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Article XIII: Of the Use of the Sacraments.
Of the Use of the Sacraments
they teach that the Sacraments were ordained
, not only to be marks of profession
among men, but rather to be sign
s and testimonies
of the will of God toward us, instituted to awaken
faith in those who use them. Wherefore we must so use the Sacraments that faith be added to believe the promises which are offered and set forth through the Sacraments.
They therefore condemn
those who teach that the Sacraments justify by the outward act, and who do not teach that, in the use of the Sacraments, faith
which believes that sin
s are forgiven
, is required