The Christadelphians are a worldwide community of people who read the whole Bible and accept it all as the Word of God. They believe in the Old and New Testament promises concerning the Lord Jesus Christ and the future of the world. They are waiting
for the return of the Lord Jesus from heaven to set up God’s kingdom on this earth.
The name ‘Christadelphian’ comes from two Greek words that mean ‘Brothers in Christ’ (Colossians 1:2). It is a phrase taken from the New Testament, which was originally written in Greek.
Where do Christadelphians live?
There are Christadelphians in many parts of the world, for example in Britain and parts of Europe, many African countries, the Far East from India to Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, North and South America from Canada to Argentina, and in the islands of the Caribbean. The community includes people of many races and cultures.
What do Christadelphians believe?
Christadelphians base their faith on the things which were believed and taught by Jesus Christ and his apostles about 2,000 years ago.These things are summarised in the New Testament as ‘the things concerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ’.
This true message of Christianity has not changed throughout the centuries and there have always been groups of men and women who have believed true Bible teaching. Christadelphians keep to the truth of God’s Word by reading the whole Bible, not just their favourite passages. A reading plan helps them to read the whole of the Old Testament once each year and the New Testament twice.
The People we try to be
We all need God’s help, and we find it as we read the Bible every day. The Bible describes this as spiritual food and it is as important for our lives as our daily food. It is also very important to pray daily. Once a week we meet to eat a small piece of bread and drink a sip of wine to remind us of the death of Jesus. Christadelphians
are joyful people because they have a sure and practical faith, but they are very serious about the way they live. Jesus Christ is coming back to the earth very soon and we wish to be ready for his coming. This means leading clean and honest lives. It means
avoiding heavy drinking, gambling and other evil habits. It means having only one wife, and not having sex before or outside marriage. (We realise that some students reading this book may already have more than one wife, and this matter is discussed in
Chapter 33.) Christadelphians are law-abiding citizens of their country. They try to do well, but they do not take part in politics, nor do they fight or take people to court.
We want to share true Bible teaching, hope and joy with you.
Christadelphians sincerely believe that their faith represents the true Gospel as found in the whole of the Bible. We hope that you too will enjoy discovering the truth of God’s word and that it will bring you hope and joy in your life. May God bless you in your search for salvation.