Christadelphians

By: Dr. John Ankerberg / Dr. John Weldon; ©2000
The beliefs and teachings of the Christadelphians are summarized in this article.

 

Christadelphians

(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.

 

Doctrinal Summary

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.

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