What do we believe?

The name “Christadelphians” means “brothers and sisters in Christ”.  Our community believes the teachings contained in the Bible and our practices reflect those of the first century Christians.  The Christadelphians meet in approximately 120 countries around the world and have done so for almost 150 years.

The Bible 

We believe that the Bible is God’s only revealed message to mankind, given to bring individuals to faith in God and His Son. It is our only authority. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Peter 1:10-12, 2 Peter 1:20-21; Acts 17:11; Ephesians 2:20; Romans 16:26) 

There is only one eternal, immortal God. Jesus Christ is his only begotten son, and the Holy Spirit is his power.  (Deuteronomy 6:4; Luke 1:35; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Timothy 1:17, 2:5, 6:16) 

Man is mortal and a sinner before God. His whole being is prone to sin and the punishment for sin is death – the end of all life and consciousness.   (Jeremiah 17:9; Mark 7:21-23; Romans 3:23; James 1:13-15; Romans 6:23; Ecclesiastes 9:5,10; Psalm 115:17, 146:4) 

The only hope of life after death is the resurrection of the body and everlasting life in God’s kingdom on earth. (Psalms 49:12-20; John 11:25-26; Acts 24:15; Romans 8:22-39; 1 Corinthians 15:12; Revelation 5:10, 20:4) 

In his love, God sent his son, the man Jesus, into the world to save men from their sins. Those who believe in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life.   (Matthew 1:20-21, 3:17; Luke 1:35; John 3:16).  This message of salvation was given to Abraham and David in Old Testament times by way of ‘promises’. These promises are fulfilled in Jesus Christ.   (Acts 13:32; Genesis 13:14-17, 22:15-18; 2 Samuel 7:12,16; Luke 1:31-33; Galatians 3:6-9,16,26-29) 

Jesus’ Sacrifice and Elevation

Jesus was the only man to be sinless. He died to show God’s righteousness and to save sinners. God raised Him from the dead, gave Him immortality, granted Him all authority in heaven and on earth, and set Him as the mediator between God and man. (Romans 3:21-26; Ephesians 1:19-23; 1 Timothy 1:15, 2:5-6; Hebrews 4:14-16) 

The Return of Jesus 
Jesus will return to the earth soon.  He will raise many of the dead, judge them with the living, and give to the faithful everlasting life in the kingdom of God.  (Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:31-34; Luke 21:20-32; John 5:28-29; Acts 1:11; 2 Tim 4:1; Revelation 22:12) 

The Kingdom of God 
The Kingdom of God will be established on earth. Jesus will be king in Jerusalem; his rule will be worldwide and his government will bring eternal righteousness and peace.  (Psalms 72; Isaiah 2:2-4, 9:6-7, 11:1-9, 61:1-11; Jeremiah 3:17; Daniel 2:44, 7:14,27; Acts 3:21) 

The Way of Salvation 
The way to enter the kingdom of God is by faith. This involves belief in the Bible and obedience to its requirements that men and women confess their sins, repent, be baptised and follow Jesus faithfully. We try to rely fully upon God and develop a faith which is active in prayer and good works. At the same time, however, we recognise that salvation is by God’s grace.   (Ephesians 2:8; Matthew 16:24-27; Mark 16:16; John 3:3-5; Acts 2:37-38, 4:12; 2 Timothy 3:15; Hebrews 11:6).