Summary

What Christadelphians Believe, continued

Second Coming - That Jesus Christ is to return from heaven to earth to establish the Kingdom of God. "Then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory." (Luke 21:27) Originally, the people of Israel were the kingdom of God on earth. The people and the land of Israel were destined for a unique work. They failed their responsibilities and their status was temporarily suspended. After centuries of dispersion and suffering, the people of Israel have returned to their land, yet in unbelief. This is the key event in the divine timetable for the return of Jesus Christ. However, there is also clear teaching in Bible prophesy that Israel will suffer a final invasion in order to achieve repentance, that finally Israel might be God's land and God's people. It will be at this time that Christ will return from heaven, raise the dead, judge those responsible and give immortality. Christ will reign for 1000 years, establishing peace and goodness, a new world order and a new civilisation.
Salvation - That salvation is the gift of God given to those men and women who are obedient to his commandments, the first of which is to 'Repent and be Baptised'. Belief and baptism allow us to share in the promises given to Abraham and in the future age described in Bible prophesy. It allows the forgiveness of sins and the possibility of resurrection and eternal life.
Baptism - That baptism is total immersion in water of an adult who knows the Gospel followed by a life of discipleship. Baptism is a symbolic death in water and a 'resurrection' to a new life as a son or daughter of God with new brothers and sisters in the family of believers. This symbolic death and resurrection enables disciples to have faith that even if they literally die, they will be raised from death when Jesus returns and have a hope of eternal life in the Kingdom of God.
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(by Colin Edwards)


Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
Revelation 22v14