CHRISTADELPHIAN STATEMENT OF FAITH PDF

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He hath, out of His own underived energy, created heaven and earth, and all that in them is. That Jesus of Nazareth was the Son of God, begotten of the virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit, without the intervention of man, and afterwards anointed with the same Spirit, without measure, at his baptism.

That the appearance of Jesus of Nazareth on the earth was necessitated by the position and state into which the human race had been brought by the circumstances connected with the first man. That the first man was Adam, whom God created out of the dust of the ground as a living soul, or natural body of life, "very good" in kind and condition, and he was placed under a law through which the continuance of life was contingent on obedience.

That Adam broke this law, and was sentenced to return to the ground from whence he was taken- a sentence which in effect defiled and became a physical law of his being, and was transmitted to all his posterity. That God, in His kindness, conceived a plan of restoration which, without setting aside His just and necessary law of sin and death, should ultimately rescue the obedient of the race from destruction, and people the earth with sinless immortals.

John ; ; Rom. That He inaugurated this plan by making promises to Adam, Abraham, and David, which were afterwards elaborated in greater detail through the prophets. That these promises had reference to Jesus Christ, who was to be raised up of the condemned race of Adam, in the line of Abraham and David, and who, though wearing the condemned nature, was to obtain a title to resurrection by perfect obedience, and by dying abrogate the law of condemnation for himself and all who should believe and obey him.

That it was this mission that necessitated the miraculous begettal of Christ of a virgin descendant of Adam, enabling him to bear our condemnation, and, at the same time, to be a sinless bearer thereof, and, therefore, one who could rise after suffering the death required by the righteousness of God; and thus he destroyed in his own mortal nature that having the power of death, which is the devil; and will finally destroy the devil, or sin in the flesh, in all its forms of manifestation.

That the message he delivered from God to his kinsmen, the Jews, was a call to repentance from every evil work, the assertion of his divine sonship and Jewish kingship; and the proclamation of the glad tidings that God would restore their kingdom through him, and accomplish all things written in the prophets.

That for delivering this message, he was put to death by the Jews and Romans, who were however, but instruments in the hands of God, for the doing of that which He had determined before to be done, viz. Therefore, by a figure, his blood cleanseth from sin. That on the third day, God raised him from the dead, and exalted him to the heavens as priestly mediator between God and man, in the process of gathering from among them a people who should be saved by the belief and obedience of the truth.

Acts ; ; ; I Cor. That he makes intercession for his erring brethren, if they confess and forsake their sins. That he sent forth apostles to proclaim salvation through him, as the only name given under heaven whereby men may be saved. That the way to obtain this salvation is to believe the gospel they preached, and to take on the name and service of Christ, by being immersed in water into his name and continuing patiently in the observance of all things he has commanded, none being recognized as his friends except those who do what he has commanded.

That the gospel consists of "the things cocerning the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ. That "the things of the kingdom of God" are the facts and truths testified concerning the kingdom of God in the writings of the prophets and apostles, and definable as in the next twelve paragraphs. That God will set up a kingdom in the earth, which will overthrow all others, and change them into "the kingdom of our Lord and his Christ.

That for this purpose God will send Jesus Christ personally to the earth at the close of the times of the Gentiles. That the kingdom which he will establish will be the kingdom of Israel restored, in the territory it formerly occupied, viz.

That the governing body of the kingdom so established will be the brethren of Christ, of all generations, developed by resurrection and change, and constituting, with Christ as their head, the collective "seed of Abraham," in whom all nations will be blessed, and comprising "Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets,"and all in their age of like faithfulness.

That a law will be established, which shall go forth to the nations for their "instruction" in righteousness," resulting in the abolition of war to the ends of the earth; and the "filling of the earth with the knowledge of the glory of Yahweh, as the waters cover the sea. That at the appearing of Christ prior to the establishment of the kingdom, the responsible faithful and unfaithful , dead and living of both classes, will be summoned before his judgment seat "to be judged according to their works;" and "receive in body according to what they have done, whether it be good or bad.

That at the close of the thousand years, there will be a final extinction of the wicked, and the immortalization of those who shall have established their title under the grace of God to eternal life during the thousand years. I Cor. That the government in its mediatorial aspect will then be delivered up by Jesus to the Father, who will manifest Himself as the "All-in-all;" sin and death having been taken out of the way, and the obedient of the race completely restored to the friendship of the Deity.

That the Scriptures, composing the book currently known as the Bible, are the only source now extant of knowledge concerning God and His purposes, and that they were given wholly by the unerring inspiration of God in the writers, and that such errors as have since crept in are due to transcription or translation.

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Telar It means an end to the activity of God and the activity of other people. While some communities of Christadelphian origin have viewed previous statements of faith as set in stone, others have felt it necessary to revise them in order to meet contemporary issues which challenge the Scriptures and may weaken what they believe to be the True Faith. Bible teaching about his return. The Venice Synod affirmed soul sleep and rejected hell ibid. The Unamended teach Jesus, like all mankind, was born into a state separated from God. Marriage and family life are important.

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That these promises had reference to Jesus Christ, who was to be raised up in the condemned line of Abraham and David, and who, though wearing their condemned nature, was to obtain a title to resurrection by perfect obedience, and, by dying, abrogate the law of condemnation for himself, and all who should believe and obey him. That the message he delivered from God to his kinsmen, the Jews, was a call to repentance from every evil work, the assertion of his divine sonship and Jewish kingship; and the proclamation of the glad tidings that God would restore their kingdom through him, and accomplish all things written in the prophets. Mark l:l5 ; Matt. That for delivering this message, he was put to death by the Jews and Romans who were, however, but instruments in the hands of God, for the doing of that which He had determined before to be done-namely, the condemnation of sin in the flesh, through the offering of the body of Jesus once for all, as a propitiation to declare the righteousness of God, as a basis for the remission of sins. Therefore, by a figure, his blood cleanseth from sin.

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