Outward Sacraments



Most Quakers don't practice the outward sacraments of water baptism and communion like many other Christian denominations do. Refusal to participate in outward sacraments is intended to safeguard Quakers from reducing an observance to a purely external act, void of the presence of God.

However, some Quakers suggest that Christians experience an inward "baptism" of the Holy Spirit and eating meals with others is a type of "communion."