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What the Bible teaches about Resurrection & Judgment

Posted by Matt Smith , 24 December 2007 - - - - - - · 3,452 views

As shown in the post about Man, man is mortal, and when he dies he ceases to exist. His only hope is ressurection from the dead.

Man falls into four categories in Scripture.


Man in his normal state is a perishing creature. If he remains in ignorance of God's word, he will live and die and cease to exist (perish). The implication of this is that...


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What the Bible Teaches about Man

Posted by Matt Smith , 09 May 2007 - - - - - - · 553 views

Man was made from the dust of the ground and God breathed into him the breath of life. Thus man became a living being (Gen 2:7- translated "soul"* in KJV and others).

As a result of Adam's sin man is a mortal, sin-prone being (Rom 3:24; 5:12). It is from our own lusts and pride that all sin comes (Jer 17:9; Mark 7:20-23; James 1:14-15). Beca...


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God's Spirit & the Holy Spirit

Posted by Matt Smith , 08 September 2006 - - - - - - · 501 views

God's spirit is His power and presence (Psa 51:11; Psa 139:7). He used His spirit to create life (Psalm 104:30; Gen. 1:1 cp Jer. 10:12; 51:15), and it is His spirit that maintains life (Job 34:14-15).

The Holy Spirit is a portion of God's power that is set apart (the meaning of "holy") and has been granted to certain people at certain tim...


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What the Bible teaches about Jesus

Posted by Matt Smith , 07 September 2006 - - - - - - · 795 views

The Bible teaches that Jesus was born in Bethlehem (Luke 2:4, 7; Micah 5:2; Matt 2:1-6) to the virgin Mary by the power of God (Matt 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-35), as was prophesied in the Old Testament (Isa 7:14; Gal 4:4).

He is the son of God (Psa 2:7; Matt 3:13-17; 16:16; 17:5) who is subject to God (John 14:28) and will always be (1 Cor 15:27, 28; Rev 1:1)....


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What the Bible teaches about God

Posted by Matt Smith , 01 September 2006 - - - - - - · 560 views

It is essential that we know who God is (John 17:3). He wants us to know who he is (Isa 55:3) and what His name means (Exod 34:5-7).

There is only one God (Deut 6:4; Isa 44:6; 45:5-6; 46:9-10; Mark 12:29), the Father (John 20:17; 1Cor 8:6; Gal 3:20; Eph 4:6) who is the eternal King , who is all wise and all powerful, with no equal (1 Tim 1:17; Prov 15:3...


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We believe that the Bible is God's word

Posted by Matt Smith , 30 August 2006 - - - - - - · 1,116 views

The first post I would like to make is on the Bible (the 66 books making up the Old & New Testaments) and what we (the Christadelphians) believe concerning it.

We believe that the Bible is inspired by God (2 Tim 3:16). Its purpose is to instruct mankind in righteousness (2 Tim 3:17), and to accomplish God's purpose in those who believe (Isa 55:1...


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Are Christadelphians a Cult?

Posted by Matt Smith , 28 August 2006 - - - - - - · 717 views

I've run into the comment "Christadelphians are a non-christian cult" or "Christadelphians are a cult" several time since I started surfing the internet. The question is, Is this really the case?

According to Dictionary.com cults are defined as:
1. a particular system of religious worship, esp. with reference to its rites and c...


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Why am I a Christadelphian?

Posted by Matt Smith , 23 August 2006 - - - - - - · 335 views

There are several reasons that I am a Christadelphian. The first is that I believe that the first principle doctrines taught by the Christadelphians are scripturally accurate, and coincide with my own beliefs.

Secondly there's the family atmosphere. I cannot tell you how many Christadelphians have opened up their home for me (and/or my family) sinc...


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How did we get here?

Posted by Matt Smith , 22 August 2006 - - - - - - · 355 views

I often get the question "How did you end up in Arizona?" (see comments on the previous post to see another). Well, it's a long story. I will try to keep it fairly short. It seems to be a story of struggle... Which is good I suppose.

Eighteen and a half years ago (March 1988) I married a young sister :kissnrun: from the Livonia ecclesia in...


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The Ecclesia of God in Glendale Arizona

Posted by Matt Smith , 21 August 2006 - - - - - - · 368 views

We have quite a unique Christadelphian ecclesia here (to my way of thinking). We have a 4 native born Arizonians, 5 from Canada, 5 from Texas, 1 from Ohio, 1 from Mass., 1 from England, 1 from the midwest (Illinois, I think), 7 from Califonia and 26 from various parts of Africa. We also have 12 who do not come out (we are working on that). - NB: All numbe...






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