Anglicans of Second Life seek to uphold the Anglican ecumenical principles that are clearly set out in the Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral 1888, specifically:
- The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as “containing all things necessary to salvation” and as being the rule and ultimate standard of faith.
- The Apostles’ Creed, as the Baptismal Symbol; and the Nicene Creed, as the sufficient statement of the Christian faith. These are available to review by clicking here.
- The two Sacraments ordained by Christ Himself (the ‘Dominical’ sacraments) – Baptism and the Supper of the Lord (Holy Communion) – ministered with unfailing use of Christ’s words of Institution, and of the elements ordained by Him.
With the tensions facing us in the church and in the world today we should rejoice in God’s call to us, both in our diversity and in our common life, to remember our primary responsibility ‘together to make Christ visible’ in word and deed. Central to our Anglican calling are what we call the ‘five marks of mission’ which define our calling:
- To proclaim the good news of the Kingdom
- To teach, baptise, and nurture new believers
- To respond to human need by loving service
- To seek to transform unjust structures of society
- To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and to sustain the life of the earth.