As Brothers in Christ Following the Kristos or Christ, Jeshua the sent one from God
We do believe Jesus is the only begotten son of God, who was born in 4 bce, in a miraculous way, divinely created and not incarnated. He was the promised prophet and saviour, seen by many people, who had to learn everything but made sure that he got to know his heavenly Father very well and did only God his will, putting his own will totally aside.
We believe Jesus was tempted more than once, but never fell in the traps been put before him by the adversaries of God (Satan or the devil). As the sent one from God he walked many miles to proclaim the Word of God and was responsible for a big change in history of man.
The words Jesus spoke to have the world coming to know his heavenly Father, the Only One True God, we take at heart. We are convinced we should believe everything what is written in the Bible and should seriously believe what God and Jesus say about each other and about what we have to do.
The Christadelphians continuing to live in the tradition of Jesus’ disciples, believe that the Bible (66 books) is the inspired, infallible Word of God, the guide for life, a voice given for wisdom, complete and self-sufficient to edify or instruct us in the way of salvation and to inspire us, telling us everything we should know. we are convinced that for our own good it is best to use the Bible every day to feed our faith.
We do not believe that any Christadelphian, past or present, has received any type of special revelation.
We believe it is God Who selected men to write down His Words, which we should follow. He also instructed us how to live and how to worship Him. He also gave instructions for making church or having worship services. Having Christ Jesus as the cornerstone of our community we do not need a central leadership. The highest level of organization is the ecclesia (i.e. local church) which is typically led by a rotating selection of the more mature members. It is our distinct beliefs and dedication to hospitality that have enabled us to survive as a separate community, though in most places we are quite thinly spread. Communication is sustained between ecclesias through much travel, mail, and several magazines which publish not only articles, but also ecclesial news and announcements of ecclesial study days, fraternals and young people’s gatherings.
Following the Words of the Bible in the understanding that They are the infallible Words of the One God of gods
We believe that no man can see God and live. Man also can not do anything to God, Who cannot be tempted nor killed, Him having no flesh, bones or blood, being an eternal Spirit and Most High and all Supreme Ultimate Creating Power (Exodus 33:20; John 4:24; Isaiah 9:6; Psalm 90:2) That eternal Spirit, who is a God of order and clarity, does not tell lies, but always tells the truth, having clean truthful words. (Numbers 23:19; Hebrews 6:18; Psalm 19:8; 119:160; 1 Corinthians 14:33; )
Though at the beginning of the universe the first human beings revolted against God, He did not abandon them, though gave them the right to clear it all themselves. As such we have to live in this system of things and make the best out of it, making the right choice.
Believing that we can come away from the spell of the fall of man, by the death of Jesus, him paying a ransom for our sins, we do believe we are saved by Christ Jesus but have to keep to the godly instructions given to us.
We have faith that Jesus, who is the Christ, not only died for our sins, but also that he is risen, taken out of the dead, by his heavenly Father who made him higher than angels and took him at his site.
Having faith in the promises the faithful God made in the past (prophecies), we also believe that Jesus one day will return to come to judge the living and the dead, being authorised by God and now being the one mediator between God and man.
We are aware that when we die life ends, but we embrace the hope of resurrection to eternal life at the return of Christ. Though before that great moment the world shall have to face a terrible great war, World War III of Armageddon. But the end soon will come and then those who managed to live according the rules or commandments of God, allowed by Jesus to enter the narrow small gate to the Kingdom of God, shall be able to enter a non-ending world of peace and tranquillity.
We are redeemed by Jesus his death, having received grace for free, it does not mean we do not have to do anything any more to make our entrance in the Kingdom of God. Faith without works is dead. We believe we do have to deliver works of faith.
Unmistakably through Jesus his sacrifice we may be forgiven for the sins committed in the past, but only if we walk the right path of self-denial that he marked out for us and following his commandments and those mitzvah of his heavenly Father, we shall be allowed in God’s Kingdom.
Preceding page: Beliefs (in short)