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.

Todays Exhortation

JULY 19

THE CROSS or THE CROWN

Reading: Matthew ch. 20                  

“Rejoice greatly, 0 daughter of Zion: shout, 0 daughter of Jerusalem, behold thy King cometh unto thee; he is just, and having salvation; lowly and riding upon an ass and upon a colt the foal of an ass.” Thus spake the prophet Zechariah. But of the central figure and cause of all this rejoicing it is written in Matthew 20.17—19: “Jesus going up to Jersusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem: and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock and to scourge and to crucify him, and the third day he shall rise again.” Despite such a clear warning of his destiny, the twelve did not understand. Jesus had previously warned them on several occasions, but they dismissed such warnings from their minds, being intent only on his Messiahship and his destiny to reign as King over Israel in Jerusalem. Luke records: “and they understood none of these things; and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.” How desperately lonely from human friendship and understanding must Jesus have felt! Only a few more days to live and these,his closest d

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