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

Reading: Mark ch. 14

Our readings during the past few days are calculated to bring us very near to Jesus, very near to the Kingdom of God. It is the last week that He spent in His earth-nature career; we have been able to follow Him day by day during what we may term the last week. Those things related in the chapter that we read yesterday, the signs of the times, all bring us near to Jesus, because they would have no meaning apart from Him coming back to earth again to put right all that is wrong. No wonder He says at the end of the chapter, "Watch." It brings us to the last few days, prior to the terrible ordeal, although it was a terrible ordeal all the way through His life. He must have had the picture of the cross day by day ever before His mind; it is impossible to conceive of any human being able to shut out that fact.

We read in our chapter, that after two days was the Feast of the Passover. This Feast of the Passover was a time of rejoicing to all who partook of it, reminding them of the days when God delivered them from Egypt; and, therefore, they could rejoice. But there was a party very busy at this moment, supposed to be the council of justice, the Sanhedrim; and what was the object of their meeting? Their minds were all centred upon one Man, as to how they could accomplish His death—the gentle Jesus meek and mild, who went about ever doing good, ever ready to listen to the wants of the p