Statement adopted 1913 at Kansas City, Missouri, by the Nat. Council of Cong. Chs. Reaffirms democratic principles; confesses God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit; states that it is the miss. of the ch. to proclaim the Gospel and work for progress in knowledge, justice, peace, and brotherhood; asserts the freedom and responsibility of the individual soul and the right of private judgment; affirms autonomy of local chs.; holds to fellowship of chs. for counsel and cooperation in matters of common concern. See also United Church of Christ, I A 3.
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