What Are Considered Sacraments in the AME Church?


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The sacraments of the AME or African Methodist Episcopal church are baptism and the Lord's Supper. The baptismal sacrament occurs once for a worshipper when he is born again into the AME and accepts the church's faith.

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The Lord's Supper is the second of the two sacraments practiced in the African Methodist Episcopal church. Although baptism occurs once during the life of the worshipper, the sacrament of the Lord's Supper is reiterated every week in the communion. The communion occurs when bread and wine is passed to the worshippers who partake of it to symbolize the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ.

Other than baptism and communion, core beliefs of the AME church include the scriptures, faith and works, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the truth about sin, tongues, and the Trinity. Worshippers believe in the holy scriptures that consist of the New Testament and Old Testament. All knowledge and truth can be found in the Bible. Another core belief is the Trinity in which the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost are seen as one being. Jesus Christ in the savior of mankind who was crucified for the sins of the world. Sin is an offense that can only be forgiven through the grace of God.

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