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The heir to the throne praised the worshippers from south London for ‚Äúbringing their church back to life‚ÄĚ after its congregation had dwindled to just 20, it had lost its vicar and its main building, hall and vicarage were due to be knocked down.
All Saints Church in Peckham fell into decline in the 1990s, but its fortunes were turned around by a new vicar and a group of female volunteers. It now has 500 regular worshippers and helps around 1,000 young people a year through community work.
The Prince praised the ‚Äúmarvellous, determined, battling ladies‚ÄĚ who had revived the congregation after meeting them on a visit to the Anglican church earlier this summer....
Well I affirm(believe) in "Only Scripture", "Only Christ", "Only Grace", "Only Faith" and "To God Be The Glory" because I received Christ as my Personal Savior. And you stated that if an individual believes in those five points above that they are a Christian. And yet you also have stated that I am not a Christian because I have not left the RCC.
John Yurich USA wrote: I really know what the Bible states
John; The Real Christian Church does not believe nor practice.....
"* The Roman Catholic Church believes that the Bible cannot be properly understood apart from the official interpretation of Rome (the Magisterium).
* The Roman Catholic Church teaches that we are justified by baptism and that justification must be supplemented and improved by works.
* The Roman Catholic Church teaches that the Lord's Supper is a re-offering of the sacrifice of Christ and that the bread and wine are actually changed into the body and blood of the Saviour.
* The Roman Catholic Church regards its ministers as priests. They re-offer the sacrifice of Christ at the Mass and act as mediators between God and the faithful, taking Christ‚Äôs role.
* The Roman Catholic Church teaches that after death the souls of departed believers who have not made sufficient satisfaction for their sins in their lifetime go to purgatory in order to do that prior to going to heaven. The living can affect how long the departed have to spend in purgatory by observing Mass, obtaining indulgences, and praying for them." (Rev Guy Davies)
John Yurich USA wrote: Well both actually. I really know what the Bible states and I am taking my cue from my RC teachings. The Bible in 1 Timothy states that a Bishop(Presbyter or minister) shall be the husband of one wife. So that prohibits women from being ordained to the clergy.
Just to play devil's advocate, it could be argued that this is an instruction to the church's then practice of only appointing men to the ministry, and no necessarily a prohibition to women entering the ministry.
Also does the verse not suggest that unmarried men should not be appointed to the ministry, contrary to the teachings of the RC church?
Really John wrote: Are you taking your cue from your RC teachings or do you really know where the Bible teaches this? Where exactly does it teach that John?
Well both actually. I really know what the Bible states and I am taking my cue from my RC teachings. The Bible in 1 Timothy states that a Bishop(Presbyter or minister) shall be the husband of one wife. So that prohibits women from being ordained to the clergy.
John Yurich USA wrote: Well since the Anglican Church ordains women to be priests then the Anglican Church is not being very scriptural because the Bible prohibits women from being ordained to the clergy.
Are you taking your cue from your RC teachings or do you really know where the Bible teaches this? Where exactly does it teach that John?
Anglicanism is a syncretic church: "The faith of Anglicans is founded in the scriptures, the traditions of the apostolic church, the apostolic succession ‚Äď "historic episcopate" and the early Church Fathers...." Anglicanism in other words another form Catholicism, and always has been. As for Charles,
James 2 19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.---NASB
Bregdon wrote: "The Prince, who is a practising Anglican, last appeared on Songs of Praise five years ago when he revealed a hitherto unappreciated talent for wooing seals by singing Scottish ballads at them" A practising what?? I thought Charlie was into "multifaith"?? Whatever that means? The story of this churches renewal sounds great - only problem is in their title "Anglican" Which as we all know practises the religion of Liberalism - not Christianity!!
I agree, thanks for the comment! Unfortunately the real church often accepts anything that is rich, famous, or influential!