Allister in his 'Faith for Today' series in Cross†Way gives
a description of the Thirty-nine Articles and their relevence
for the Church today. See below for links to the relevent
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Cross†Way no. 64: Articles 1-5 -The character of God
Introduction to the
Thirty-nine Articles and an outline of Articles 1-5: Includes
the Holy Trinity and the distinctive characteristics of the Godhead.
Cross†Way no. 65: Articles 6-8 - Scripture & Truth
The sufficiency and
authority of Scripture and the importance of Creeds and Doctrinal
Cross†Way no. 66: Articles 9, 10, 11 and 18 - Sin and Salvation
Description of Actual
Sin, Original Sin and the Power of Sin and how God deals with
sin and brings salvation.
Cross†Way no. 68: Articles 12 - 16 - The Christian Life
Christ's humanity, sinlessness
and propitiation for sins resulting in our good works contributing
nothing to our salvation but salvation will result in good deeds.
Cross†Way no. 70: Article 17 - Predestination and Election
and electing love, his choice to save us, is the only possible
basis for salvation.
Cross†Way no. 71: Articles 28-31- Holy Communion
brief correction of the extreme Protestant misunderstanding, but
most of these Articles deal with the dreadful heresies current
in the Roman church in the 16th Century (and sadly still today).
These Articles also deal with the real meaning of the Lord's Supper
and the spiritual blessings to be received from it.
Cross†Way no. 72: Articles 19-22 - What is the Church?
Church is not a building but a group of believing Christians.
These articles also describe the role of denomination and the
Church's authority and its relationship with the bible.
Cross†Way no. 73: Articles 33-36 - Organising the Church
Christ's Church needs
to be organised. Freedom and order, love and submission are to
exist side by side. Therefore discipline, forms of worship and
teaching are all vital for effective church organisation.
Cross†Way no. 76: Articles 37-39 - Living in the World
Government is from God
for the good of mankind and is therefore to be submitted to by
Christians and the Church.
Cross†Way no. 78: Articles 25, 27 - Baptism
Baptism although does
not bring salvation (as the Roman Church teaches) but neither
is it deviod of any spiritual benefit to those who receive it
rightly. These Articles outline the true meaning of baptism.
Cross†Way no. 79: Articles 23, 24, 26, 32 - The Christian
Ministry. Deals with issues such
as who can minister, how to receive ministry,and the importance
of the bible in the ministry of the Church.
Cross†Way no. 81: Articles for Today (Part 1)
Roger Beckwith suggests
some supplementary Articles to the 39 Articles with specific relevance
for today. (Taken from his book 'The Thirty-Nine Articles - Their
Place and Use Today' by J I Packer and
R T Beckwith).
Cross†Way no. 82: Articles for Today (Part 2)
Includes the issue of
the ministry of women in the church.