What is Anglican Christianity?

The late Robert Webber, Wheaton professor of theology, a convert to Anglican Christianity wrote, “The best way into the future for Christ’s church is one organically integrated with her past. 

“The heart of Anglican spirituality is seeking Jesus through common prayer, being formed by a shared immersion in the communal annual reading of the Bible, finding Jesus’ sacred presence in baptism, and weekly participation in the Lord’s Supper and giving ourselves away to the least, last and lost. We emphasize being transformed by God in a prayerful community (God’s calling out “a holy people”) rather than as discrete and disconnected individuals seeking our own subjective experience of God”.

From the Gospel Side (thegospelside.com) March 5, 2013 posting.

 

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Our confession of faith is contained in the ancient creeds of the Christian faith:

 

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,  the Father, the Almighty,  maker of heaven and earth,  of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,  the only Son of God,  eternally begotten of the Father,  God from God, Light from Light,  true God from true God,  begotten, not made,  of one being with the Father.  Through him all things were made.  For us and for our salvation  he came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit  he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,  and was made man.  For our sake he was crucified  under Pontius Pilate;  he suffered death and was buried.  On the third day he rose again  in accordance with the scriptures;  he ascended into heaven  and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  He will come again in glory  to judge the living and the dead,  and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,  the Lord, the giver of life,  who proceeds from the Father.  With the Father and the Son  he is worshipped and glorified.  He has spoken through the prophets.  We believe in one holy catholic  and apostolic Church.  We acknowledge one baptism  for the forgiveness of sins.  We look for the resurrection of the dead,  and the life of the world to come. Amen.

And

The Apostle’s Creed

I believe in God,  the Father almighty,  creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again  to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,  and the life everlasting. Amen.

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