1. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances of positive and sovereign institution. They are appointed by the Lord Jesus the only lawgiver and are to be continued in his church to the end of the age.1
1Matthew 28:19, 20; 1 Corinthians 11:26.
2. These holy appointments are to be administered only by those who are qualified and called to administer them, according to the commission of Christ.2
2Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 4:1.