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What Does The Name Christadelphian Mean?
The name Christadelphian is derived from a combination of two greek words and means Christ's brethren or Brethren in Christ. It has been used to distinguish the community for over 120 years.

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Where Are Christadelphians Found?
We are located throughout the world. Like the early Christians, we meet in homes, rented rooms, and in some cases, our own halls. (Acts 1:13; 2:46; 18:7; 19:9; 28:30)
How Are Christadelphians Organized?
We are a lay community patterned after first century Christianity. Members of each congregation are addressed as "Brother" and "Sister", and all have an equal joint responsibility for the welfare of the church. A strong common belief binds our Brotherhood together. (Mt. 23:8-12; Rom. 12:4-6; Rom. 16:1; Gal. 3:28)
What Kind Of Life Do Christadelphians Lead?
God's Way of Salvation gives effective direction to our lives. We try to rely fully upon God and develop a faith which is active in prayer and good works. At the same time, however, we recognize that salvation is by grace. (1 Pet. 2:1-5; 2 Pet. 1:5-11; Jas. 2:17; 5:16; Eph 2:5-10)

With God's help, we seek to please and obey Him every day, striving to imitate Christ who faithfully obeyed his Father and unselfishly gave himself for mankind. (Phil. 2:13; 4:13; Eph. 3:20; Phil. 2:1- 5; Rom. 12:1-2; Eph. 5:1-2)

We therefore endeavor to be enthusiastic in work, loyal in marriage, generous in giving, dedicated in preaching, cheerful in living, and happy in our God. (Eph. 6:6-8; 2 Tim. 4:1-5; Jn. 16:33; Phil. 4:4-7)






A Detailed explanation of name Christadelphian

In order to register as conscientious objectors in the American Civil War, early members of our movement were asked to take an identifying name. Both the English expression "Brethren in Christ" (taken from Colossians 1:2) and the one-word equivalent "Christadelphian" were chosen. The name "Christadelphian" is formed from three Greek roots Christos (Christ), adelphoi (brethren) and the ending -ianos. As such, the name can be compared to "Christian" (one belonging to Christ) and "Philadelphia" (city of brotherly love). Both the names "Christadelphian" and "Brethren in Christ" are used in our community around the world, with the "Christadelphian" being more common.

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