Main Beliefs

Christadelphians base their beliefs solely on the Bible which claims to be the Word of God. God gave his message to people who wrote down His words. These were compiled over the centuries to form the books of the Bible

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, throughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17

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“Prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.” 1 Peter 1:21

All our beliefs are backed up by Bible quotations as evidence for our faith.

Summary of our beliefs

  • There is only one true God. He is immortal, invisible and all powerful. (Isaiah 45 v 5-6; 1 Timothy 1 v 17)
  • God created everything. (Nehemiah 9 v 6; Revelation 4 v 11)
  • The Bible is the inspired word of God given by Him to benefit mankind. (2 Timothy 3 v 16; 2 Peter 1 v 20-21)
  • The Holy Spirit is the power of God which maintains all life. (Job 33 v 4; Psalm 139 v 7-12)
  • Jesus Christ is the Son of God and also the son of a human being – his mother Mary. (Luke 1 v 35; Romans 1 v 3-4)
  • Jesus died to save those who believe and trust in him from sin and death. (Romans 10 v 9-13; 1 Timothy 1 v 15-16)
  • Jesus was raised from death by God. Later he ascended into heaven but the promise was given that he will return. (Acts 2 v 22-27; Acts 1 v 11)
  • When we die we cease to exist. The only hope of life is by resurrection at Christ’s return. (Ecclesiates 9 v 5-6; 1 Thessalonians 4 v 16)
  • The Old Testament prophets speak of a time when there will be king (Jesus) over the restored Kingdom of God in Israel and over the whole world. (Isaiah 9 v 6-7; Zechariah 14 v 9)
  • Our selfish desires cause us to rebel against God (or sin). (Mark 7 v 20-23; James 1 v 14-15)
  • To be saved from eternal death, we need to repent and be baptised into Jesus by full immersion in water, then follow a Godly way of life. (Mark 16 v 15-16; Romans 6 v 4)

More detailed information

Please see www.thechristadelphians.org if you wish to look at our beliefs in more depth.

You might also find this Statement of Faith useful.