Summary of orthodoxy in the Church and the Forums.
The challenge of doctrinal orthodoxy
Unity — an Anglican hallmark — in recent times has been rent when during the struggle with modern Secular Paganism, camps and divisions arose within the Church, setting brother against brother, each camp with its own hermeneutic and theology, prejudices and even hatred for their Anglican brothers; and as the Faithful had decapitated each other, the heretics have grown stronger, rising to the highest levels and trumpeting their Victory as now nearly complete.
The road to recovery, as laid out by our Fathers and Divines, is in doctrinal and creedal orthodoxy — abolition of all self-will and self-pride, personal theories and private theologies, in a joyous submission to the Creeds and Formularies of the Church:
- Apostles Creed, Nicene Creed, and Athanasian Creed,
- Articles of Religion, 1662 Prayerbook, Church Catechism, and Homilies.
These are so marked by Apostolic brevity as to contain, for all Christians (even non-Anglicans), all undisputed Doctrine which men may rely on for their salvation.
Formulas of Subscription
1571 A.D. Subscription Act
1662 A.D. Act of Uniformity
I, A.B., Do here declare my unfeigned assent, and consent to all, and every thing contained, and prescribed in, and by the Book intituled, The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites, and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of the Church of England, together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be sung, or said in Churches; and the form, or manner of making, ordaining, and consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.
Orthodoxy on Anglican Forums
Orthodoxy on Anglican Forums is defined in the above manner. Members are divided into those who solemnly profess the Faith, and those who do not. Only the members who make this profession are considered Anglicans for the purposes of this site, and an Anglican tag visually identifies them, as those who follow the example of the Divines and Apostles.
Members identified as Anglicans possess forum privileges, extra allowances, permissions, and an overall preferential standing.
Non-professing members retain basic privileges of usage, and are considered fully legitimate members. Any person whatsoever can sign up and participate in the discussions; nevertheless the propagation of Anglican orthodoxy is the only long-term intention.