Sacraments

Among the most controversial areas of interpretation of Gospel of John is its sacramental theology.  Christian sacramental theology has used John as a source for the developing Christian sacramental theology.  Many have found sacramental allusions in most chapters, especially to Baptism and the Eucharist.  Others have seen references to Matrimony, Anointing of the Sick, and Penance.  Thus, the sacraments were of great importance to this evangelist.  What exactly was the role of the symbolic physical ritual sacraments in the early Church?  There was an intimate personal relationship between the believer and Jesus, where Jesus abided in them.  Was this a grace filled sacramental presence?  Do you believe in the power of Christian sacraments?

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