Karibu Wakristadelfiani wa Tanzania

Wakristadelfiani (neno umba kutoka Kigiriki kwa "Ndugu katika Kristo";. Linganisha Wakolosai 1:02 - "Ndugu katika Kristo") ni kundi la Kikristo kuwa maendeleo katika nchi za Uingereza na Amerika ya Kaskazini katika karne ya 19. Jina lilibuniwa na John Thomas, ambaye alikuwa mwanzilishi wa kikundi hicho. Wakristadelfiani kushikilia mtazamo wa Unitarianism Biblia.

Ingawa hakuna takwimu rasmi uanachama ni kuchapishwa, Encyclopedia Columbia inatoa takwimu ya makadirio ya Wakristadelfiani 50,000, ambao ni kuenea katika nchi takriban 120, kuna imara (au eklezia, kama wao mara nyingi huitwa) makanisa katika nyingi ya nchi hizo, pamoja na pekee wanachama. Sensa takwimu zinapatikana kwa baadhi ya nchi. Makadirio ya vituo vya kuu ya wakazi wa Kristadelfiani ni kama ifuatavyo: Uingereza (18,000), Australia (9987), Malawi (7000), Marekani (6500), Msumbiji (7500), Canada (3375), New Zealand (1785), Kenya (1700), India (1500) na Tanzania (1000). Hii unaweka takwimu karibu 60,00
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Todays Exhortation

MAY 20
REMEMBER THE GLORY

Reading: 2 Thessalonians chs. 1 and 2

We have just sung: "Be careful for nothing, the Lord is at hand; Remember the glory, Remember the land. Be fervent in spirit, be instant in prayer, work out your salvation, With trembling and fear." We are heirs of a promise which is so great that it almost defies imagination. We have to pinch ourselves sometimes to believe it is true that we shall be, by the grace of God, transformed from this mortality, from this weakness, to ever-living beings, able to praise God and to see our Lord Jesus Christ in the beauty of eternal life. This is set before everyone of us by the grace of God. We remember these things with such a simple ceremony, just by partaking of bread and wine. This is so unlike what the world wants when they think of religion. They want pomp, they want ceremony. We do not. Yet we are the recipients of awesome, great benevolence which is centred upon you and me. We are known, we are carefully selected by God. That is a wonderful thing to contemplate.

When we endeavour to rise to this knowledge and hope that is set before us, when we think of the sacrifice and the courage of our Lord Jesus Christ, and what he endured, and what he achieved, only then can we in some measure appreciate what our heavenly Father has done for us. We think that it is by Divine grace that we are being led from a prison. It is not a prison that man would make with stones and iron bars.

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