Sacrament as Confession

On the other hand, the sacraments are also acts of confession in which believers confess their conversion, their faith, their obedience, their communion with Christ and with each other. Every observance of the sacrament is an act of covenant renewal, a vow of faithfulness, an oath that obligates those who take it to engage in the service of Christ…

Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics (abrided edition)

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