Beliefs

IMG_3786

Our Anglican Beliefs and Core Commitments

We believe and confess Jesus Christ to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no one comes to the Father but by Him.

We confess the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired Word of God, containing all things necessary for salvation, and to be the final authority and unchangeable standard for Christian faith and life.

We confess Baptism and the Supper of the Lord to be Sacraments ordained by Christ Himself in the Gospel, and thus to minister with unfailing use of His words of institution and the elements ordained by Him.

We confess the godly historic Episcopate as an inherent part of the apostolic faith and practice, and therefore as integral to the fullness and unity of the Body of Christ.

We confess as proved by most certain warrants of Holy Scripture the historic faith of the undivided church as declared in the three Catholic Creeds namely: The Apostles’, The Nicene, and The Athanasian Creeds.

We receive The Book of Common Prayer as set forth by the Church of England in 1662, together with the Ordinal attached to the same, as a standard for Anglican doctrine and discipline, and, with the Books which preceded it, as the standard for the Anglican tradition of worship.

We receive the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion of 1571, taken in their literal and grammatical sense, as expressing the Anglican response to certain doctrinal issues controverted at that time, and as expressing the fundamental principles of authentic Anglican belief.

We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God. Human life at all stages – from conception until natural death – is to be valued and respected (Psalm 139, Exodus 20:13).

We affirm our Lord’s teaching that Holy Matrimony is in its nature a union permanent and lifelong of one man and one woman in which the two become one flesh. It is both an ordinance of Creation, affirmed as such by our Lord, and commended by Saint Paul as a sign of the mystical union between Christ and His Church. (Genesis 2:24; Ephesians 5:32).

So at All Saints Anglican Church, we attempt to make both our teaching and our living according to the Anglican Way: Reformed, Catholic (universal), Spirit-Filled Christianity.