Christadelphians

 

About US

Once a week we meet to worship God, and remember the sacrifice of His Son Jesus. This meeting consists of prayers, Bible readings, several hymns, and an ‘exhortation’ (word of encouragement) based on the Bible. A different brother gives the exhortation every week.

The name Christadelphian means “brethren in Christ.” The Richmond Christadelphian Chapel has been meeting in the same building since it was built in the 1920s. Christadelphians are a world-wide community of Bible students whose fellowship is based on a common understanding of the Scriptures. We have no other sacred texts other than the Holy Bible and we have no central organization telling us what to do and believe. Rather we are tied together everywhere by our distinctive beliefs, which are freely and independently derived.

The Richmond Chapel streams our services via video/audio every week, in hope that we can share our message to anyone wishing to listen.

 

Our Beliefs

  • The commandments and example provided by God's Son, Jesus Christ, must determine our behavior and attitudes in all aspects of our lives. (I John 2:3-4, Romans 2:7) 

  • The Bible is the only current source of knowledge concerning God and His purposes.  It was wholly given by the unerring inspiration of God through its writers.  (II Peter 1:20-21, II Timothy 3:15-16)
  • There is ONE God, the Father, dwelling in heaven, who created the heavens, the earth, and all that is therein. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 40:28))
  • Jesus Christ is the Son of God, begotten of Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit, in the lineage of King David. (Matthew 1:18, Romans 1:3-4, I John 5:20)  
  • Man is mortal, a creature of the dust. Immortality will be bestowed upon the worthy at the resurrection. (Genesis 2:7, Luke 20:35-37)
  • Man is unconscious in death, and the faithful depend upon resurrection for future life. (Ecclesiastes 9:5-6, John 5:28-29))
  • At the appearing of Christ, the responsible will "appear before the judgment seat of Christ to receive in body according to what they have done, whether it be good or bad." (2 Corinthians 5:10, Romans 14:10, I Peter 1:7) 
  • The gospel concerns the "Kingdom of God" and the "Things concerning the Name of Jesus Christ."  An understanding and adherence to these principles, including baptism, are necessary for salvation. (Acts 8:12, Galatians 3:27-29)
  • The Kingdom when established will be the kingdom of Israel restored, in the territory of the land promised to Abraham and his seed (Isaiah 9:7, Luke 1:31-33, Acts 15:16)
  • We remember the sacrifice of His Son Jesus by breaking bread and drinking wine. All baptized members take bread and wine. (1 Corinthians 11:23–26, 12:13; Matthew 26:26–30)