Who are the Christadelphians?
The name “Christadelphian” is derived from two Greek words, “adelphos” for brethren and “Christos” meaning Christ. Together it gives us the phrase “Brethren in Christ,” which reflects how Jesus Christ referred to His disciples during His first advent; “…for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren (Hebrews 2:11). The Christadelphians are a worldwide fellowship bound together by a common faith in the Gospel of the Kingdom of God as preached by Jesus Christ and his apostles in the first century. It is this faith and its appeal to men and women from all walks of life which brought the community into existence. They seek to exemplify the character of Christ in their own lives and sincerely desire to grow closer to God the Father, through daily prayer and Bible reading.
Professing no new revelation, the Christadelphians hold that only through the Scriptures of both the Old and New Testaments, can one find salvation and recognize the authorship of the Bible as wholly inspired by God. For this reason they discard any interpretation of the Holy Scriptures which fails to harmonies with the testimonies contained therein, finding that much of Christendom is astray from, in a variety of ways, and directly opposed to the direct teachings of the Bible.
The Christadelphians are a community of lay-people who are gathered together by immersion into Christ (Gal 3:27) for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38) in the hope of being part of his resurrection (Rom 6:5). They believe in the personal, visible return of Christ to the earth, to set up his power and reign thereon (1 Cor 15:22-24), seeking to share this knowledge with all who have ears to hear.