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Views of the Sacraments

Answer these questions to register your views on the Christian sacraments (ordinances)
What religious denomination are you?
Catholic
Eastern Orthodox
Anglican/Episcopalian
Lutheran
Presbyterian
Methodist
Baptist
Pentecostal
Nondenominational Christian
NonChristian
Other
What best defines a sacrament?
A visible sign of an invisible grace
A token by which the Gospel is proclaimed
A visible Word
Other
Which statement best signifies the meaning of baptism?
Born again and regenerated; sins washed away
Symbolic public proclamation of faith in Jesus
A sign that one is engrafted into the covenant
Other
Which is the proper formula of baptism?
in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
in Jesus' name
Either formula
Other
What is the proper mode of baptism?
Immersion
Pouring/Effusion
Sprinkling
Any of these modes
None/Other
Who is able to validly perform a baptism?
Only clergy
Any baptized Christian
Any person who intends to do what the Church does
None/Other
What is your view of infant baptism?
Should be required, infants saved in baptism
Permissible but optional
Only believers should be baptized, not infants
None/Other
Is water baptism necessary for salvation?
Yes, absolutely necessary
Generally, but baptism of desire or blood possible
No, baptism is not necessary for salvation
None/Other
Is confirmation/chrismation a sacrament?
Yes
No
Not Sure
Which of the following do you accept as true of confirmation? (you may select more than one)
Seals the Baptized person with the Holy Spirit
Strengthens the faith of the recipient
Bestows spiritual gifts upon the recipient
Nothing/Other
When should confirmation/chrismation be given?
At the same time as baptism, including infants
Separate from baptism when the person is older
Doesn't matter when it is given
None/Other
Which best describes the nature of the Lord's Supper (Holy communion)?
A meal which re-presents Christ's sacrifice
A symbolic memorial meal
A true communion with Christ, but not a sacrifice
None/Other
What is the manner of Christ's presence in holy communion?
Elements become the true Body and Blood of Christ
Elements remain, Christ's Blood and Blood present
Elements symbolic, Christ only spiritually present
Elements symbolic, no presence of Christ
None/Other
Who may celebrate and administer communion?
Only a Priest or Bishop with apostolic succession
Any duly ordained minister
any christian
None/Other
Should communion be open to anyone?
No, only for members or those in communion
Yes, but only for baptized Christians
Yes, for anyone who wishes
None/Other
Is confession of sins a sacrament?
Yes
No
Not Sure
To whom should one confess his sins?
To God alone
To God but through a priest or minister
To God but through any fellow Christian
Confession of sins is unnecessary
Other
Is annointing of the sick with oil a sacrament?
Yes
No
Not sure
Who can administer the annointing?
Only a priest or duly ordained minister
Deacons as well as priests/ministers
Any Christian person
Anyone
None/Other
Is ordination a sacrament?
Yes
No
Not Sure
Is Apostolic Succession required for valid ordination?
Yes
No
Not Sure
What's Apostolic succession?
Which group of orders best reflects the authentic teaching of the New Testament and earliest Christians?
Bishop, Presbyter, and Deacon
Bishop/Presbyter and Deacon
Bishop and Presbyter
None/Other
Is Marriage a sacrament?
Yes
No
Not Sure
Who is a valid minister of marriage?
Only Priest or ordained minister
Priest/Minister or Deacon
Any Christian person
Anyone, including justice of the peace
None/Other
Should divorce and remarriage be permitted (assuming the first marriage was valid)?
No
Only in cases of adultery
In cases of adultery and a few other cases
Yes
Not Sure
Other
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This poll was created on 2004-04-28 17:30:37 by Melkite