The Seven Sacraments of Liberalism

The English word “sacrament” has its roots in Latin and Greek. At one time the word meant, “a solemn and sacred oath.” Roman Catholics believe that there are seven sacraments which Christ instituted. These sacraments are visible rituals that are signs of God's presence. They are believed to channel God's grace to all those who receive them. The traditional seven sacraments are usually listed in the order in which they follow a human life from birth to natural death. They are: Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Communion, Confession, Marriage, Holy Orders, and Anointing the Sick. Over and against these traditional sacraments are the beliefs of many present-day liberals. Liberalism shows itself to the world with all the required beliefs of a traditional religion, albeit a pseudo-religion. Although liberalism has not yet developed a systematic theology, oops, a systematic “matterology,” we can identify some elements of the liberal...(Read Full Article)