In the next place we have to consider the causes of the sacraments, both as to authorship and as to ministration.
Concerning which there are ten points of inquiry:
A Whether God alone works inwardly in the sacraments?
A Whether the institution of the sacraments is from God alone?
A Of the power which Christ exercised over the sacraments;
A Whether He could transmit that power to others?
A Whether the wicked can have the power of administering the sacraments?
A Whether the wicked sin in administering the sacraments?
A Whether the angels can be ministers of the sacraments?
A Whether the minister's intention is necessary in the sacraments?
A Whether right faith is required therein; so that it be impossible for an unbeliever to confer a sacrament?
A Whether a right intention is required therein?