The Sacraments of John

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The Sacraments of John A. If John were the only N.T. document, the Christian church would have no biblical grounds for baptism and communion rites a. John’s baptism of Jesus is not mentioned b. Jesus’ baptism is not with water, but with (fire) and Holy Spirit (1:33) c. Baptism with water is not enough – it must be a spiritual immersion (3:5) d. Jesus’ disciples baptized, but he did not (4:2) e. No mention of institution the Eucharist at the Last Supper (ch. 13) f. No commands to baptize disciples B. And yet, many themes appear to be sacramental a. At the feeding of the 5,000 Jesus “gave thanks” (6:11) eucharistesas , and vs. 23 reports the event as a “Eucharist” b. “Unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood you have not life in you” (6:53) implies the indispensability of the Eucharist c. Is footwashing intended to be a new sacrament? (ch. 13) d. Does the vine and branches imply communion wine? (ch. 15) e. Does the flowing water and blood (19:34) imply baptism and communion? f.
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