Good Friday With the Anglicans

Earlier this evening, I spent Good Friday with the brothers and sisters of All Saints’ Church in Dale City.  They’re an Anglican congregation, one of the churches which seceded from the apostate Episcopal Church USA.  It’s refreshing to see them grow while maintaining biblical orthodoxy at the same time.  At the end of this year, they’ll be moving over to their new facility on the other side of town.

For the past several years, I’ve attended their services on Good Friday.  This will probably be the last time I do so since I’ll be moving out of the area.  I’ll miss it.  Even though I’m a Baptist, I strive to cross denominational lines in a spirit of charity and love.  So long as we can agree on issues of essential doctrine, there can be fellowship.  There will be no denominational distinctions in heaven.  I couldn’t help but crack a smile when the Anglican rector quoted Charles Spurgeon.

Tonight we celebrated and remembered one of those essential doctrines of the Christian faith–justification by faith alone.  We reflected upon the person and work of Christ, His substitutionary atonement, and especially our guilt…singing the old negro spiritual, “Were You There?”  It was a good time of worship and fellowship.  Let us take heed not to become sectarian and to be in communion with other orthodox Christians in different denominations.

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