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We Believe

Key points from the Jerusalem Declaration | FCA/GAFCON | June 2008

  • We rejoice in the gospel of God through which we have been saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
  • We proclaim and submit to the unique and universal Lordship of Jesus Christ.
  • We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God written and to contain all things necessary for salvation. We uphold the four Ecumenical Councils and the three historic Creeds [and] the Thirty-nine Articles.
  • We rejoice in our Anglican sacramental and liturgical heritage.
  • We uphold the classic Anglican Ordinal as an authoritative standard of clerical orders.
  • We gladly accept the Great Commission of the risen Lord.
  • We are mindful of our responsibility to be good stewards of God's creation, uphold and advocate justice in society, and to seek relief and empowerment of the poor and needy.
  • We are committed to the unity of all those who know and love Christ and to building authentic ecumenical relationships.
  • We celebrate the God-given diversity among us...acknowledge freedom in secondary matters...[and] pledge to work together to seek the mind of Christ on issues that divide us.
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