What We Believe

The Christadelphians believe in “the gospel” which is the good news of the kingdom of God, as taught by His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus was a man born of a woman, subject to the same temptations that we are. Jesus was tempted by his own desires just like us, not by an external immortal being. Satan simply means “adversary” and devil means “false accuser.” As the apostle James says, “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.” (James 1:14)

Jesus Christ did not pre-exist before his birth and was not part of a 3-in-1 Godhead. The word trinity never appears in the bible! He is the only man to have ascended into heaven. All men and women who die, remain in the grave. Those who have understood God’s ways (the responsible) die in faith, waiting for the resurrection of the dead. This will take place when Jesus returns to establish the kingdom of God on earth. The responsible will then be judged by Jesus Christ, whether faithful or unfaithful. This includes those who have been resurrected and those alive at his return. The faithful will be granted immortality on earth with Christ as their king, serving God forever.

We also believe that God created the earth in 7 days through His power, the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was given to Jesus Christ at his baptism (Matthew 3), to the disciples on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2) and to other apostles in the first century AD. Holy Spirit gifts no longer exist today because unlike the early Christians, the modern world has the bible. The bible teaches us how to put others first and how to live a life that pleases God. It contains an accurate portrayal of history from Creation to today and was written by many different people over thousands of years, inspired by God (2 Timothy 3).

For a more in-depth explanation of our beliefs, have a look at our Statement of Faith at:

http://www.christadelphia.org/basf.htm