UBF Doctrine

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On the public websites, UBF chapters almost always display the standard Westminster 11 point statement of faith. They do this to appear normal to the mainstream Christian community and to bolster their claim to be a mainline evangelical church. While it is true that Sarah Barry and Chang-Woo (Samuel) Lee were associated with the Presbyterian church in the 1950's, they broke all ties with the mainline church in 1961 when they founded the UBF group. UBF is in no way associated with any of the seven major Protestant denominations or with the Catholic church. UBF is, in effect, its own new denomination with a curious new religion called UBFism.

Therefore, the doctrine of UBF is difficult to discern. While attempting to document the group's doctrine, some have exclaimed, "Identifying UBF doctrine is like nailing jelly to a wall!". After nearly 30 years of examining the group's teaching, as well as having taken three seminary level classes, I believe I can begin to capture the actual doctrines of UBF. I believe that every religious group will have flawed doctrine to a point, for who has all the answers? Such doctrine is important to understand however, not in order to point out flaws, but in order to interact more successfully with the group members. We can however point out clearly that UBF does not have doctrine that lines up with mainline Christianity. So while UBF leaders claim to have standard Christian doctrine, their claim falls apart when their doctrine is examined. In short, UBF has created their own doctrine.