A statement devised by The Evangelical United Brethren Church. At the time of the union in 1968 with The Methodist Church, the Confession of Faith was included as one of the historic doctrinal statements of The United Methodist Church. Like the Articles of Religion and the General Rules of the former Methodist Church, the Confession of Faith is protected by the Restrictive Rules of the Constitution. This means that these doctrinal standards may not be changed by the General Conference.
Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by permission.