Micah 6:8 What does the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to
love kindness, and to walk humbly with thy God.
What do Anglicans believe?
We advocate and defend the ancient doctrine, ethics and morality that agree with the original teachings of Jesus Christ. We encourage personal piety, pastoral devotion, missionary zeal, and recovery of the beauty of worship.
We believe and confess Jesus Christ to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no one comes to the Father but by Him. Therefore, the Anglican Church in North America identifies the following seven elements as characteristic of the Anglican Way, and essential for membership:
1. We confess the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired Word of God, containing all things necessary for salvation, and to be the final authority, infallible and unchangeable standard for Christian faith and life.
2. We confess Baptism and the Supper of the Lord to be Sacraments ordained by Christ Himself in the Gospel, and thus to be ministered with unfailing use of His words of institution and of the elements ordained by Him.
3. We confess the historic Episcopate as an inherent part of the apostolic faith and practice, and as integral to the fullness and unity of the Body of Christ.
4. We confess as proved by most certain warrants of Holy Scripture the historic faith of the undivided church as declared in the Catholic Creeds: the Apostles', and the Nicene.
5. Concerning the seven Councils of the undivided Church, we affirm the teaching of the first four Councils and the Christological clarifications of the fifth, sixth and seventh Councils, in so far as they are agreeable to the Holy Scriptures.
6. We receive The Book of Common Prayer as set forth by the Church of England in 1662, and as ratified by the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States of America in 1789, together with the Ordinal attached to the same, as a standard for Anglican doctrine and discipline, and, with the Books which preceded it, as the standard for the Anglican tradition of worship.
7. We receive the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion of 1571, taken in their literal and grammatical sense, as expressing the Anglican response to certain doctrinal issues controverted at that time, and as expressing the fundamental principles of authentic Anglican belief.
8. We affirm and confess that marriage is between one man and one woman.
9. We affirm that how we behave in thought, word, and deed effects our personal relationship with God.
HISTORY: What IS Anglicanism? Where did it come from?
It is neither Roman Catholic nor your typical Protestant denomination.