Why we are different

Christadelphians are Bible students who believe that God's plan with the earth can be found within the pages of the Bible. We believe that our faith is that of the first century believers, and therefore, we reject many of the traditions and hierarchies found within other religions. We believe that the basic truth of the Bible is understandable and accessible to all, and hence, we are a community with no hired ministers. Members of the assembly contribute to the operation of each service and engage in both private and public Bible study.

Several of our beliefs distinguish us from other Christian religions. Primarily, we believe that God's ultimate goal is to establish a kingdom on the earth in which his son Jesus will rule. God has put this plan into action in order to restore the Earth to the conditions that existed prior to the first sin in the Garden of Eden. While God's purpose does involve delivering people from their fallen state, the main objective is that all the "the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea." (Isa 11:9)

In the book of Genesis, God made a series of promises to Abraham. Briefly stated, these promises include a future eternal inheritance in the land of Israel for Abraham, his family, and a descendant through whom the promises would be fulfilled. The New Testament explains that this descendant is Jesus, and that through baptism into His name, we can be adopted into the family of Abraham, and hence, become heirs to the promises. Baptism must be preceded by repentance and faith, and followed by a life of obedience and humble service to God.

The completion of God's plan will involve the return of Christ to the earth, the resurrection, and the judgement. Only those who have been faithful servants will be accepted at the judgment seat and will receive the promises. They will then become "equal unto the angels" to live and reign forever in God's eternal kingdom on Earth. It is our hope that, as Jesus taught in the Lord's prayer: "Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." (Matt 6:10)