What Do Christadelphians Believe & Teach?
We believe that the Bible is God’s only revealed message to mankind, given to bring responsive individuals to loving obedience to God and His ways, and to give man hope through the precious promises God has made.
God: There is only one eternal, immortal God of gods, Who is one, and not two or three. Jesus Christ is His only begotten Son, and the Holy Spirit is His Power. (Isaiah 45:5; Luke 24:49; Ephesians 4:6; 1Timothy 1:17)
Man: Man is mortal and a sinner before God. His whole being is prone to sin, and the punishment for sin is death – real death, the end of all life. (Job 4:17; Psalms146:4; Ecclesiastes 9:1-6; Jeremia 17:9; Mark 7:21-23; Romans 3:23, 6:23)
• Dead and after: Dead and after
Jesus: In His love, God sent the man Jesus into the world to save the lost and to save men from their sins. Those who believe in him, the son of God, will not perish, but have Eternal or Unending life. (Matthew 1:21; John 3:16)
• Accepting Jesus as the sent one from God to be our personal redeemer and as son of God, hold also in that we recognise who Jesus (or Jeshua) is and what he has done for us: Reasons that Jesus was and is not God
• Destination of the earth: Destination of the earth
Sacrifice of Christ: Though he committed no sin, it was necessary for Jesus to die to show the righteousness of God and to redeem those who receive this sacrifice by faith. God raised him from the dead, gave him immortality, granted him all authority on earth and in heaven, and set him as the mediator in heaven between God and man. (Acts 2:23-36; Romans 3:21-26; Ephesians 1:19-23; 1Timothy 2:5; Heb 4:14-16)
Return of Christ: Jesus will return to the earth soon. He will then raise many of the dead, judge them with the living, and give his faithful followers everlasting life in God’s Kingdom. (Daniel 12:1-2; Matthew 25:31-34; Luke 21:20-31: John 5:28-29: 2 Timothy 4:1; Reveletion 22:12)
Kingdom of God: The Kingdom of God will be established on earth with Jesus as King. His capital will be Jerusalem, his dominion will be worldwide, and his government will bring righteousness and peace without end. (Luke 4:43; Matthew 4:23, 6:9-10; Jeremia 3:17)
The Promises: The Gospel is inseparable from the promises which God made to Abraham and David in the Old Testament times. These promises find their fulfilment in Jesus Christ. (Genesis 13:14-17, 22:15-18; Galatians 3:6-9, 26-29)
• What is the Hope of the Christian?: Looking for the blessed hope; Kingdom of God, a journey; Bible, helmet of health, salvation and sword of the spirit
The Way of Salvation: The way to enter the Kingdom of God is by faith. This involves belief in His Word, the Bible, and obedience to its requirements that men and women confess their sins, repent, be baptized and follow Jesus faithfully. Ultimately, it is only by God’s grace through Jesus that we are saved, not by anything we do. (Matthew 16:24-27; Mark 16:16; John 3:3-5; Acts 2:37; Ephesians 2:4-5; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; Hebrew 11:6)
Love: God’s love for us is at the root of his whole plan. Love should also be a major part of our reaction to His message. (Mt 22:34-40; Jn 3:16, 13:34; 1 Cor 13:4-13: 1 Jn 4:7-21) We should love others like Christ loves us.