only way to become a true Christian is to believe
and be baptised into Christ. (See Galatians 3:27).
But before we can be baptised we must understand
the teaching of the Bible and believe it. (See
Acts 8:12). This booklet is to help you do this.
How to Use this Booklet
(1) Do not try to rush your preparation
for baptism. Many people need to study the Bible
for at least a year or two before they understand
it well enough to be baptised. If you have already
been studying the Bible for a long time, you may
be able to work through this booklet within a
(2) Work hard at your Bible study. It is
worth making a big effort, because eternal life
is a big prize. Be prepared to spend at least
half an hour a day - every day - reading the Bible
and thinking about what you have read.
(3) Take one question at a time. Read the
question and the answer. Then turn up the Bible
passages quoted in the answer. If you are sure
that you understand these, and that you agree
with the answer, then you can turn to the next
(4) Perhaps you will not understand some
of the Bible passages, or perhaps you will not
agree with some of the answers given. If so, please
ask your Christadelphian Bible teacher about them.
He is always ready to help you.
(5) If possible, try to study the Bible
in company with other people. You will be able
to help each other, and will make faster progress
(6) As well as working through this booklet,
you should read one or more chapters of the Bible
each day. The best way to do this is by following
the daily programme of readings given in another
booklet, The Bible Companion. You can obtain a
copy from any Christadelphian meeting or from
the publishers of this booklet.