What We Believe
We are Bible students and have been meeting in Southport for over 100 years, fifty of those in our hall at Part Street.
The name "Christadelphian" comes from the Greek phrase "Christou Adelphoi" and means simply "brothers (and sisters) in Christ".
DAILY BIBLE READINGS
We follow a Bible reading planner throughout the year which comprises of two Old Testament chapters & one New Testament chapter. It takes about 20 minutes to read or listen to. Over the course of a year you will have read the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice.
Following the same Bible reading planner is helpful because we are "all on the same page" so to speak and makes for more effective Bible study. Christadelphians all over the world follow the same planner in addition to their own Bible studies. Contact us if you would like a free copy. Or get your free "Key to the Bible" available online or for smartphone at the App Store & Google Play. "Key to the Bible" is an online Bible with reading plan, videos & lots more.
There are Christadelphian halls (ecclesias) in towns and cities throughout the UK and around the world. If you are not from Southport and would like to look up your nearest Christadelphian hall, visit this website: www.thisisyourbible.com
Ecclesia is a Greek word found in the New Testament. It means “assembly” or “called out” and is often translated as "church". The word "ecclesia" refers more to the believers than a building.
In addition to the Sunday services & Sunday School listed on our Home page we have Bible Class, Study Groups and social events. They are often at different locations so please get in touch to find out more - let us know what you are interested in.
Glad Tidings is a monthly magazine. You can read it onlinewww.gladtidingsmagazine.org/current-issue/ or get in touch and we will post you a free copy.
A series of booklets are available to read online or get in touch and we will post you a free copy.
Our aim is to follow as closely as possible, the teaching and example of Jesus, as recorded in the Bible. We endeavour to read the whole Bible every year and as a result of these studies, hold the following beliefs:
We believe that the Bible is God's only message to mankind, given to bring responsive individuals to the obedience of faith. The Bible is our only authority and we believe that it should be read prayerfully and with care at every opportunity.
Romans 16:26 / Acts 17:11 / 2 Timothy 3:16-17 / 2 Peter 1:20-21
There is only one eternal, immortal God. Jesus Christ is His only begotten son, and the holy spirit is His power.
Isaiah 45:5-7 / 1 Timothy 1:17 / Luke 1:35 / Acts 1:8 / 1 Corinthians 8:6
Man is mortal and a sinner before God. His whole being is prone to sin and the punishment for sin is death, the end of all life.
Job 4:17 / Romans 3:23 / Jeremiah 17:9 / Mark 7:21-23 / James 1:13-15 / Romans 6:23 / Ecclesiastes 9: 5-10 / Psalms 146:4
In his love, God sent His son, the man Jesus into the world to save men from their sins. Those who believe in him will not perish but have everlasting life.
Luke 1:35 / Matthew 1:20-21 / Matthew 3:17 / John 3:16
The only hope of life after death is the resurrection of the body and everlasting life in God's Kingdom on earth.
Psalm 49:12-20 / 1 Corinthians 15:12-30 / Romans 8:22-39 / Acts 24:15 / John 11:25-26 / Revelation 5:10 / Revelation 20:4
Sacrifice of Christ
Jesus was sinless. He died to show God's righteousness and to redeem those who receive this sacrifice by faith. God raised him from the dead, gave him immortality, granted him all authority in heaven and on earth and set him as the mediator between God and man.
Ephesians 1:19-23 / 1 Timothy 2:5-6 / Hebrews 4:14-16 / Romans 3:21-26
Return of Jesus
Jesus will return to the earth soon. Then he will raise many of the dead, judge them with the living, and give his faithful followers everlasting life in the Kingdom of God.
Acts 1:11 / Revelation 22:12 / Luke 21:20-32 / John 5:28-29 / Daniel 12:2 / 2 Timothy 4:1 / Matthew 25:31-34
Kingdom of God
The Kingdom of God will be established on earth. Jesus will be King in Jerusalem, his dominion worldwide and his government will bring eternal righteousness and peace.
Daniel 2:44 / Daniel 7:27 / Acts 3:21 / Jeremiah 3:17 / Isaiah 2:2-4 / Psalm 72 / Daniel 7:14 / Isaiah 9:6-9 / Isaiah 11:1-9 / Isaiah 61:1-11
The Gospel is inseparable from the promises which God made to Abraham and David in Old Testament times. These promises find their fulfillment in Jesus Christ.
Galatians 3:6-9 / Galatians 16:26-29 / Genesis 13:14-17 / Genesis 22:15-18 / 2 Samuel 7:12-16 / Luke 1:31-33
The Way of Salvation
The way to enter the Kingdom of God is by faith. This involves belief in the Bible and obedience to it's requirements that men and women confess their sins, repent, be baptised and follow Jesus faithfully.
Hebrews 11:6 / 1 Thessalonians 2:13 / 2 Timothy 3:15 / Acts 2:37-38 / Acts 4:12 / Mark 16:16 / John 3:3-5 / Matthew 16:24-27