Collect of the Day
O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
A Facebook friend, Joao Luis Canha, shared this link in our Reformed Anglicans for Scripturalism group: Alister McGrath on Anglo-Catholicism. It is my view that the Anglo-Catholic movement was nothing more than a not so subtle attempt to reverse the English Reformation and take the Engish church back in a Rome-ward direction. It is a false religion for the same reasons that Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism are false religions. Any church that makes tradition an equal revelation to that which is preserved in the plenary-verbally inspired Scriptures is prone to deny key biblical doctrines like justification by faith alone. And that is precisely why these three "traditions" flatly deny all five of the solas of the Protestant Reformation in general: Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Solus Christus, and Soli Gloria Deo.