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What We Believe

Our aim is to follow as closely as possible the teaching and example of Jesus, as recorded in the Bible. Central to Christadelphian belief is that Jesus will return to the Earth to establish the promised Kingdom of God and grant eternal life to His people – those who believe in Him and have tried to follow Him and His Heavenly Father’s ways.

The following are the key Christadelphian beliefs:

  1. There is only one true God. He dwells in heaven, immortal and invisible and all powerful. [Isaiah 45 v 5-6; 1 Timothy 6 v 15-16]
  2. God created the entire universe and has a great purpose for the world. [Genesis 1; Numbers 14 v 21]
  3. 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]
  4. The Holy Spirit is the power of God which He uses to fulfil His purpose, or Holy will. [Job 33 v 4; Romans 8 v 11]
  5. Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is also the Son of man through being born of Mary. [Luke 1 v 35; Romans 1 v 3-4]
  6. Jesus overcame all temptation and died to save his followers from sin and death. [Romans 10 v 9-13; 1 Timothy 1 v 15-16]
  7. Jesus was raised from the dead by God. Later he ascended into heaven but he will return. [Acts 2 v 22-27; 1 v 11]
  8. When Jesus returns to the earth he will raise and judge the responsible dead and give eternal life to all faithful. [Daniel 12 v 1-2; John 5 v 28-29]
  9. He will be King over the restored Kingdom of God in Israel and over the whole world. [Isaiah 9 v 6-7; Zechariah 14 v 9]
  10. The followers of Christ, made immortal, will help him to bring everlasting righteousness and peace worldwide. [Micah 4 v 1-5; Matthew 19 v 27-29]
  11. The devil is not a supernatural being but is another name for sin, destroyed only in Christ. [Matthew 15 v 19-20; Hebrews 2 v 14-15]
  12. Salvation involves covering our sins through Christ and freedom from sin and death at his coming. [Hebrews 9 v 27-28; 1 Peter 2 v 21-24]
  13. When we die we cease to exist. The only hope of life is by resurrection at Christ’s return. [Ecclesiastes 9 v 5-6; Romans 5 v 21]
  14. Belief in God’s Promises about the Kingdom of God and the work of Jesus Christ is essential. [Galatians 3 v 6-9; v 14; v 16; v 26-29]
  15. Repentance and baptism into Christ by full immersion in water and daily following Him, are necessary for ultimate salvation. [Mark 16 v 15-16; Romans 6 v 4]