What Christadelphians teach

What Do Christadelphians Believe & Teach?

We believe that the Bible is God’s only revealed message to mankind, given to bring responsive individuals to a loving obedience to God and His ways, and to give man hope through the precious promises God has made.

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The Bible is our only authority and we believe it should be read prayerfully and with reverence at all time. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Romans 16:25-26; John 17:17)

Certain key teachings stand out. We invite you to thoughtfully consider these teachings with your Bible in hand.

• We believe that the Bible is the Book of Books and the Word of God.: Bible basic intro

Bible word of God inspired and infallible

God:There is only one eternal, immortal God. Jesus Christ is His only begotten Son, and the Holy Spirit is His Power. (Isaia 45:5; Luke 24:49; Ephesians 4:6; 1 Timothy 1:17)

• God is the All mighty, the highest.: God of gods

• And there is only one God to whom we may direct ourselves.: Only one god

• Him being our Father is just one of the many attributes he has.: Attributes to god

• God is a real, physical and personal being.: Sayings around God

• The Trinity is not found in the Bible but is something from humans.: The trinity – the truth

• There are not three in one, but there is only One.: God is one

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; Psalms 146:4; Ecclesiastic 9:1-6; Jeremia 17:9; Mark 7:21-23; Romans 3:23, 6:23)

• Dead and after: Dead and after

• We are bounded to our human nature: Human nature

• There is no burning place waiting for us when we die. Our dead is already the penalty for sin. We do not need a second punishment.: Sheol or the grave

Hellfire

Jesus: In His love, God sent the man Jesus into the world to save men from their sins. Those who believe in him will not perish, but have eternal life. (Matthew 1:21; John 3:16)

• Accepting Jesus hold also in that we recognise who Jesus is and what he has done for us.:Reasons that Jesus was and is not God

• How can we love and serve God if we do not know Him, and His son, Jesus Christ?: Jesus

• Jesus is the mediator given by God.: One mediator

• The only hope of life after death is the resurrection of the body and everlasting life in God’s Kingdom on Earth. (Ephesians 1:18, 4:4-6; Jeremia 29:11-14; Romans 8:23-39)

• The future of the righteous: Destination of righteous

• 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 mediator in heaven between God and man. (Acts 2:23-36; Romans 3:21-26; Ephesians1:19-23; 1Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 4:14-16)

• his blood is shed for our sins; to cover our iniquities; to bring us back to the Father.: The true vine

• Jesus was put on a wooden stake for our sins.: Crucifixion for suffering

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; Revelation 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 fulfillment in Jesus Christ. (Genesis 13:14-17, 22:15-18; Galatians 3:6-9, 26-29)

• With the years God has given several promises and He has provided us with means to alter.: Biblepower to change

• Today we have to encounter much suffering, but this must not be. We can look up to a better future.: God’s promises to us in our suffering

• The true hope of salvation in Jesus Christ, the hope of the gospel, is founded upon promises made by God in the Bible.: God’s promises

• What is the Hope of the Christian?: Hope in Christ

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. (Mt 16:24-27; Mk 16:16; Jn 3:3-5; Acts 2:37; Ephesians2:4-5; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; Hebrews 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. (Matthew 22:34-40; John 3:16, 13:34; 1 Corinthians 13:4-13: 1 John 4:7-21) We should love others like Christ loves us.

• Relationships are more important than material wealth. Our live must be full of love for men, animal, nature and God.: Our relationship with God, Jesus and eachother

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