On Vows of the Sacraments
John Calvin

All believers have one common vow which, made in baptism, we confirm and, so to speak, sanction by catechism and receiving the Lordís Supper.  For the sacraments are like contracts by which the Lord gives us his mercy and from it eternal life; and we in turn promise him obedience.  But this is the form, or at least a summary, of the vow:  that, renouncing Satan, we yield ourselves to Godís service to obey his holy commandments but not to follow the wicked desires of our flesh.



Patrick L. Hurd
Weatherford, Texas

EST. 01/01/01