The word Christadelphian is taken from the Greek and means brethren in Christ. We are a worldwide community established about 150 years ago.
Our aim is to understand the meaning of the Bible message, trying to live by the teaching and example of the Lord Jesus and his first century followers.
In January 2005, the UK national newspapers mentioned only the Christadelphians, amongst all the Christian denominations, as being Bible based. This is a significant distinction. Whilst other churches allow their teachings to evolve as times and customs change, the Christadelphians remain firmly committed to the original message.
We endeavour to read the whole Bible at least once every year and as a result of these studies we hold the following beliefs:
The Bible is God's Word and the only infallible message from Him.
There is only one God. The Holy Spirit is God's power. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God, but also a human being, through his mother Mary.
By living a sinless life, the Lord Jesus opened up a way of salvation from death in God's mercy.
The Lord Jesus is currently in heaven, soon he will return to set up God's Kingdom on earth and rule over the whole world.
God still has a special place in His purpose for the nation of Israel (the Jews). The gospel message, also referred to in the New Testament as the Hope of Israel, is based on God’s promises to Israel in the Old Testament.
When the Lord Jesus returns he will raise and judge many of the dead and give eternal life to the faithful and punish the unfaithful.
The devil is not a supernatural being but is another name for our natural tendency to go against God’s ways.
Salvation involves forgiveness of our sins now through belief in the Lord Jesus and baptism into his name, and freedom from sin and death at his second coming.
Man is mortal, having no existence when dead. The reward for the faithful is resurrection and eternal life on earth at Christ's return.
Repentance and baptism into Christ by full immersion in water, and daily following his example in the way we live, are necessary for salvation (although salvation is not something we can earn).
“Then comes the end, when Jesus delivers the kingdom to God the Father, …so that God may be all in all.”
Members of Hall Green Christadelphians consisting of over 100 people