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

MAY 24

Reading: Isaiah ch. 14

There is a certain phrase which we frequently find in our reading of the Scriptures. In the historical sections and the narrative sections of the Bible we find that events are spoken of as having occurred upon "a day"; and very often reference is made to "this day" or "the day" upon which certain things have transpired. For example, "In the day that thou eatest thereof, dying thou shalt die"; again: "Sell me this day thy birthright." So it is that in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, etc., we have this constantly recurring phrase. In Joshua 8 we have a reference to the taking of the city of Ai: "And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it an heap for ever, even a desolation unto this day" But when we come to the prophets, there is a slight change in the phrase. With two exceptions all the prophets use frequently the phrase "In that day"; and of all the prophets who used that particular term or phrase, it is a peculiarity of the prophet Isaiah. Let us take one or two examples. Chap. 2.11: "The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down: and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.'''' V. 20: "In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats." It is exactly the same phrase which forms the opening to chapter 12: "And in that day thou shalt say, O