Unsurprisingly, this is a commonly asked question.
Christadelphian means a brother or relative of Christ, and is taken from the original Greek words used in Colossians chapter 1, where the Apostle Paul addresses Christian believers as “brethren in Christ”. We believe that the teachings of Jesus Christ and the apostles of the 1st century have revived, relatively recently, and adopted by the Christadelphian community. Our core belief is that God has a purpose with the earth and the human race, that he created, and this purpose involves the return of his son Jesus Christ, to establish a world-wide kingdom on earth.
The golden thread woven through the Bible, sometimes called “the Gospel”, is the good news about the saving work of Jesus Christ and this “kingdom of God” that was preached by Jesus, the Apostles and many prophets before them in Old Testament times. We believe that this is the best news you will hear and that it is supported by a sensible and holistic view of the whole Bible, both old and new testaments. Because we have not had any other special revelation from God, but accept His message to us as contained in the Bible, we believe that a careful and honest reading of the Bible will provide you with the same view as ourselves.
Christadelphians are organised into local groups called “ecclesias” (based on the Greek word translated “church” in the New Testament) who have autonomous responsibility for their own activities and structure. As such there is not any central governing body, so whilst there will often be similarities in what is done in these groups, and how they are organised, each “ecclesia” has their own organising committees to promote preaching and community outreach, personal and group bible study and worship. Christadelphian gatherings are found in many regions around the world including England, Europe, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.
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