Understanding what Christadelphians believe is fairly simple and is well laid out in their publications. Involved in the establishment of these beliefs are a number of foundational assumptions that need some consideration. These include its formative reliance on one man in particular, John Thomas, and beliefs about the Bible and its interpretation which he inherited from others. In this process he dismissed church authority, creeds and widely accepted interpretations of the Bible and promoted in their place “independence of thought.” This section is called “The Christadelphian Belief System” because Christadelphian beliefs have not existed in isolation of these factors.
Christadelphians usually make out a case for seeking out “the Truth” from scripture. Here is the essence of the challenge presented and a consideration of the elements necessary for a critical analysis.
If we look at the history of the Christadelphians we find that their unique theological positions resulted from the personal belief of John Thomas that he was teaching a restoration of the apostolic gospel. This article considers the theological implications involved in this position.
The Christadelphians claim to base their teachings on the Bible alone and will seek to prove themselves theologically by using proof quotes and arguments based on this position.
A basic consideration of some of the major Christadelphians beliefs
Promoting the soon return of Christ in the light of contemporary “signs of the times” has been THE major recruiting tool of the movement and the re-establishment of the state of Israel is believed to validate that. A whole section is therefore allocated to give the topic some consideration.