By Jack Zavada Christadelphians hold several beliefs that differ from traditional Christian denominations.They do not mingle with other Christians, maintaining that they possess the truth and have no interest in ecumenism.
Bible - The 66 books of the Bible are the inerrant, "inspired word of God." Scripture is complete and sufficient for teaching the way to be saved.
Church - The word "ecclesia" is used by Christadelphians instead of church.
A Greek word, it is usually translated "church" in English Bibles.
It also means "a people called out." Local churches are autonomous.
Clergy - Christadelphians have no paid clergy, nor is there a hierarchical structure in this religion.
Elected male volunteers conduct services on a rotating basis.
Christadelphians means "Brothers in Christ." Members address each other as "Brother" and "Sister."Creed - Christadelphian beliefs adhere to no creeds; however they do have a list of 53 "Commandments of Christ," most drawn from his words in Scripture but some from the Epistles. The dead are in the "sleep of death," a state of unconsciousness.
Believers are resurrected at Christ's second coming.
Heaven, Hell - Heaven will be on a restored earth, with God reigning over his people, and Jerusalem as its capital. Amended Christadelphians believe the wicked are annihilated.