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Confession of Faith
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1. The Nature and Task of Confession

In confession, the Christian community (Congregation) gives its expression to God’s saving action and fellowship with Christ. It accepts God’s saving action, his Word and sacrament, and it confesses Jesus Christ as the only basis of faith. In him the community also confesses God’s comprehensive work as the Trinity. Through confession, faith in Jesus Christ takes a bin…

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Ulrich, Hans G., “Confession of Faith”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_C1102>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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