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Why Be Anglican? Part 1

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Date: November 5, 2018

Speaker: John Fonville

Series: Why Be Anglican?

Category: Anglicanism

Tags: evangelical, Ecclesiology, Anglican church, Reformed, Protestant, catholic, ACNA, Confessional, Anglicanism, GAFCON

This two-part message is my best and humble attempt to answer the question, “Why Be Anglican?” I outline thirteen distinctive features of the Anglican Church. These thirteen distinctive features constitute thirteen reasons for “Why be Anglican?” Anglicanism, as I understand it, is incased in these thirteen distinctive features.

My hope is that these distinctive features will help you to have a better understanding of Reformational Anglicanism. Moreover, I also hope to show why the Anglican Church is a proper place for me in order to be a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ.

In Part 1, I outline the first five distinctives, which form my basic point of reference to the question, Why Be Anglican? These first five distinctives form the basis for what the 16th century Reformers in England wanted the Anglican Church to be.


1. The Anglican Church is confessional.

2. The Anglican Church is Protestant.

3. The Anglican Church is evangelical.

4. The Anglican Church is catholic.

5. The Anglican Church is Reformed.