Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Anglican and Catholic Faith in a Nutshell

'The cardinal points of faith which formed the doctrinal backbone of the English Church Union were the Holy and Undivided Trinity, the Incarnation, the Atonement, the Descent into Hell, the Resurrection, Ascension, and the second coming of Christ to judge the world, the Procession of the Holy Spirit, Baptismal regeneration, the gift of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation, the Real Presence of Christ under the form of bread and wine, the memorial sacrifice of the Holy Eucharist, frequent Holy Communion, the pardon and absolution of sin in private confession, the Communion of Saints, the resurrection of the body, the salvation of the good and the condemnation of the bad, everlasting life, Apostolic Succession, the reality and sacrificial nature of the priesthood, the power of the Keys, the inspiration of Holy Scripture and for its interpretation, recourse and appeal to the testimony of the early and undivided Church, respect for and the implementation of Church discipline, and Canon Law.'

From Defend and Maintain: A History of the Church Union 1859-2009 by Philip Corbett and William Davage

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