The Anglican Church Exposed
by David J. Stewart
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Their own Official Anglican Statement of Faith condemns them! According to the 39 Articles of Religion of the Anglican Church of Canada from The Book of Common Prayer, 1959, pg. 698-714...
XXVII. Of Baptism.
Baptism is not only a sign of profession, and mark of difference, whereby Christian men are discerned from others that be not christened, but it is also a sign of Regeneration or new Birth, whereby, as by an instrument, they that receive Baptism rightly are grafted into the Church: the promises of forgiveness of sin, and of our adoption to be the sons of God by the Holy Ghost, are visibly signed and sealed; Faith is confirmed, and Grace increased by virtue of prayer unto God. The Baptism of young Children is in any wise to be retained in the Church, as most agreeable with the institution of Christ." (The 39 Articles of Religion of the Anglican Church of Canada from The Book of Common Prayer, 1959, pg. 698-714).
Heresy! Damnable heresy! They state above, "...they that receive Baptism rightly are grafted into the Church: the promises of forgiveness of sin..." There is NOT one verse in the entire Bible that requires a person to be baptized to have their sins forgiven. When Jesus said to the man sick of palsy in Mark 2:5, "Son, thy sins be forgiven thee," He didn't tell the man to get baptized. Jesus forgave and healed that sick man on the spot, without baptism! How foolish are those unscrupulous Bible teachers who fail to study the Word of God, to understand it's true meaning. Many people fail to understand Acts 2:38. If you'd like to know much more about Biblical baptism, then I highly recommend A BIBLICAL EXAMINATION OF BAPTISM, by Pastor Max D. Younce, Th.D.
Baptismal regeneration is of the Devil, i.e., the heresy that a person must be baptized to go to Heaven. Here is another helpful article, that I think really makes an excellent point concerning baptism. It is so simple folks. No one in the Old Testament was ever required to be baptized; but rather, we read in Genesis 15:6 that Abraham "believed God" and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Romans 4:5 plainly states, "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." What is there not to understand? Listen my friend, you'd better forget, and forsake, the 39 articles of the Anglican faith, and rather obey the Word of God!
In fact, there is a Scripture which tells us exactly that in Romans 3:4, "God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar..." Men are liars, who tell you that you must be baptized in order to be saved. The entire purpose of 1st John being written, according to 1st John 5:13, was so that we could KNOW that we have eternal life ... "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life..." Carefully notice--NO MENTION is ever made of being baptized. In fact, the words "baptize," "baptism," or "baptized" is NOT mentioned in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd John. If baptism were necessary for salvation, surely the Apostle John would have mentioned it.
Just as the heretic Martin Luther, the Anglican Church teaches and rests upon the damnable demonic doctrine of baptismal regeneration. When Jesus witnessed the Gospel to Nicodemus in John Chapter 3, He never mentioned baptism. When Jesus witnessed the Gospel to the Samaritan woman, at the well, in John Chapter 4, He never mentioned baptism. In Acts 16, when a Roman prison-guard fell at Paul's feet and asked, "What must I do to be saved," Paul responded ... "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house."
Again, no mention was made of being baptized. How ridiculous is the notion, that God would deny someone access into Heaven, simply because they failed to perform some self-righteousness religious act. Salvation is of the heart, not by religious ceremonialism. Only by believing upon Jesus Christ, because of the precious blood which He shed for us, can we be saved. Jesus said He is the Door into Heaven (John 10:9). Salvation is as simple as walking through a Door, and that Door is Jesus. Simply trust Him now, to forgive all your sins, believing upon Him as your personal Savior.
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