I'm a non-denominational Christian who visits whatever Church happens to be close when I'm travelling. I was visiting an Anglican church today, and the reverend gave a sermon from Old testament.
She mentioned that:
- God has been slowly revealing his plans, and there are several things we know that folks in OT times didn't.
- They didn't have any concept of after death life, making their sacrifices for faith of even greater value than ours who know they'll go to heaven. There are OT verses that suggest no life after death.
I was taken by surprise at this as I always thought that the the prophets of Old Testament always had full revelation and understanding perhaps even greater than ours, since they had direct contact with God and had information from extra books that we no longer have (the Book of Jasher, etc.).
- Is this the official theology of the Anglican Church, or just that reverend's own view?
- If it is official Anglican theology, what is their Scriptural basis for it?