Our Faith

Our faith is not a new one; in fact the Christadelphians have been around for over a hundred and fifty years and have roots that go back much further than this. Our fellowship is based on a common understanding of the Scriptures and there are Christadelphians in most parts of the world today. Outlined below are our foundational beliefs, which are based solely on the Bible because we believe that it is the inspired word of God

Who are we? The name “Christadelphian” simply means “brothers (and sisters) in Christ”. We also use the name Brethren in Christ. We are a world-wide community of Bible students whose fellowship is based on a common understanding of the Scriptures and a shared commitment to Jesus Christ. We have no clergy and no central organization.

The Bible: We believe that the sixty-six books of the Bible are the inspired word of God, complete and sufficient to instruct us in the way of salvation (2 Timothy 3:16).

God and Jesus Christ: We believe in one God: the Father, the Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit power of God, born of Mary, the fulfilment of the Old Testament promises and covenants of God with mankind, primarily the covenants with Eve, Abraham and David (Genesis 3:15; Genesis 17:4-8, 2 Samuel 7:12-14).

The Life of Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus was tried and tempted as we are, yet resisted sin completely, strengthened by the ministering of angels and his Father in heaven. He displayed in his life what it means to be in the true image and likeness of God. He was crucified and died, but three days later, the Father, the only true God, raised him to eternal life, after which he ascended to his Father’s side to await the appointed time of his return (Hebrews 4:15, Acts 3:15, 1 Peter 3:22, Acts 1:11).

Resurrection and the Kingdom of God: We embrace the hope of resurrection to eternal life at the return of Christ. At Christ’s return to the earth, the kingdom of God will be established from Jerusalem, growing to encompass the whole world, offering freedom, hope and salvation to all humanity (Psalm 146:3-4, Isaiah 2:2-4).

Salvation: We believe that salvation is attained through faith in Christ. It is through faithful obedience that we are baptized into Christ for forgiveness of sins, and thereby participate in the promises to Abraham: to inherit the earth forever. (John 3:3-5, Galatians 3:29).

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