Brethren in Christ
Who are Brothers in Christ and why do they call themselves Christadelphian?
1. What is the meaning of "Christadelphian"?
Answer: It means brother or relative of Christ. It is the name of Christ and the Greek word for Brother put into one.
2. Who is a brother or relative of Christ?
Answer: He who performs the will of God. MAT 12:50, JOH 15:14-15 1
3. What is the will of God that we should do?
Answer: That we believe in His Son Jesus Christ and keep His commandments. JOH 6:29, 1JO 3:23-24 2
4. Who is it that has given the name "Christ's Brethren" to those who do the will of God?
Answer: It is Christ himself who has done so. HEB 2:11, MAT 28:10, MAR 3:34, ROM 8:29 3
5. Why are the brethren of Christ called Christadelphians in our day instead of Christian?
Answer: Because multitudes are called Christian who do not believe the truth concerning Christ or obey his commandments. It has become, in fact, the name for a system of fable, and error that has risen up in the world in the place of truth, in fulfillment of the predictions of the apostles. Therefore, to be known as a "Christian" is not to be known as a believer of the truth. 2TI 4:4, ACT 20:30, 2PE 2:2, ISA 60:2, ISA 25:7, REV 17:2, REV 18:23 4
1“For whoever does the will of my heavenly Father–these are my brother and sister and mother.”” (Mt 12:50 MHM)
“As long as you continue doing my commandments, you are my friends. I am not saying you [apostles] are slaves, because the slave has no idea what his master is doing. But I call you friends because everything I heard alongside my Father I made known to you [apostles].” (Joh 15:14-15 MHM)
2“Jesus answered them: “This is the work of The God, so that you might believe in the One [The God] sent forth.”” (Joh 6:29 MHM)
“And this is His commandment: we should believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and continue to show compassionate affection to one another, just as He gave to us a commandment. And the person observing His commandments remains in Him and He in them; and by this we continue to know from the Pneuma He gave us that He remains in us.” (1Jo 3:23-24 MHM)
3“Because [Jesus] the One sanctifying, and those who are being sanctified, all originate from One [God]. So for this reason [Jesus] has no cause to be ashamed in calling [those sanctified] “brothers”” (Heb 2:11 MHM)
“Now Jesus spoke to them, “Do not be frightened! Go and report back to my brothers so that they might leave for Galilee and there they will see me.”” (Mt 28:10 MHM)
“Then Jesus gazed intently at all those sitting around him, saying: “Behold, my mother and my brothers!” (Mr 3:34 MHM)
“Because whomever He foreknew He also marked out in advance that they be conformed to the image of His Son that he might be the Firstborn of many brothers.” (Ro 8:29 MHM)
4“They will turn away for sure from listening to the Truth, and instead they will turn aside to myths.” (2Ti 4:4 MHM)
“Also, right from among you [elders] men will appear speaking twisted things to mislead the disciples to follow them.”” (Ac 20:30 MHM)
“and many will follow them out into their acts of loose conduct, by whom the way of the truth will be blasphemed.” (2Pe 2:2 MHM)
“For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the peoples; but Jehovah will arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.” (Isa 60:2 ASV)
“And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering that covereth all peoples, and the veil that is spread over all nations.” (Isa 25:7 ASV)
“with whom the kings of the earth committed prostitution. And these kings made earth’s inhabitants drunk because of the wine of her prostitution.”” (Re 17:2 MHM)
“No lit lamp shall shine ever again. The voices of a bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you again. Because your traveling merchants were the strong men of the earth. For by your druggery you made all the nations err.” (Re 18:23 MHM)