Declarations of Assent

Some people debating on Fulcrum don't seem to get the point (on several threads) that the Church of England does NOT require assent to every credal statement, the Articles and other formularies for its ministers, and that, actually, The Episcopal Church is more demanding! I reproduce my evidence.

The TEC Anglican individual says, specifically: and I solemnly declare that I do believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God, and to contain all things necessary to salvation

So, the individual says that the two Testaments are the Word of God. The C of E Anglican does not. He or she is asked whether the loyalty to the inheritance is to be the person's inspiration and guidance. And he or she does so affirm. So there is no such declaration about the Testaments, and none about the creeds or articles. It is inspiration and guidance from loyalty to the inheritance of faith, the faith that is revealed. [Some of my Unitarian friends might take note about this!]

In the declaration you are about to make, will you affirm your loyalty to this inheritance of faith as your inspiration and guidance under God in bringing the grace and truth of Christ to this generation and making Him known to those in your care?

Declaration of Assent

I, A B, do so affirm, and accordingly declare my belief in the faith which is revealed in the Holy Scriptures and set forth in the catholic creeds and to which the historic formularies of the Church of England bear witness..