What We Believe

Key points from the Jerusalem Declaration | FCA/GAFCON | June 2008

  • We rejoice in the gospel of God through which we have been saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. 
  • We proclaim and submit to the unique and universal Lordship of Jesus Christ. 
  • We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God written and to contain all things necessary for salvation. 
  • We uphold the four Ecumenical Councils and the three historic Creeds [and] the Thirty-nine Articles. 
  • We rejoice in our Anglican sacramental and liturgical heritage. 
  • We uphold the classic Anglican Ordinal as an authoritative standard of clerical orders. 
  • We gladly accept the Great Commission of the risen Lord. 
  • We are mindful of our responsibility to be good stewards of God's creation, uphold and advocate justice in society, and to seek relief and empowerment of the poor and needy. 
  • We are committed to the unity of all those who know and love Christ and to building authentic ecumenical relationships. 
  • We celebrate the God-given diversity among us...acknowledge freedom in secondary matters...[and] pledge to work together to seek the mind of Christ on issues that divide us. 

Brief Synopsis of why the Jerusalem Declaration is important to us as Anglicans.