Exploring the Beliefs of the early church at Blessed Trinity Church
Blessed Trinity Church is a believing community dedicated to following Jesus and loving one another. Our roots are in the early church which came to the British Isles in the first century. This early church faith and practice is foundational for our Church today here just east of San Diego. Join us as we grow in faith and serve our community.
We meet in-person and online at 10 AM SUNDAYS @ 239 E MAIN ST, El Cajon (inside the So Cal American Indian Resource Learning Center. Online on YouTube: Blessed Trinity Church. A Zoom link is available on request (email request).
The Church -
On behalf of others
On behalf of others, Jesus comes, not to be served, but to serve, to give his life that you might given new life, overcoming death so you might know him now and always. On behalf of others, Jesus lived, died, and rose again. Blessed Trinity Church invites you to walk with us in the way of Jesus, to learn the Goodness of God, and to live your life On behalf of others.
Our 5 Biblical Purposes
YOU shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets. [Summary of the Law, Matthew 22.37-40 ESV]
GO therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. [Matthew 28.19-20 ESV]
Walking in Love
We are walking in fellowship together in the way of Jesus, participating in the divine purposes of God who is love and made known in the Word of God in Holy Scripture, in the Apostles' teaching and fellowship, the breaking of bread, and the prayers.
We are a work in progress, seeking God's healing and grace to bring us to be women and men made in God's image.
Ancient Faith for Today
In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
[Alpine Anglican] Church of the Blessed Trinity (referred to in these Bylaws as “the Church”) has been incorporated as a non-profit religious corporation under the laws of the State of California, affording the temporal rights and privileges and imposing upon it the duties and obligations of an independent corporation.
The Church affirms the proclamation in Word and Sacrament, the Evangelical and Catholic Faith of Jesus Christ, embodied in its Statement of Faith. Our Statement of Faith binds the principle, purpose, and mission of the Church.
Our Statement of Faith
Reflecting faithful Christian life in Anglicanism
Throughout the history of the Christian Church, the unity and substance of the Gospel have come under powerful cultural, philosophical, and religious attack. At such times, it has been necessary to confess clearly, unequivocally, and publicly "the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints". (Jude 3)
WE THEREFORE CONFESS AND REAFFIRM:
The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God, and to contain all things necessary to salvation. Interpreted within the Tradition of the Christian Church, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Scriptures in their entirety, are the reliable, trustworthy, and canonical witness of God’s full self-revelation in Jesus Christ, and are our rule and decisive authority in matters of faith and morals.
The Nicene Creed to be the sufficient statement of the Christian Faith. It cannot be altered, minimized, or denied by any local authority or baptized Christian without grave error or heresy.
The Apostolic Orders of Bishop, Priest, and Deacon bestowed upon men, according to the intention and example of Christ in choosing the twelve Apostles and followed in the universal practice of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.
The Sacrament of Marriage to be a life long union between husband and wife, one male and one female, as established by God in creation.
The Holy Sacraments are promised and certain means of grace given by Christ, and are embodied in Catholic traditions and practices which have stood the test of time.
The Unity of the Church for which Our Lord prayed on the night before he died. We are bound to repudiate any action and teaching that willfully places an erroneous and insurmountable theological or moral obstacle in the way of reconciliation and full visible unity within and between Anglican, Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches.
The moral commandments and instruction of the Old and New Testaments to be the express, revealed will of God for all people. Their purpose is the protection of life by fostering virtue. And because it is essential to the health of both the soul and society, sexual morality has been unambiguously set forth in the Scriptures and the teaching of the Church: inside marriage, fidelity; outside marriage, chastity.The purpose of God’s self-revelation in the Law, the Prophets, and finally in Jesus Christ, is the salvation of the world from sin. All are called to respond in faith, hope, good works, and holiness of life. However, "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23), so it is incumbent upon all to confess their sin and accept divine forgiveness.
Statement of Faith
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