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Anglican view of communion

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Matt Black, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Matt Black

    Matt Black Active Member

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    A typical view can be found here, from a church website about 7 miles from where I live.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. billwald

    billwald New Member

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    Nice sermon. Agree 99%.

    >The early church was probably the only successful Socialist experiment!

    Is it not just as "socialist" when we send money and aid to people in Africa or wherever?
     
  3. Thinkingstuff

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    The early church couldn't have been that successful of a socialist experiment because you find Paul has to keep raising funds to support the church at Jerusalem. They gave everything away now they were all poor.
     
  4. Tom Butler

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    Actually, it's likely that the socialist experiment failed. After about the sixth chapter of Acts, we never hear about it again.
     
  5. Matt Black

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    I suspect that there were too many Ananias and Sapphira types!
     
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    FriendofSpurgeon Well-Known Member

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    Good article. It seems that the Anglican & Presby views on this are perhaps closer than I thought.

    PS -- Thanks for putting the distance in miles (km) as we have no idea what that means. Is that our particular church?
     
  7. Matt Black

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    I suppose there's a bit more of the Real Presence concept - but that's fairly typically Anglican. No, it's not my 'local' and is less evangelical than the Anglican church where my family and I worship, which is here and some three miles from where we live. There are Anglican churches closer to us, two of which are within walking distance: St John's and St Peter's , the latter of which dates from 681AD, but they're more 'Middle of the Road' (some here would probably call them 'liberal'), like St Peter's in Bishops Waltham to which I linked in the OP, than ours.
     
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