Friday, January 25, 2008

#9: Historic Anglicanism affirms creation, society and the common good.

If you've just joined us, read the introductory posts HERE.

#9, without commentary -- (but feel free to comment):
"Ninth, in common with other churches of the Protestant Reformation, "historic" Anglicanism has affirmed laypersons, their role in marriage and the family, and their civic vocation within society. Thus "historic Anglicanism" affirms both creation and society. It is concerned with the common good, for the "welfare of the city," to use Jeremiah’s words. Its intercessions are directed to that end and in accord with 1 Tim 2:1:

('I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for all men, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may live a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way')."

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byron smith said...

For me, this was perhaps the single most refreshing part of joining an Anglican church.

Jenny Ihn said...

Byron.. me too!! though I'm catching up on this a bit late..!!

I didn't expect this at all.

J.I packer says.. humanistic anglicanism..!!