Man. Eucharist - merely symbolic. And, what now? Of course! Many Protestants also believe Bapitsm to be symbolic - a sign of committment.
** I’d like to comment on how and why Jesus would intend His “church” to be a scrambled bunch of sects. claiming to be Christian, and, at the same time, holding different interpretations and beliefs on the Word. His only Church is the one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church. :dancing: ] **
If Baptism were merely sybolic, and if it has no means of transferring God’s grace, then why does Peter say:
“God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, during the building of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were saved through water. Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ” (1 Pet. 3:20–21).
In Acts 2:38, Peter tells us, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the** forgiveness of your sins**; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
When Paul was converted, he was told, “And now why do you wait? Rise and be** baptized**, and wash away your sins, calling on his name” (Acts 22:16).