Observing Baptism as a Means of Grace
It is important to remember certain things about the sacraments. Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the only two sacraments Jesus instituted for the church. Both are means of grace. Both involve sensible signs (things we can see, touch, taste, and so on). And, for both sacraments, it is imperative to make a clear distinction between the signs and the things signified.