What is the meaning of "Christadelphian"?
It means brother or relative of Christ. It is the
name of Christ and the Greek word for brother
put into one.
Who is a brother or relative of Christ?
He who performs the will of God.
shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven,
the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.
are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command
you. Henceforth I call you not servants; (John
What is it the will of God that we should do?
That we believe in His Son Jesus Christ and keep
is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom
he hath sent. (John 6:29).
this is his commandment, that we should believe
on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love
one another, as he gave us commandment. And he
that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him.
(1 John 3:23-24).
Who is it that has given the name "Christ's
Brethren" to those who do the will of God?
It is Christ himself who has done so.
is not ashamed to call them BRETHREN, saying,
I will declare Thy name unto my brethren (Heb.
tell my BRETHREN that they go into Galilee, and
there shall they see me. (Matt. 28:10).
my mother and my BRETHREN (Mark 3:34).
Son, that he might be the firstborn among many
BRETHREN (Rom. 8:29).
Why are the brethren of Christ called Christadelphian
in our day instead of Christian?
Because multitudes are called Christian who do
not believe the truth concerning Christ or obey
his commandments. It has become, in fact, the
name for a system of fable, and error that has
risen up in the world in the place of truth, in
fulfillment of the predictions of the apostles.
Therefore, to be known as a "Christian"
is not to be known as a believer of the truth.
they shall turn away their ears from the truth,
and shall be turned unto fables. (2 Tim. 4:4).
of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse
things, to draw away disciples after them. (Acts
many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason
of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken
of. (2 Peter 2:2).
behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and
gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall
arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon
thee. (Isaiah 60:2).
he will destroy in this mountain the face of the
covering cast over all people, and the vail that
is spread over all nations. (Isaiah 25:7).
whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication,
and the inhabitants of the earth have been made
drunk with the wine of her fornication. (Rev.
the light of a candle shall shine no more at all
in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of
the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee:
for thy merchants were the great men of the earth;
for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.