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2. U.B. and EUB Confession of Faith
What the EUB Church believes and teaches is set forth in the “Confession and Articles of Faith”

on pages 1-44 of the Discipline of the Church. The following is a general summary of its beliefs:

God and the Holy Trinity. In the one true and living God, an eternal being, a Spirit without a
body, indivisible, of infinite power, wisdom and goodness; the Creator and Preserver of all things visible
and invisible. In this Godhead, there is a Trinity, of one substance and power, and co-eternal: namely the
Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ, the Son of God. In Jesus Christ; that he is very God and man; that he became
incarnate by the power of the Holy Spirit and was born of the virgin Mary; that he is the Savior and
Mediator of the whole human race, if they with full faith accept the grace proffered in Jesus; that this
Jesus suffered and died on the cross for us, was buried, rose again on the third day taking again his body,
ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God to intercede for us; and that he will come
again at the last day to judge the living and the dead.

The Holy Spirit. In the Holy Spirit; that he proceeds from the Father and the Son, as the true
and eternal God; that he is of one substance, majesty and glory with the Father and the Son; that he
convinces the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; that he comforts the faithful and guides
them into all truth.

The Holy Scriptures. That the Holy Bible, Old and New Testaments, is the Word of God; that
it contains the will of God so far as it is necessary for us to know for our salvation, and that it reveals to
us the only true way to our salvation; that every true Christian is bound to acknowledge and receive it by
the help of the Spirit of God as the only rule and guide in faith and practice.

Original Sin, Depravity, and Free Will. That original sin consists in that corruption of the
human nature in which every offspring of Adam appears in this world; a corruption whereby man is so
far fallen from original righteousness, that apart from the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, he is not only
entirely destitute of holiness, but is inclined to evil, and that continually; and except a man be born
again, he cannot see the kingdom of heaven; that he cannot turn to God by the mere powers of his own
nature; nor can he by his own natural strength, do any good works, pleasing and acceptable in the sight
of God, without the Grace of God.

Justification By Faith. That we are never counted righteous before God on account of our
works or merits, but that penitent sinners are justified before God by the merit of and through faith in
our Lord Jesus Christ.

Good Works. That although good works are the fruits of faith and follow justification by faith,
they have not the virtue to put away our sins, or to avert the judgment, or endure the severity of God’s

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