Christadelphian Beliefs

16. Holy Spirit Gifts were for specific purposes
On a few occasions God gave special abilities to certain people. The apostles received the Holy Spirit to help them preach. Spirit gifts were no longer needed when the writing of the Bible was complete and the early church established. No-one possesses Holy Spirit Gifts today.

Mark 16:15-18, Acts 2, Acts 8:9-24, 1 Corinthians 13:8

17. The wages of sin is death
Adam was made from dust. Death is the punishment for sin, so Adam returned to dust. All (except Jesus) sin and so all die. No part of a person lives on after death. Unless people know and respond to the Gospel they will perish.

Genesis 3:17-19, Ecclesiastes 9:5-10, Romans 5:12, Romans 6:23

18. ‘Hell’ in the Bible usually refers to the grave
‘Hell’ (from ‘sheol’ or ‘hades’) refers to the grave. ‘Gehenna’ was the place near Jerusalem where rubbish was burnt, and is used as a symbol for the total destruction of the wicked. The wages of sin is death – not eternal torment after death.

Psalm 6:5, Acts 2:27, Mark 9:43-48

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