Do you catch the not-so-subtle move from God-as-creator, and towards modernism generally?
Continued from A Universalist Catechism, part one
What kind of being is man?
Man is a child of God, the highest type this world has produced. His body is material and mortal. His soul is spiritual and immortal.
What is man's part in the world?
To work with God to realize His purpose.
Why did God give man a part in His purpose?
Because He wished to share with His chidren His blessedness and glory.
How are men related to one another?
All men are brothers.
What is man's highest duty?
Love to God and man.
What does this duty include?
Reverence to God and obedience to His will, justice to all men, and generally to the less fortunate.
How may God's will be known?
It is revealed in the orderly course of the universe, in our own souls, in all good men and women, and in the Bible, especially its record of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
What was the mission of Jesus Christ?
To save the world from sin.
How does Christ save from sin?
By revealing God and His love; by teaching the evil of sin and the suffering that follows it; by showing the kind of life men may and ought to live.
How are men to regard Christ?
He is their leader. It is their duty to follow him. He is their authority in conduct. They ought to make their lives like his.