R0988-8 Manifesto Of Reformed Church Of England

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MANIFESTO OF REFORMED CHURCH OF ENGLAND

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We are Old-Fashioned, Evangelical and Protestant church people. We love the „old paths.” We are not schismatics; but as the Church of England once rejected Romish error and separated therefrom, so now we reject those same errors which are destroying the spiritual fabric of the Church of England.

Even at the risk of the charge of not „sticking to the ship,” we prefer to adhere to our principles—rather than be carried to Rome by a church which is rapidly losing her Protestant character.

We bear a relation to the Church of England similar to that which the Church of England bears to the Church of Rome. The reasons which the Church of England had for her separation from Rome three centuries ago, are our reasons for our separation from the Church of England to-day.

Our mission is to complete the work of the Reformation which was then so nobly begun.—Ref. Church of Eng. Record.

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— October, 1887 —