The Use of the Law in the Anglican Church

The historical Anglican Church is not antinomian. In line with the Reformed tradition it teaches that we are saved by grace and live out our new lives in obedience to God’s will as expressed in the law. For example, in the baptismal liturgy the candidate is asked:

“Will you keep God’s holy will and commandments, and walk in them all the days of your life?”

This will is expressly stated to be found in the decalogue, as stated in this passage of the catechism:

You stated earlier that your Godfathers and Godmothers promised on your behalf that you would keep God’s Commandments. Tell me, how many are there?Answer. There are ten and they are recorded in the twentieth chapter of the book, Exodus.



3 thoughts on “The Use of the Law in the Anglican Church”


    To be saved, you must believe in the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31).

    However, that’s not all. Sacred Scripture clearly shows other things you must also do to be saved:

    You must endure to the end. Matthew 10:22, Matthew 24:13, Mark 13:13.

    You must accept the Cross (suffering). Matthew 10:38, Matthew 16:24-25, Mark 8:34, Luke 9:23, Luke 14:27.

    You must be baptized with water. Mark 16:16, Titus 3:5, I Peter 3:20-21.

    You must be a member in God’s true church. Acts 2:47.

    You must confess your sins. James 5:16, I John 1:9.

    You must keep the Commandments of God. Matthew 5:19-20, Matthew 7:21.

    You must heed the words of St. Peter, the first Pope. Acts 11:13-14, Acts 15:7.

    You must eat the flesh and drink the blood of Jesus Christ. John 6:51-58, I Corinthians 10:16, I Corinthians 11:23-29.

    Our justification comes from the grace of God. Grace is favor, the free and undeserved help that God gives us to respond to His call to become children of God, adoptive sons, partakers of the divine nature and of eternal life. CCC 1996, John 1:12-18, John 17:3, Romans 8:14-17, 2 Peter 1:3-4.

    The only Church that meets all the requirements of Salvation is the Holy Catholic Church.

  2. Must you also bow to images in contradiction of the 2nd commandment, and must priests not marry in direct contradiction to Paul’s instruction to Timothy?

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