There can be no assurance of the remission of sins but in the holy Catholic Church. It is to faith unfeigned, and the use of the sacraments, that the promise of forgiveness is confined All sins are, in the first instance, omitted at baptism, and are afterwards remissible, upon sincere repentance. – Charles Wesley, Commentary on the Church Catechism
Part Six: The Means of Grace laroduction:
The means of grace are the various ways God commtmicates . grace to us. app….W.4 They are the channels and vehicles that God has . e church use to bring tile gospel Ms seed qt.. to the world. When we think of bat by the Nob, commtmicating the gospel, we primarily think of preaching. and baprir.t that’ bY However, preaching is only one of the means of grace. God also has entrusted . church—Antioch, Epistle to which is itself a means of the Ephssia. grazrith the sacraments. The sacraments are a physical preaching of gosi,e1 to the senses. The gospel embraces the full physicality of human existence, because Christ took on a physical human body. The sacraments are therefore an extension of Christ’s incarnation, since in . incarnation he sanctified earthly existence. Therefore, the earthly elements of water, bread and wine, and oilThe sacraments are a physical preaching of gosi,e1 to the senses. The gospel embraces the full physicality of human existence, because Christ took on a physical human body.