In the early centuries of the church, there were several debates surrounding the baptism of heretics and its efficacy. A church council under Cyprian of Carthage on this topic stated in the 3rd century: Primus of Misgirpa said: I decide, that every man who comes to us from heresy must be baptized. For in vain … Continue reading Confirmation: One Lord, One Faith… One Baptism?
John Wycliffe on Confirmation
Alithia: Pray inform me in the next place about the third sacrament, which is generally named ConfirmationJohn Wcliffe. Trialogus. Book 4: Chapter 12. On Confirmation The Proto-Reformer John Wycliffe wrote about his beliefs in a number of different places but most comprehensive was in his work 'Trialogus'. In the 4th book he writes 30 chapters … Continue reading John Wycliffe on Confirmation
Superficiality or Sobriety
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.1 Peter 5:8 Over the last year I have been in the process of discernment for Priesthood within the Church of England. This is been an intense period of self-reflection for myself and an examination into … Continue reading Superficiality or Sobriety