“Holy Scripture contains all things necessary for salvation.” This means that there is enough information in the scriptures to tell us the truth about the Christian faith, Christian behaviour, and how to be saved. All our theology must be based on the scriptures. This is one reason why Anglicans think the scriptures are so important, and why we make sure that the sermon is about passages and ideas from the Bible.

The Article states the Anglican position over against both the Council of Trent (which gave equal authority to the traditions handed down in the Catholic Church), and some of the extreme Protestants who gave too much authority to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers.

The books of the Old Testament Apocrypha were listed as part of the Canon by the (Roman Catholic) Council of Trent, but the Anglican church does not use those books as the basis for doctrine. See more here.