In the syllables of the Greek word of the name of the Christian denomination you may find Christa or "belonging to 'Christ'" and "delphian" from "delphos" "brother" or "brother belonging to" or "brother of" or "Brother in Christ". It indicates that those people who call themselves Christians have chosen the path of Jesus Christ and in Chriswant to spread his message of the Good News of the coming Kingdom of God, showing to the world we all should become partakers of the Body of Christ, the community of believers in Christ.
Christadelphians are following the first century followers of Jesus and as such do take part of a world outside this world of those who are granted under the grace of God by Christ to become "Children of God".
“1 Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God; and [such] we are. For this cause the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. 2 Beloved, now are we children of God, and it is not yet made manifest what we shall be. We know that, if he shall be manifested, we shall be like him; for we shall see him even as he is. 3 And every one that hath this hope [set] on him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.By having come to be whitewashed by baptism the Christadelphian believer has made the vow to try not to sin any more, and to live according to the wishes of the Only One True God, the Elohim Hashem Jehovah. For them it is most important to apply to God His Wishes and His commandments, instead of bowing down to the wishes of human beings and agreeing with their human doctrines and instead of taking part of their pagan and religious feasts which would not comply with the Rules of God.
4 Every one that doeth sin doeth also lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness. 5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away sins; and in him is no sin. 6 Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither knoweth him. 7 [My] little children, let no man lead you astray: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous: 8 he that doeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. To this end was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 9 Whosoever is begotten of God doeth no sin, because his seed abideth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is begotten of God. 10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.” (1 John 3:1-10 ASV)
Christadelphians do not mind to be considered as some lonely wolfs in Christendom, because they prefer to be part of Christianity where many have found the Biblical truth of the Only One True God, Who is the Only One to be worshipped and praised. As such they do not take part in the groups who want to adore Jesus as their god. Christadelphians only believe the words of God and the Godly people God has sent to the world, God's prophets, like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jesus and others, who brought the Words of God to us and declared the Mysteries of God.
As followers of Christ they listen to his words, believing them, and trying like him to read the Scriptures regularly, to take God's Word at heart. With the knowledge that Jesus is the Way to God, they also try to show others the gate to the coming Kingdom of God, like Jesus ordered his disciples to do. Following the apostles and their teachings Christadelphians belief in the promisseds God made and in the forgiveness of sins and the blood of Jesus Christ. They want to be united as a body of believers, breaking the bread in communion in love, purpose and mind.
Each Christadelphian knows he or she himself or herself is always responsible himself or herself for their own choices and their life in association with Christ, living close to the Father and the son.
By common consent believers in the same Biblical truth gather in small communities, ecclesia, with no super-intending body, no hierarchy or supra-authority other than the Word of God and the overlordship of Christ Jesus. By these means Christadelphians order their affairs in submission to God and His only begotten son, the one who we consider to be our Messiah or Saviour.
It was in 1864 Dr. John Thomas who gave the Bible students movement a name to identify itself with. Since then the sincere students of the Bible continued the witnessing for the Only One True God, Jehovah, all over the world. Though they may still be a very small community, they prefer to be faithful to the Most High Almighty God instead of being popular following false human doctrines. As a worldwide community those brothers and sisters in Christ all share the same faith in Christ and the coming Kingdom of God.
They all believe that non of them is infallible, and that all men and women are mortal and sinful, in need of salvation and unable to save themself. God's grace and desire to save were made known in the gracious promises revealed to man of which the greatest are those given to Abraham, as well as those subsequently made to David. These promises make known God's coming Kingdom on earth with Jeshua, Christ Jesus as King, and the way in which man can share the glory of that age in life eternal by the saving grace of God in Jesus. That man of flesh and blood gave up his own will to do the Will of God and to die for the sins of all.
Christadelphians do believe that Jesus his perfect life, sacrificial death and resurrection are the guaranty that man's twin enemies, his sinfulness known as the devil or satan, and his mortality known as death, have been altogether conquered by Jesus who, though the only begotten son of God, shared our nature in everything, but without corruption or sin.
Christadelphians are men and women from all sorts of race and cultures, with all sorts of backgrounds, who want to build up a new life in Christ, a life of fellowship with fellow believers through fellowship with God and His son, our saviour Jesus Christ. Based upon the Agapè love for God, God His son Christ and for his neighbour, they want others to be saved as well, by getting them to know the Way to God, and to show them that we do not have to fear man but can sleep in peace, looking forward to the return of Christ which shall come soon.
Find to read:
- Words in the world
- No other god besides Jehovah who gives all explanation
- Not all christians are followers of a Greco-Roman culture
- Who are the Christadelphians
- Christa-Delphos or Christa-Delphos Welcome
- What are Brothers in Christ
- Christadelphian people
- Presidents and Christadelphia
- Christadelphians or Messianic Christians or Messianic Jews
- What Christadelphians teach
- The ecclesia or Christadelphian church
- 19° Century London Christadelphians
- Not bounded by labels but liberated in Christ
- About founder Dr. John thomas
- Christadelphians today
- What and why ecclesia
- Handbook to the Christadelphian Statement of Faith
- Those who call the Christadelphians a cult
Further of interest
- Necessary to be known all over the earth
- Background to look at things
- Words of God to stand and to be followed and to believe
- Bible our Guide
- Bible warnings to be taken seriously
- Challenging claim
- Challenging claim 1 Whose word
- Challenging claim 3 Inspired by God 2 Inerrant Word of God
- Necessity of a revelation of creation 11 Believing and obeying the gospel of the Kingdom of God
- A Start for looking at the unseen and the treasure to look forward to
- Looking for God
- Believe in God
- God of gods -Host of hosts
- Necessity of a revelation of creation 10 Instructions for insight and wisdom
- Relating to God is it possible
- Increased in wisdom in favour with God
- Religious people and painful absence of spring of living water
- A Passover for unity in God's community
- Deliverance and establishement of a theocracy
- A Word and helping sites to give answers
- Daily Spiritual Food To prepare ourselves for the Kingdom of God
- Looking for the way to God
- Looking for Jesus
- Connecting with Jesus or with Jehovah God
- Cornerstone Jesus
- Believe in Jesus
- Human & Biblical teachings
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