D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The Puritan and the Anglican

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The Puritan emphasises the spirituality of worship; the Anglican emphasises the formal aspect of worship, and is more interested in the mechanics of worship. The Puritan is interested in fellowship, the Anglican is more individualistic. The gathered church is at the heart of the Puritan idea – the fellowship; the Anglican is more individualistic. Puritans believed also in the ferreting out of sin and a rigid church discipline; the Anglican tends to be content with an outward conformity.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, The Puritans:  Their Origins and Successors, p. 257 (as quoted  in H. Rondel Rumburg, William Bridge: The Puritan of the Congregational Way, p. 26)

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