What we believe
As an Anglican church, we hold the understanding of Christian faith and life expressed in the Creeds, the Book of Common Prayer and the Anglican 39 Articles. Some highlights from this great statement of Christian belief include:
Article I. Of Faith in the Holy Trinity.
There is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body, parts, or passions; of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the Maker, and Preserver of all things both visible and invisible. and in unity of this Godhead there be three persons, of one substance, power, and eternity; the Father, the son, and the Holy Ghost.
Article II. Of the Word or Son of God, which was made very Man.
The son, which is the Word of the Father, begotten from everlasting of the Father, the very and eternal God, and of one substance with the Father, took Man’s nature in the womb of the blessed Virgin, of her substance: so that two whole and perfect natures, that is to say, the Godhead and Manhood, were joined together in one person, never to be divided, whereof is one Christ, very God, and very Man; who truly suffered, was crucified, dead and buried, to reconcile his Father to us, and to be a sacrifice, not only for original guilt, but also for all actual sins of men.
Article IV. Of the Resurrection of Christ.
Christ did truly rise again from death, and took again his body, with flesh, bones, and all things appertaining to the perfection of Man’s nature; wherewith he ascended into Heaven, and there sitteth, until he return to judge all Men at the last day.
Article V. Of the Holy Spirit.
the Holy Spirit, proceeding from the Father and the son, is of one substance, majesty, and glory, with the Father and the son, very and eternal God.
Article VI. Of the Sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures for salvation.
Holy scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation: so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an article of the Faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation. in the name of the Holy scripture we do understand those Canonical books of the old and new testament, of whose authority was never any doubt in the Church.
Article XI. Of the Justification of Man.
We are accounted righteous before God, only for the merit of our lord and saviour Jesus Christ by Faith, and not for our own works or deservings: Wherefore, that we are justified by Faith only is a most wholesome Doctrine, and very full of comfort.
Article Xii. Of Good Works.
Good Works, which are the fruits of Faith, and follow after Justification, cannot put away our sins, and endure the severity of God’s Judgement; yet are they pleasing and acceptable to God in Christ and do spring out necessarily of a true and lively Faith; insomuch that by them a lively Faith may be as evidently known as a tree discerned by the fruit.
Article XIX. Of the Church.
The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in the which the pure Word of God is preached, and the sacraments be duly ministered according to Christ’s ordinance in all those things that of necessity are requisite to the same.
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