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1 Anglican History, Part II St. Francis’ Episcopal Church October 10, 2010

2 Comparison of Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Anglican Beliefs IssueRoman Catholic LutherAnglicanReformed (UCC, DOC, Congr. Free church (Mennonite, Amish, Brethren SalvationNeed for good works. Spiritual treadmill. Penance, prayer. Justification by grace through faith alone. Occurs during life – realized eschatology. Same as Luther’s position – justification by grace through faith. Good works help. Predestined. Grace is irresistible. Need for good works.

3 Comparison of Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Anglican Beliefs IssueRoman Catholic LutherAnglicanReformed (UCC, DOC, Congr. Free church (Mennonite, Amish, Brethren EcclesiologyAuthority rests in the church. Ordination requires apostolic succession Authority rests in Scripture alone (sola Scriptura). Church is voice of God’s saving grace. Ordination is apostolic but derived from all the baptized proclaiming the Gospel. Scripture and tradition. Ordination is apostolic authority, not succession. Sola Scriptura. Ordination is from the community, Holy Spirit- driven. Authority rests in community, not state (withdrawal). Holy Spirit drives church. Lay led. Egalitarian. Anti-clerical, anti- magisterium; “brethren.”

4 Comparison of Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Anglican Beliefs IssueRoman Catholic LutherAnglicanReformed (UCC, DOC, Congr. Free church (Mennonite, Amish, Brethren Free willLimits to free will. Free will – we choose to respond to grace or not. God keeps calling us. Free willPredestination, irresistible grace. Free will supported by community of faithful.

5 Comparison of Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Anglican Beliefs IssueRoman Catholic LutherAnglicanReformed (UCC, DOC, Congr. Free church (Mennonite, Amish, Brethren Use of Scripture Ignorance of Scripture in middle ages. Bible in Latin. Adiaphora. Bible in vernacular. Regulative use of Scripture. Bible in vernacular.

6 Comparison of Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Anglican Beliefs IssueRoman Catholic LutherAnglicanReformed (UCC, DOC, Congr. Free church (Mennonite, Amish, Brethren Presence of Christ in Holy Eucharist Trans- substan- tiation Con- substan- tiation. Real presence. Same as Luther’s – real presence. No real presence. Memorial, not means of grace.

7 Comparison of Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Anglican Beliefs IssueRoman Catholic LutherAnglicanReformed (UCC, DOC, Congr. Free church (Mennonite, Amish, Brethren TrajectoryTraditionPushing Christ. Plain reading of Scripture. Via media. We disagree with TULIP on every count. Scripture, tradition, reason – Synod of Dort. Total depravity Unconditional election Limited atonement Irresistible grace Perseverence of saints Pacifist, no oaths, no tithes.

8 Comparison of Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Anglican Beliefs IssueRoman Catholic LutherAnglicanReformed (UCC, DOC, Congr. Free church (Mennonite, Amish, Brethren WorshipAssent to truths. The beauty of holiness – vestments, icons, etc. Altar is focus. Liturgical. Trust in God. Drive home Christ with the 2 marks of the church: - Word (sermon) - Sacraments Pulpit, altar, font. “Christ is king, Scripture is queen.” Liturgical. Pulpit, altar, font. Liturgical. Simplicity. No garb, stained glass, etc. Word (pulpit) is focus. Teaching and preaching important. Not liturgical. Literally underground. Word (pulpit) is focus. Not liturgical.

9 Comparison of Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Anglican Beliefs IssueRoman Catholic LutherAnglicanReformed (UCC, DOC, Congr. Free church (Mennonite, Amish, Brethren Sacraments Don’t baptize infants; not Biblical. Holy Eucharist 4 times/year.


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