Welcome to Christadelphians of Tanzania
The Christadelphians (a word created from the Greek for "Brethren in Christ"; cp. Colossians 1:2 — "brethren in Christ") are a Christian group that developed in the United Kingdom and North America in the 19th century. The name was coined by John Thomas, who was the group's founder. Christadelphians hold a view of Biblical Unitarianism. The group has often been described as a form of Messianic Judaism, as they share many of their beliefs and hopes with Judaism; notably the promises made to Abraham, Isaac and Israel whilst they also believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah.
Although no official membership figures are published, the Columbia Encyclopedia gives an estimated figure of 50,000 Christadelphians, who are spread across approximately 120 countries; there are established churches (or ecclesias, as they are often called) in many of those countries, along with isolated members. Census statistics are available for some countries. Estimates for the main centres of Christadelphian population are as follows: United Kingdom (18,000), Australia (9,987), Malawi (7,000), United States (6,500), Mozambique (7,500), Canada (3,375), New Zealand (1,785), Kenya (1,700), India (1,500) and Tanzania (100). This puts the figure at around 57,000.
THE WAY OF LIFE
Readings: Proverbs ch. 2; Luke ch. 16
Of necessity all Christadelphians are thoughtful and reflective men and women. There could never be an empty-headed son or daughter of God. We are under command to think deeply, to study, to meditate, to always be examining the ways of our lives. To pause for meditation comes naturally to the child of God, orin the the words of the Proverb, to continually ponder the paths of their feet. So by way of exhortation, let us each one ask ourselves this morning whether our present way of life is along that narrow way that will take us to the Kingdom.
Such an assessment is profitable, for the way to the Kingdom of God has always been well lit. The Word of God shows clearly every footstep along the way that we should each be going. Human kind can be divided into two parties, and God has so divided them. There are the vast majority in that broad way to destruction, and there is that small, selected minority making a conscious effort to keep along the restricted path that will take them to the Kingdom; and in every generation there have been those that have left the one path to go in the other, leaving the hopelessness of the one for the hopefulness of the other; and there have been, alas, those few who have left the path of life and have rejoined the masses as they have pressed along the way to everlasting destruction.
Inevitably, each one of us is making our way towards eternal life