Considering Anglican

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  1. Justin Jones

    Justin Jones New Member

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    My wife and I are apart of an evangelical church but are not sure we want to continue going there. We have been considering joining the Anglican Church for awhile but would like more information about it. Can anyone point in the right direction?
     
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    anglican74 Well-Known Member Anglican

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    Welcome here
    What are you most interested in pursuing further study of?
     
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    Mainly looking to see what the Anglican Church believes and how it may differ from the evangelical church.
     
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    Welcome to the forums. :)
     
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    The Anglican church is both Evangelistic and catholic with a small 'c', catholic meaning part of the universal church of Christ on earth. It is also Apostolic, because its doctrine is true to the teaching of The Apostles as we find it recorded in the scriptures. It is both Catholic and Reformed, (reformed meaning having rejected teaching that conflicts with or cannot be confirmed as being Apostolic, as recorded in the canon of scripture or by Apostolic tradition). We base our praxis upon The Bible, Church Tradition dating from the age of the Apostles and early church fathers, and common sense. A three legged stool of stability and reason. The 39 Articles are a good place to start when considering our church's core beliefs.
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    Fr. Brench Active Member Anglican

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    At risk of sounding obnoxious, what do you (Justin) mean by "the evangelical church"? Evangelicalism is a very big tent, which overlaps greatly with the Anglican tradition, depending upon how you define it. As you explore the Anglican tradition, you'll need to identify your own - what denomination (or "association" that doesn't call itself a denomination) you're presently a part of, what its teachings actually are, and only then can you draw up the contrasts :)

    Feel free to poke around and ask all the "dumb" questions - people love answering them!
     
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