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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Ordinances of the Gospel

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are institutions of divine authority relating to the worship of God; such as,

1, baptism (Matthew 28:19);

2, the Lord's Supper (1 Corinthians 11:24, etc.);

3, public ministry, or preaching and reading the Word (Romans 10:15; Ephesians 4:13; Mark 16:15);

4, hearing the Gospel (Mark 4:24; Romans 10:17);

5, public prayer (1 Corinthians 14:15; 1 Corinthians 14:19; Matthew 6:6; Psalms 5:1; Psalms 5:7);

6, singing of psalms (Colossians 3:16; Ephesians 5:19);

7, fasting (James 1:9; Matthew 9:15; Joel 2:12);

8, solemn thanksgiving (Psalms 1:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:18). See these different articles; also (See MEANS OF GRACE).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Ordinances of the Gospel'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/o/ordinances-of-the-gospel.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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