Bournville Christadelphians
Bournville Christadelphians

 

 The Christadelphians

 

The Christadelphians, or as the name implies, “Brethren in Christ” (Colossians 1:2) are a worldwide community of people associated by a belief in the things concerning the Kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 8:12).

Our faith and beliefs are based entirely on the Bible

 

The Bible is the wholly inspired Word of God - reliable and accurate (2 Tim 3 v 16 -17, 2 Peter 1 v 19 – 20)

 

TEACHING

 

There is only one True God – He dwells in heaven – immortal, invisible, all powerful

Read: Isaiah 45 v 5-6, 1 Timothy 6 v 15 - 16

 

God created the universe, whose purpose is to fill this earth with His glory.

Read: Genesis 1, Numbers 14 v 21

 

God is One – the trinity is not taught in the Bible.

Read: Deuteronomy 6 v 4, John 17 v 3, 1 Corinthians 8 v 6, 1 Timothy 2 v 5

 

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is also Son of Man through being born of Mary.

Read: Luke 1 v 32- 35, Romans 1 v 3 - 4

 

Jesus lived a sinless life – He overcame evil, and in loving obedience to God He died, and rose again to save His followers from sin and death through the forgiveness of sin.

Read: Romans 10 v 9 – 13, 1 Timothy 1 v 15 - 16  

 

Jesus is now immortal and has ascended to the right hand of His Father in heaven.

Read: Acts 1 v 11 & 2 v 22 – 27, Mark 16 v 19

 

Jesus will return to the earth to establish a universal Kingdom.  He will be King over the restored Kingdom of God in Israel and over the whole world.

Read: Isaiah 9 v 6 – 7, Zechariah 14 v 9, Acts 1 v 11

 

The followers of Christ, on being made immortal, will assist Him to bring about worldwide righteousness and peace.  Jerusalem will be the future capital of the world.

Read: Micah 4 v 1 – 5, Matthew 19 v 27 – 29, Jeremiah 3 v 17

 

The Holy Spirit is the power of God which He uses to fulfil His will and purpose.

Read: Job 33 v 4, Romans 8 v 11, 2 Peter 1 v 21, John 1 v 32 - 33 

 

The Spirit of God is His power by which He sustains creation, and is everywhere present.

Read: Genesis 1 v 2

 

Man is mortal and subject to death as a consequence of Adam’s disobedience and the penalty of sin.

Read: Job 14 v 10, Ecclesiastes 3 v 19 – 20, Psalm 89 v 48, Romans 5 v 12, 1 Corinthians 15 v 21 - 22

 

Soul in the Bible never expresses the idea of immortality in heaven.

 Read: 1 Tim 6 v 16, Ezekiel 18 v 4 & 20, Psalm 49 v 17 - 20

 

In the death state the body, being unconscious, is deprived of life and returns to the dust.

Read: Ecclesiastes 9 v 5 – 6, Romans 5 v 21, Psalm 6 v 5

 

Hell refers to the grave and not a place of fire and torment.

Read: Psalm 139 v 8, Psalm 31 v 17 (margin), Ecclesiastes 9 v 10

 

The devil is not a supernatural being but the personification of sin destroyed only in Christ.

Read: Matthew 15 v 19 – 20, Hebrews 2 v 14 – 15, John 8 v 44, John 6 v 70 - 71

 

Satan means adversary and is used of human beings.

Read: Matthew 16 v 23, Psalm 109 v 4, 20 & 29

 

Salvation essentially involves belief in God’s promises, repentance and adult baptism into Christ, by full immersion in water, for the forgiveness of sin and the hope of eternal salvation.

Read: Galatians 3 v 6 – 9, 14, 16 & 26 – 29, Mark 16 v 15 – 16, Romans 6 v 4

 

 

"Blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it" Luke 11 v 28

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