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

Reading: Acts ch. 9

Among the inspired Proverbs which the record tells us were copied out by the men of Hezekiah, we find these words: "It is the glory of God to conceal a thing; but the honour of kings is to search out a matter". To search out the deep things of God is an honour which is especially bestowed upon those who, on account of their faithfulness to His Truth, the Deity has marked out for His kings and priests in the day when the Lord Jesus Christ shall reign as Prince of the kings of the earth. It was the Lord Jesus Christ himself who declared: "For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad"; and somewhere in his writings our brother Dr. Thomas says, referring to this matter, that the mysteries of which the Scriptures speak were not mysteries in our modern understanding of the word, which can never be known or understood, but something which, hidden at one time, would later, according to the will of the Almighty, be revealed. So it is that in the divine wisdom certain mysteries, or hidden sayings, are recorded, the meaning of which was not fully understood at the time when they were uttered, but which became apparent, or revealed, to the servants of God in later times. Indeed we might say that the whole purpose of God has been revealed in this way. For example, there was the promise of a deliverer made to our firs