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Views of the Sacraments

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Answer these questions to register your views on the Christian sacraments (ordinances)

What religious denomination are you?

25% (7) Catholic
3% (1) Eastern Orthodox
18% (5) Anglican/Episcopalian
7% (2) Lutheran
7% (2) Presbyterian
11% (3) Methodist
3% (1) Baptist
0% (0) Pentecostal
11% (3) Nondenominational Christian
3% (1) NonChristian
7% (2) Other

27 voters have answered this question.

What best defines a sacrament?

55% (15) A visible sign of an invisible grace
22% (6) A token by which the Gospel is proclaimed
3% (1) A visible Word
18% (5) Other

27 voters have answered this question.

Which statement best signifies the meaning of baptism?

51% (14) Born again and regenerated; sins washed away
18% (5) Symbolic public proclamation of faith in Jesus
25% (7) A sign that one is engrafted into the covenant
3% (1) Other

27 voters have answered this question.

Which is the proper formula of baptism?

84% (22) in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
3% (1) in Jesus' name
11% (3) Either formula
0% (0) Other

26 voters have answered this question.

What is the proper mode of baptism?

25% (7) Immersion
11% (3) Pouring/Effusion
7% (2) Sprinkling
44% (12) Any of these modes
11% (3) None/Other

27 voters have answered this question.

Who is able to validly perform a baptism?

7% (2) Only clergy
61% (16) Any baptized Christian
30% (8) Any person who intends to do what the Church does
0% (0) None/Other

26 voters have answered this question.

What is your view of infant baptism?

37% (10) Should be required, infants saved in baptism
51% (14) Permissible but optional
7% (2) Only believers should be baptized, not infants
3% (1) None/Other

27 voters have answered this question.

Is water baptism necessary for salvation?

7% (2) Yes, absolutely necessary
46% (12) Generally, but baptism of desire or blood possible
38% (10) No, baptism is not necessary for salvation
7% (2) None/Other

26 voters have answered this question.

Is confirmation/chrismation a sacrament?

57% (15) Yes
26% (7) No
15% (4) Not Sure

26 voters have answered this question.

Which of the following do you accept as true of confirmation? (you may select more than one)

61% (16) Seals the Baptized person with the Holy Spirit
69% (18) Strengthens the faith of the recipient
57% (15) Bestows spiritual gifts upon the recipient
23% (6) Nothing/Other

26 voters have answered this question.

When should confirmation/chrismation be given?

20% (5) At the same time as baptism, including infants
52% (13) Separate from baptism when the person is older
16% (4) Doesn't matter when it is given
12% (3) None/Other

25 voters have answered this question.

Which best describes the nature of the Lord's Supper (Holy communion)?

61% (16) A meal which re-presents Christ's sacrifice
11% (3) A symbolic memorial meal
19% (5) A true communion with Christ, but not a sacrifice
7% (2) None/Other

26 voters have answered this question.

What is the manner of Christ's presence in holy communion?

50% (13) Elements become the true Body and Blood of Christ
15% (4) Elements remain, Christ's Blood and Blood present
19% (5) Elements symbolic, Christ only spiritually present
11% (3) Elements symbolic, no presence of Christ
3% (1) None/Other

26 voters have answered this question.

Who may celebrate and administer communion?

46% (12) Only a Priest or Bishop with apostolic succession
15% (4) Any duly ordained minister
34% (9) any christian
3% (1) None/Other

26 voters have answered this question.

Should communion be open to anyone?

42% (11) No, only for members or those in communion
26% (7) Yes, but only for baptized Christians
30% (8) Yes, for anyone who wishes
0% (0) None/Other

26 voters have answered this question.

Is confession of sins a sacrament?

68% (17) Yes
24% (6) No
8% (2) Not Sure

25 voters have answered this question.

To whom should one confess his sins?

19% (5) To God alone
53% (14) To God but through a priest or minister
15% (4) To God but through any fellow Christian
3% (1) Confession of sins is unnecessary
7% (2) Other

26 voters have answered this question.

Is annointing of the sick with oil a sacrament?

61% (16) Yes
23% (6) No
15% (4) Not sure

26 voters have answered this question.

Who can administer the annointing?

28% (7) Only a priest or duly ordained minister
24% (6) Deacons as well as priests/ministers
28% (7) Any Christian person
8% (2) Anyone
12% (3) None/Other

25 voters have answered this question.

Is ordination a sacrament?

53% (14) Yes
30% (8) No
15% (4) Not Sure

26 voters have answered this question.

Is Apostolic Succession required for valid ordination?

42% (11) Yes
23% (6) No
15% (4) Not Sure
19% (5) What's Apostolic succession?

26 voters have answered this question.

Which group of orders best reflects the authentic teaching of the New Testament and earliest Christians?

40% (10) Bishop, Presbyter, and Deacon
16% (4) Bishop/Presbyter and Deacon
4% (1) Bishop and Presbyter
40% (10) None/Other

25 voters have answered this question.

Is Marriage a sacrament?

34% (9) Yes
34% (9) No
30% (8) Not Sure

26 voters have answered this question.

Who is a valid minister of marriage?

20% (5) Only Priest or ordained minister
8% (2) Priest/Minister or Deacon
16% (4) Any Christian person
24% (6) Anyone, including justice of the peace
32% (8) None/Other

25 voters have answered this question.

Should divorce and remarriage be permitted (assuming the first marriage was valid)?

16% (4) No
0% (0) Only in cases of adultery
52% (13) In cases of adultery and a few other cases
28% (7) Yes
4% (1) Not Sure
0% (0) Other

25 voters have answered this question.

What did you think of this poll?

29% (7) Excellent
50% (12) Very good
20% (5) Average
0% (0) Not Good at all
0% (0) Quit wasting my time

24 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2004-04-28 17:30:37 by Melkite
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