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.

Today's Exhortation

REMEMBER THESE THINGS Readings: Psalm 87; Mark ch,. 15

Our meeting together this morning, as we frequently remind one another, is essentially a meeting of remembrance. And as we do so frequently remind one another of this, perhaps we might be tempted to say—can we forget? Yet we know from experience that it is possible to forget; at least it is possible to forget certain aspects of it; and we realise that it is necessary that our remembrance shall be of a certain kind. It is not sufficient merely to remember, as orthodoxy does, that Christ died on the cross and that our sins are forgiven thereby. There is much more than that that we should remember. And so it is not for nothing that the apostle said that we must give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

As we say, our remembrance must take a certain form. It must embrace certain definite facts, otherwise it is not the remembrance Jesus would have us keep. Christendom in its many varied branches carries through its own particular version of this dying command of our absent Lord, and yet we know they cannot possibly be a true remembrance of what Christ accomplished; for the most part they are merely travesties of this feast. For instance, those who have a zeal but not according to knowledge, conform to an obligation whicn they have laid upon themselves and which the Scriptures do not enjoin, and substitute for wine a liquid whi