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Beliefs



Sacred Narratives

The Anglican approach to the Christian sacred narrative is distinctive in its doctrinal diversity, its theological method (scripture, tradition, reason), and its focus on the Church's visible unity.

Ultimate Reality and Divine Beings

There is one God in a unity of three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Son became incarnate, Jesus Christ, for the salvation of humankind. Good and fallen angels also exist.

Human Nature and the Purpose of Existence

The purpose of human existence is to love and serve God. Original humanity did this naturally, but fallen humanity cannot, except (incompletely in this life) by grace through faith.

Suffering and the Problem of Evil

God is all-powerful and all-good, and did not create evil. God granted freedom of choice to angels and humans, and evil entered creation through the rebellious use of that freedom.

Afterlife and Salvation

Salvation is given by God's grace and received through faith in Christ. At judgment day all people will be resurrected bodily, the faithful to eternal life, the unfaithful to eternal death.