broke: and gave to his disciples, and said: Take ye, and eat: this is my body. And taking the chalice he gave thanks: and gave to them, saying: Drink ye all of this. For this is my blood of the new testament which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins." - St. Matthew 26:26-28 Confession or the Sacrament of Penance Upon being confirmed, the apostles were also authorized by Christ to be able to administer the sacrament of confession. "As the Father hath sent me, I also send you. When he had said this, he breathed on them, and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose sins you shall forgive they are forgiven them, and whose sins you shall retain they are retained." St. John 20: 21-23. Christ Himself, being God, knew the sins of those around Him and often forgave people, which much incensed the Pharisees who doubted His divine claim. The apostles and Church ministry were not guaranteed the ability to read minds, hence confession involves the humility of the sinner to freely confess to someone that has the authority to lose sins. In the quote above Christ grants that authority to His disciples at Pentecost, that they go and do so in His Name. Marriage Marriage had already been instituted since Adam and Eve as a natural bond and vow. Christ, however, elevated it to the level of a sacrament. He declares how matrimony, which had suffered from permissions of polygamy and divorce, will now forever be: "From the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female. For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother; and shall cleave to his wife. And they shall be in one flesh. Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder." St. Mark 10: 6-9. The sacrament of matrimony is actually administered by the couple, not the priest, hence the institution is here given by Christ sometime during His active ministry. The sacramental quality of the sacrament of matrimony is described in 1 Peter 3:7-9, as he refers to marriage as both a calling (a vocation) and a blessing which the Church views as a means of personal sanctification to attain heaven. Extreme Unction or the Sacrament of the Sick The sacrament is one that is used to prepare the soul for the final pains of death as well as offering the chance of healing should it be God's Will. Christ already had his disciples administering this sacrament during His ministry, thus it was instituted early on: "Going forth they preached that men should do penance: and they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them." - St. Mark 6:12 James 5 records a snippet of the apostolic ministry's application of this sacrament. Holy Orders Along with the Holy Eucharist, Holy Orders was instituted during the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday. Many theologians believe Judas to have been ordained before he left the supper, as well as also making a sacrilegious communion. Holy Orders were instituted by Christ when He said, "Do this for a commemoration of me." - St. Luke 22.19. Here Christ gives them a mandate to preform the sacrament of the Mass, i.e. the Holy Eucharist. The priest is ordained primarily for this purpose: to celebrate the Eucharist, hence this is the mandate that enacts ordination. Although specific details of the ordination rite are not contained in the Last Supper narrative, further evidence later in the New Testament describes how the rite is administered: "Neglect not the grace that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the imposition of the hands of the priesthood." - 1 Tim. 4:14. Further passages follow throughout Acts and Timothy referring to the priesthood as manifested in deacons, priests and bishops. . Answer according to other Christian theologies... . He did not.. He instituted only 2 sacraments -. 1. Holy Communion ('The Eucharist', 'The Lord's Supper', 'The Mass') when he broke bread on Maundy Thursday night at the Last Supper. 2. Baptism - "Go and baptise in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit" was his great commission at the end of Matthew's Gospel.. The other 5 'sacraments' (Confirmation, Ordination, Matrimony, Penance and Unction) are not true sacraments as they were not instigated by Our Lord, but introduced as doctrine by the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church, and are not recognised by Protestant churches as sacraments because of this.
Jesus is the Primordial Sacrament of the Father. By being the "Primordial Sacrament", Jesus Chriast is much more than simply the originator of the Sacraments. He is at once th…e SOURCE, the PRIMARY AGENT and the GOAL of all sacramental sctivity. As SOURCE, Christ is the one in whom all the sacraments are rooted and from whom they derive their efficacy. As PRIMARY AGENT, he is the one who, through the actions and words of the minister celebrating the various sacraments, baptizes, confirms, forgives, and reconciles, heals, offers himself in sacrifice, binds in faithful love and consecrates for service. As Goal of all sacraments, Christ is the perfection toward which our life on earth tends.
He gave his life, which was sinless, for the sins of all mankind. Only one such person could become so sacred
At the last supper. hope this answers your question!
In God's eyes, marriage is much more than a mere socialarrangement. It is a sacred union between a man and a woman. TheBible says: "From the beginning of creation '[God] made …them maleand female. On this account a man will leave his father and mother,and the two will be one flesh' . . . Therefore what God yokedtogether let no man put apart." * - Mark 10:6-9; Genesis 2:24 . The words, "what God yoked [or, joined] together," do not mean thatmarriages are made in heaven. Rather, by pointing to our Creator asthe Originator of the marriage arrangement, the Bible emphasizesthe seriousness of this union. Couples who see their marriage inthat light treat it as a sacred, permanent bond, thus strengtheningtheir determination to make their marriage a success. They furtherincrease their prospects for success when they turn to the Biblefor guidance in fulfilling their respective roles as husband andwife.
Jesus said to his disciple to do only two things: 1. to break bread in honour of Him: 1Co 11:24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is… My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me." 1Co 11:25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." 2. to make disciples and baptize in his name: Mat 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, These are the sacraments / rites instituted by Jesus any other rite ( reconciliation - confirmation etc ) is from man not from God.
If he isn't at the heart of it, it is meaningless.
Jesus Christ pray FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK AND TO CONVERT PEOPLE.
because he wanted us to love eachother
In Jesus Christ
Jesus didn't create sacraments, it is strictly unbiblical, and was adopted in the year 1439 by the Roman Catholic Church. Jesus Christ instituted only two ordinances, baptism …and the Lord's Supper. You can read about this in the book of Matthew 28:19-20 and 26:36-28.
Because it says in the bible that Jesus will be the last lamb to be offered for our sins and that after Jesus dies our lives will be cleansed from sin