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Friday, July 19, 2013

American Anglicans (ACNA/REC) Affirm Transubstantiation

At H/T to Mr. (rev.) George Conger.  American Anglican (ACNA and REC) clerics now affirm "transubstantiation," inter alia.  H/T to Mr. Robin Jordan in an article below Mr. Conger's.  Of note is Mr. (bp.) Sutton of the REC.  See our questions that remain unanswered at:

FIF-NA - Jul 18, 2013, Statement of Belief
by George Conger

Hudson Barton has wisely noted the following, in contravention of these (ACNA and REC) Tractarians:

"Anglican doctrine speaks of apprehending by faith (alone) Christ's real bodily presence in heaven, where He is ascended and seated on the Throne and from whence He will come again to judge. There is no a `substantial (bodily) presence (of Christ) under the species of bread and wine' on the Table, in the hand and between the lips where it is apprehended by the natural senses."

An important article is posted at:
By Robin G. Jordan

Mr. Keith Ackerman,
Anglican Church of
North America/Former
Head of Confraternity
of the Blessed Sacrament
At its July 17-19 2013 meeting the Assembly of Forward in Faith North America adopted a new faith statement that places FIFNA at odds with historic Anglicanism, the classic Anglican formularies, and the Jerusalem Declaration. In its new Declaration of Common Faith and Purpose FIFNA affirms the doctrine of Transubstantiation — the true, real, and substantial presence of Christ under the species of the bread and wine; the teaching of the first seven Councils of the undivided Church; and seven (not two) sacraments. This statement departs significantly from the more moderate language of the FIFNA’s previous Declaration of Common Faith and Purpose. Historic Anglicanism rejects the doctrine of Transubstantiation and recognizes only the teachings of the first five ecumenical Councils and only two sacraments—Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. What is worth noting is that the FIFNA Assembly took this action in advance of GAFCON II, which is set for October of this year.

(L) Mr. Robert Duncan
(R) Mr. Jack Iker
Mr. Ray Sutton,
Reformed Episcopal
Anglican Church of
North America
FIFNA President Keith Ackerman has in the recent past called for FIFNA to spearhead a “new Oxford Movement.” FIFNA represents an Anglo-Catholic element in North America, which not only seeks to make the Anglican Church in North America more “Catholic” but also seeks to export its beliefs and practices to the Global South and influence the direction of global Anglicanism. Among the members of the FIFNA Council are ACNA Diocese of Fort Worth Bishop Jack Iker and REC Diocese of Mid-America Bishop Coadjutor Ray Sutton.

One is prompted to openly wonder what is happening in FIFNA and the Anglican Church in North America to embolden the FIFNA Assembly to take this step.

Posted by Robin G. Jordan at 8:16 AM

1 comment:

R.M. Bruton said... Now let all the presumed Evangelicals in the ACNA and elsewhere in GAFCON wake-up and smell the incense. There can be no mistaking what these people are, simply put, Roman Catholics without the Pope!

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