Who are we?
We are a group of Christadelphians who meet in Rugby to worship, study and teach others about the hope contained in the Bible,
but… what is a Christadelphian?
The Christadelphians are a community of people who believe the Bible. It forms the basis of our faith. Careful study has led us to have a firm understanding of what the Bible teaches about God, His son Jesus, and how this should affect our lives. This understanding unites us all as a family, throughout the world. An international faith. The idea of Christadelphians as a family, united in Jesus Christ, is reflected in our name: which in Greek translates ‘Brethren in Christ’.
We are a group of men and women who fervently believe that the Bible is the word of God. There is no doubt that its message is of vital importance to our eternal well-being. We preach the things taught by Jesus and his apostles: the gospel message.
The name ‘Christadelphian’ was chosen to distinguish us from other religious groups, particularly as the apostles taught that believers should be separate and distinct from other communities
(see 2 Corinthians 6:14-18). All of our members have made the decision at some point to be baptised, a full immersion, as taught by the first century believers (see Romans 6).
We also recognise the need to obey the commandments of Jesus by applying them in every walk of life. Jesus made clear that he recognises those only as his brothers and sisters) who “do the will of [his] Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 12:50).
What do we Believe?
There is only one true God. He dwells in heaven and is immortal, invisible and all powerful.
Isaiah 45: 5, 6/ 1 Timothy 6: 15, 16
God created the entire universe and has a great purpose for the world.
Genesis 1/ Numbers 14: 21
The Bible is the inspired Word of God given by Him to benefit mankind.
2 Timothy 3: 16/ 2 Peter 1: 20, 21
The Holy Spirit is the power of God which He uses to fulfil his purpose.
Job 33: 4/ Romans 8: 11
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is also the ‘Son of man’
through his mother Mary.
Luke 1: 35/ Romans 1: 3-4
Jesus overcame all temptation and died to save his followers from sin and death.
Romans 10: 9-13/ 1 Timothy 1: 15-16
Jesus was raised from the dead by God. Later he ascended into heaven but he will return.
Acts 1:11/ Acts 2: 22-27
When Jesus returns to the earth he will raise and judge the responsible dead and give eternal life to all of the faithful.
Daniel 12: 1, 2/ John 5: 28, 29
Jesus will be King over the restored Kingdom of God in Israel and over the whole world.
Isaiah 9: 6-7/ Zechariah 14: 9
The devil is not a supernatural being but is another name for sin, destroyed only in Christ.
Matthew 15: 19-20/ Hebrews 2: 14-15
When we die we cease to exist. The only hope of life is by resurrection at Christ’s return.
Ecclesiastes 9: 5-6/ Romans 5: 21
Salvation involves being cleansed from sins through Christ and freedom from sin and death at his coming.
Hebrews 9: 27-28/ 1 Peter 2: 21-24
Belief in God’s promises about the Kingdom of God and the work of Jesus Christ is essential.
Galatians 3: 6-9, 14, 16, 26-29
Repentance followed by baptism into Christ by full immersion in water (signifying death with him and rising to a new life) and following him daily, are necessary for ultimate salvation.
Mark 16: 15/ Romans 6: 14
The followers of Jesus Christ, made immortal, will help him to bring everlasting righteousness and peace to the world.
Micah 4: 1-5/ Matthew 19: 27-29