XV. OF HUMAN ORDINANCES.
The assertion of the Papists, that human ordinances contribute to remission of sins, or merit salvation, is unchristian and condemned, as Christ, Matt. 15, 9, says: "In vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men," and Tit. 1, 14, "that turn from the truth." Again, their assertion, that it is a mortal sin to break such ordinances, is also incorrect.