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THE LARGER FAITH

BY JOHN COLEMAN ADAMS, D.D.

BOSTON
UNIVERSALIST PUBLISHING HOUSE

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Introduction

NUMBER of years ago, that venerable

Universalist, Dr. G. L. Demarest, prepared a series of questions and answers designed to give to young people and to inquirers a brief outline of the Universalist faith. He called it A Universalist Catechism,and arranged it to cover a year's time. The catechism was subsequently revised by various hands, and in 1905 the writer was invited to prepare, in connection with it, a series of brief expositions of the several subjects suggested by the questions and answers. Originally appearing in the Sunday School Helper,they were deemed worthy of a more permanent form, and are now presented as a series of brief studies in the larger faith which, it is hoped, may be serviceable for those who desire a hint of the reasons and the reasoning which form the rational basis of the belief in the final and absolute triumph of good over evil.

JOHN COLEMAN ADAMS. Hartford, 1907.

The Winchester Profession

ARTICLE I. 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.

ARTICLE II. We believe that 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. ARTICLE III. We believe that holiness and true happiness

are inseparably con and that believers ought be careful to maintain order and practice good works; for these things are good and profitable unto men.

The five principles of the

Universalist Faith

I. The Universal Fatherhood of God.
II. The spiritual authority and leadership of His Son Jesus

Christ.

III. The trustworthiness of the Bible as containing a reve.

lation from God.

IV. The certainty of just retribution for sin.

V. The final harmony of all souls with God.

THE LARGER FAITH

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