The word Christadelphian is taken from the Greek and means brethren in Christ. We are a worldwide community established over 150 years ago.
Our aim is to understand the meaning of the Bible message, trying to live by the teaching and example of the Lord Jesus and his first century followers.
In January 2005, the UK national newspapers mentioned only the Christadelphians, amongst all the Christian denominations, as being Bible based. This is a significant distinction. Whilst other churches allow their teachings to evolve as times and customs change, the Christadelphians remain firmly committed to the original message.
We endeavour to read the whole Bible at least once every year and as a result of these studies we hold the following beliefs:
The Bible is the only true message from God and was entirely given by him.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21
There is only one God, the Father, who made the world and has a great purpose for it.
Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 45:18; Deuteronomy 6:4; Numbers 14:21
The Holy Spirit is God’s own power by which He works out His own holy will.
Luke 1:35; 2 Peter 1:21
Jesus is the Son of God. He is also Son of man through being born of Mary.
Luke 2:7; John 20:30-31; Hebrews 1:1-2
Jesus overcame all temptation and died to save his followers from sin and death.
Hebrews 4:14-15; Romans 6:23; 1 Corinthians 15:3,22; Romans 5:17; Revelation 1:5
Jesus was raised from the dead by God. He later ascended to heaven but will return.
Acts 2:32; Acts 1:11; 1 Corinthians 15:4
When he returns he will raise and judge the responsible dead and give immortality to the faithful.
Daniel 12:2; Acts 17:31; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; John 5:26-29
He will be King over the restored Kingdom of God in Israel and over the whole world.
Luke 1:32; Isaiah 9:6-7; Isaiah 2:2-3
His immortalised followers will help him to bring everlasting righteousness and peace worldwide.
The devil is not a supernatural being but is another name for sin, destroyed only in Christ.
Salvation involves covering from sin through Christ, and freedom from sin and death at his coming.
Acts 4:12; Romans 6:23
When man dies he ceases to exist. The only hope of life is by resurrection at Christ’s return.
Ecclesiastes 9:5-6; Psalm 146:4
Belief in God’s Promises about the Kingdom of God and the work of Jesus Christ is essential.
Repentance and baptism into Christ by immersion in water and daily following of Christ are all necessary for ultimate salvation.
Christadelphians first came to the Rockingham Forest area in 1872. Following their visit, a small number of believers formed a church, or ecclesia as we call it, in Kettering. Since then, the number of Christadelphians in Northamptonshire has grown and ecclesias can be found not only in Rockingham Forest, but also in Daventry, Kettering and Northampton. There are many other ecclesias throughout the country and indeed worldwide. Please go to the Links page for further details.