|By: Dr. John Ankerberg / Dr. John Weldon; ©2000|
|The beliefs and teachings of the Christadelphians are summarized in this article.|
(from Encyclopedia of Cults and New Religions, Harvest House, 1999)
Info At a Glance
Name: The Christadelphians.
Purpose: To disseminate the true interpretation of the Bible.
Founder: John Thomas (1805-1871).
Source of authority: The Bible.
Revealed teachings: No.
Claim: To comprise the only true church; only those who accept Christadelphian doctrine and its interpretation of the Bible will be saved.
Example of key literature: John Thomas, Elpis Israel; Robert Roberts, Christendom Astray; A Declaration of the Truth Revealed in the Bible.
Attitude toward Christianity: Rejecting.
God: One Person only (Unitarian)
Jesus: A created being in need of redemption.
Holy Spirit: The impersonal power of God.
Trinity: A pagan teaching.
Salvation: By faith in Christ and works of righteousness.
Man: A physical being without an immortal soul.
Sin: Transgression of God’s law.
Satan: Synonym for sin; any adversary.
Second coming: Jesus will return to reign on earth.
Fall: Sexual in nature.
Bible: The Word of God, the final authority for faith and practice.
Death: Unconsciousness or annihilation.
Hell and Heaven: Myths.