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The Hyde Park Bible Centre is run by the Christadelphians in Unley area. 

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The name ‘Christadelphian’

Christadelphians could have called themselves Christians. But from about 100 A.D. some Christians began to change the original faith of Christ and his apostles. So, as most Christians now don’t have the same beliefs as they do, about 150 years ago Christadelphians chose a different name.

It was said of the followers of Christ, “he is not ashamed to call them brothers” (Hebrews 2 v 11). The name Christadelphian (Greek, like the New Testament original) simply means ‘brothers in Christ’.

Christadelphian beliefs

Based on the Bible, Christadelphians believe that:

  • The Bible is God’s only true message and reveals the true purpose of life

  • The one true God really cares about the earth and its preservation

  • God has made some promises that tell us about His plans to take over world government and establish one worldwide kingdom on earth, solving all human problems completely and * Jesus Christ is the Son of God and is the man appointed by God to be the future king of the world

  • Soon Jesus will return visibly to earth to reign from Jerusalem over Jews, Arabs and all nations

  • The Gospel is true – that Jesus lived, died and rose again to save us from sin and death and to give us a hope of life forever

  • Repentance, belief and baptism by immersion are essential for salvation

  • Resurrection of the body at the return of Jesus is the only way of escape from the curse of our mortality

 

All Christadelphian beliefs are the same as those taught by Jesus Christ and his apostles.

Christadelphian practices

The Christadelphians have no paid ministry, no robes, or elaborate ceremonies. There is no ‘head of the church’ and no legislative council. Their ecclesia's (the New Testament word for ‘church’) organise their own affairs, though the pattern is very similar everywhere. Like the ‘elders’ of New Testament times, members are appointed by each ecclesia to manage its affairs and preside at its meetings.

At the weekly meeting for the ‘breaking of bread’, there are hymns, prayers, readings from the Bible, and a short talk (an ‘exhortation’). The bread and wine circulate among all the ‘brothers and sisters’ present. Voluntary collections are taken to meet all the expenses.

Christadelphians hold regular public talks and exhibitions about the Bible and what it teaches, and have produced several public websites to help readers understand the Bible. They also teach children in Sunday Schools and Youth Groups. As a community, Christadelphians try to help and care for each other, with ecclesia's in many parts of the world.

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Who
What
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We’re focused on faith because it is bedrock to knowing God and it is what pleases Him.  Faith matters because it defines our life—forever.  We are founded on Biblical principles expressed in the hope of the Gospel—the gift of His Son and the coming Kingdom of God.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Worshipping God

Welcoming the Faithful

Witnessing to the World

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More on our beliefs

The Bible

We believe that the Bible is God’s only revealed message to mankind, given to bring responsive individuals to the obedience of faith. The Bible is our only authority and we teach that it should be read prayerfully and with care at every opportunity. Rom 16:26; Acts 17:11; 2Tim 3:16-17; 2Pet 1:20-21

God

There is only one eternal, immortal God. Jesus Christ is his only begotten son and the Holy Spirit is his power. Isa 45:5-7; 1Tim 1:17; 2:5; Lk 1:35; Acts 1:8; 1Cor 8:6

Man

Man is mortal and a sinner before God. His whole being is prone to sin and the punishment for sin is death, the end of all life. Job 4:17; Rom 3:23; Jer 17:9; Mk 7:21-23. Jms 1:13-15; Rom 6:23; Ecc 9:5-10; Psa 146:4

Jesus

In his love, God sent his son, the man Jesus into the world to save men from their sins. Those who believe in him will not perish, but have everlasting life. Lk 1:35; Mt 1:20-21; 3:17; Jn 3:16

Hope

The only hope of life after death is the resurrection of the body and everlasting life in God’s kingdom on earth. Psa 49:12-20; 1Cor 15:12-50; Rom 8:22-39; Acts 24:15; John 11:25-26; Rev 5:10; 20

Sacrifice of Jesus Christ

Jesus was sinless. He died to show God’s righteousness and to redeem those who receive this sacrifice by faith. God raised him from the dead, gave him immortality, granted him all authority in heaven and on earth, and set him as the mediator between God and men. Eph 1:19-23; 1Tim 2:5-6; Heb 4:14-16; Rom 3:21-26

Return of Jesus

Jesus will return to the earth soon. Then he will raise many of the dead, judge them with the living, and give his faithful followers everlasting life in the kingdom of God. Acts 1:11; Rev 22:12; Lk 21:20-32; John 5:28-29; Dan 12:2; 2Tim 4:1; Mt 25:31-34

Kingdom of God

The kingdom of God will be established on earth. Jesus will be king in Jerusalem, his dominion worldwide and his government will bring eternal righteousness and peace. Dan 2:44; 7:27; Acts 3:21; Jer 3:17; Isa 2:2-4; Psa 72; Dan 7:14; Isa 9:6-9; 11:1-9; 61:1-11

The Promises

The Gospel is inseparable from the promises, which God made to Abraham and David in Old Testament times. These promises find their fulfillment in Jesus Christ. Gal 3:6-9,16,26~29; Gen 13:14-17; 22:15-18; 2Sam 7:12-16; Lk 1:31-33

The Way of Salvation

The way to enter the kingdom of God is by faith. This involves belief in the Bible and obedience to its requirements that men and women confess their sins, repent, be baptized and follow Jesus faithfully. Heb 11:6; 1Thes 2:13; 2Tim 3:15; Acts 2:37-38; 4:12; Mk 16:16; Jn 3:3-5; Mt 16:24-27

The Life in Christ

As followers of Jesus Christ we endeavour to emulate him as much as we can. We believe in treating other people with respect and dignity. Where possible our community lives within the world community but stands aside from it in matters of politics, obeys the laws of the country in which we live and worships simply and freely.

We prefer to let the Bible speak for itself and determine the ways in which we should serve our God as believers who are separate from the world around us. We are citizens of the kingdom of God. 1Pet 2:13-17; Rom 12:9-21; Rom 13:1-7; Eph 4:29-32; Acts 5:29

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vision

WE BELIEVE that Jesus Christ is coming to the earth again, as He promised; to fully establish God’s Kingdom, to restore and renew the literal earth and to reward the faithful, those who are living and those who have been resurrected, with an eternal inheritance in God’s Kingdom.

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