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.
TRUST AND CONFIDENCE IN GOD
Readings: Ezekiel ch. 18; Luke ch. 15
We have come around these emblems upon the table to remember Jesus and the love of God as shown to us through him, and to examine ourselves. If we were asked to summarise in two words all that we do week by week as we meet in this way, we suppose the words that will come readily to mind are Worship and Remembrance; and they are very closely connected.
Now, in this matter of worship in which we engage, there are many things which produce in man the desire to act in this way. He may contemplate the greatness of God. He may think upon His great power and His mighty works in creation. He may ponder the wisdom and love of God and His abhorrence of sin. These are facts that exercise the mind and produce in man a desire to worship; but even then it may not be completely what God rcquires of us, because with the contemplation of these things it may be fear that impels us so to do; and while such a feeling is undoubtedly purifying in its effect, it does not in itself adequately express what God delights to see in us as His children. Sometimes we suppose that all of us, as we contemplate the great eternal God, have difficulty in appreciating exactly what that thought means to us individually. He seems so great and so far away, and his power baffling to us. We may feel sometimes that we would like to have witnessed some of those awfu