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 (1,000). This puts the figure at around 60,000.

Today's Exhortation

Readings: 1 Chronicles ch. 15; Ezekiel ch. 27; Luke ch. 24
We are living in days of universal unrest. We can all realise that is so. On every hand there is perplexity, unrest, instability, fearfulness. Each morning seems to bring some new problem which baffles the very highest efforts and the best endeavours on the part of the world's great men, and the old problems seem as far off any solution as ever from the natural point of view. Very often we find that what were regarded as the old remedies, time proves to be merely an exaggeration of the trouble, and new troubles arise which, as we have said, from the human point of view seem to present no possibility of any cure. So on every hand, universally, we are living in an age of unrest, of perplexity and turmoil. The world seems, as it were, to be built upon shifting sands, no founda¬tion, no security, and no stability.

Then when we turn from that to the ecclesial world there is the same unrest, the same features meet our eye at every turn. It is a time of unrest in the household of faith. Why? It seems to us because to a very large extent the real, simple, beautiful truths of the Bible are'overlooked. The real things which belong to our salvation, the things which cluster around these emblems upon the table, the simple fact that Christ died as a sacrifice for sin, and the fact that we have been ca