Sacrament

Used exclusively as a reference to the Lord’s Supper. Mormons partake of the sacrament every Sunday. It consists of bread and water, and all members, including toddlers, receive it. Its purpose is to remind them of their obligation to obey God. “To keep his saints in constant remembrance of their obligation to accept and obey him – or in other words, to eat his flesh and drink his blood – the Lord has given them the sacramental ordinance” (The Life and Teachings of Jesus & his Apostles Course Manual, p. 93).

Biblical Christianity teaches that God, not humans, are active in the sacrament. It is his table, his body and blood (1 Corinthians 10:16). It is where he bestows the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:28).