Universalist Statements of Faith

The Winchester Profession of 1803

We believe that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments contain a revelation of the character of God, and of the duty, interest and final destination, of mankind.

We believe there is one God, whose nature is love; revealed in one Lord Jesus Christ, by one Holy Spirit of Grace, who will finally restore the whole family of mankind to holiness and happiness.

We believe that holiness and true happiness are inseparably connected; and that believers ought to maintain order, and practice good works, for these things are good and profitable unto men.

We believe that God, as the moral governor of the universe, will bestow righteous and equitable rewards and punishments upon all mankind according to their several characters or deserts; but that all punishment will be remedial, and consequently limited.

The Five Principles of Faith (1899)

1. The Universal Fatherhood of God
2. The spiritual authority and leadership
of His Son Jesus Christ
3. The trustworthiness of the Bible as
containing a revelation from God
4. The certainty of just retribution for sin
5. The final harmony of all souls with God

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