Anglican Catechism in Outline (ACIO) : A Common Home Between Us

The Final Report of the Global South Anglican Theological Formation and Education Task Force presented to the Global South Primates Steering Committee on the Feast of Barnabas the Apostle, 11 June 2008.

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  1. Alice C. Linsley Says:

    I read this and found it to be an excellent outline of the key points whereby Christians are made and steeped in the Anglican Tradition. I’d like to make a few observations.

    Walls reference to St. Paul’s understanding (Ephesians) of 2 separate entities becoming one is a kingdom reference. This means that it is intended to paint a picture of how in Christ those who died before His appearing and those who die in the dispensation of the Church are made one Body. In Christ God works out salvation in both places/times. The Christological implications are evident in St. Paul’s writings: All things are made through HIM, sustained through HIM and held together as one reality (the Pleroma) in HIM. To Christ, the bridegroom is given the Kingdom. The Kingdom includes the Church (as wife) and those who put their hope in Christ’s appearing but died before He was revealed (as wife).

    That this is authentic is evidenced by the antiquity of the pattern of rulers having 2 wives among Abraham’s people. A pattern St. Paul was aware of. Without 2 wives, there could be no kingdom. I refer you to these essays:

    This document’s insistance on the historic role of Scripture and the biblical teachings of the Church Fathers, will restore some of the broken fences. The Fathers don’t agree on every point of Scripture, but they establish the boundaries of legitimate interpretation, boundaries which Modernists, heretics and apostates have crossed.

    Finally, emphasis on the necessity of repentance is upheld in this document. The Desert Fathers have much to offer in the understanding of how this is to be expressed. We can be sure that someone is repentant only when we see evidence of a truly broken heart, a heart grieved by unrepentant sin, and the sign of that is tears.