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To: Claud
His sacramental theology plays a large role in this concern, for he believes and teaches that a church without submission to the papacy has no guaranteed efficacy for its sacraments.

Well, this one's a bit off. The papacy has nothing to do with the efficacy of the sacraments, as should have been clear by his mention of the Eastern Orthodox churches.

The efficacy of the sacraments has to do with a valid *priesthood* through Apostolic succession.

5 posted on 07/13/2007 9:00:48 AM PDT by Claud
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To: Claud
The efficacy of the sacraments has to do with a valid *priesthood* through Apostolic succession.

I found an excellent transcription of a sermon on Sola Scriptura which includes a section on Apostolic Succession. The speaker is Dr. Greg Bahnsen.

Is Sola Scriptura a Protestant Concoction?

14 posted on 07/13/2007 9:47:56 AM PDT by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: Claud
The efficacy of the sacraments has to do with a valid *priesthood* through Apostolic succession.

There is no 'priesthood' in the church of God, let alone a valid one...

Priest are valid only, 'under the Law'...And Christians are not under the Law...

35 posted on 07/13/2007 12:27:31 PM PDT by Iscool (OK, I'm Back...Now what were your other two wishes???)
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