Pioneer Christadelphian Appeal
we are presenting this page
so that you will know why we
have come into existence as a
separate group of
THE SCRIPTURES ALONE ARE OUR GUIDE
You may be aware of the situation today, when there
are many groups who claim to represent the Truth.
Some of these call themselves “Christadelphian”.
This name means “brother or sister of Christ”, and
was adopted by John Thomas to describe a body of
people who totally accept and endeavour to put into
practice the teaching of the Bible. John Thomas
was fully supported by his fellow pioneer and co-
labourer Robert Roberts..link to 'messages'- page 2.
These two brothers were Christadelphian pioneers.
John Thomas(later quoted by Robert Roberts)wrote:
“Christadelphianism is a term representative of the
system of the Truth taught by the written word con-
cerning Christ and His brethren.
It represents the Truth disinterred from the rubbish
of clerical and denominational tradition” -
link to 'Genuine Christadelphians'
The Scriptures reveal that declension from the Faith is
two-fold. Some tolerate wrong doctrines and practices.
Some add the traditions of men, and expect their mem-
bers to subscribe to them. Both extremes are unaccept-
able and an “abomination” to God.
Compare Deuteronomy 4v1,2;5v31-33;12v32;17v18-20;
28v14, Joshua 1v7-9; 23v6-8, Proverbs 4v20-27;17v15,
Ezekiel 13v19,22, 2nd John 8-11, 3rd John 5-11,
Note carefully the faithful example of Josiah, who “did
that which was right in the sight of the LORD, and walk-
ed in the ways of David his father, and DECLINED NEI-
THER TO THE RIGHT HAND, NOR TO THE LEFT”
2nd Chronicles 34v1,2. In the days of Christ, He identi-
fied the two extremes with the Sadducees (left-leaning,
lax) and the Pharisees (right-leaning, adding traditions of
men) and warned against both, Matthew 16v6-12. He
condemned them-Matthew 22v15-46;23v1-39;15v1-20.
The Lord taught His disciples to tread
“the narrow way, which leadeth unto life”, Matt.7v13-20.
The principles set out above are simply a reflection of the
character of God Himself-cp Exodus 34v4-8- "and this is
life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God,
and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent" - John 17v3.
Those who respond are "sanctif(ied)through(God's)truth"
(v17) "that they all may be one" (v21) - thus fulfilling the
prayer of Jesus Christ.
Honest-hearted believers who love the Truth
have been troubled by much declension from
the Faith, and have wondered what can be
done about it. It is our humble belief that
those of a ‘Pioneer’ mind should join togeth-
er. As Robert Roberts truly wrote-
“Unity is a beautiful and desirable thing, but
it has conditions and it requires no pleas.
Where it exists it exerts itself like a law of
nature……THE ONLY PRACTICABLE
RULE OF OPERATION AT PRESENT
IS FELLOWSHIP ON THE BASIS OF
ONENESS OF MIND”.
link to 'fellowship'
The only ecclesia recognized in the New Testament is
the one recorded in Acts 2v41-47, which was founded
upon "the apostles' doctrine and fellowship", to which
ecclesia "the Lord added...such as should be saved".
The only way we can have fellowship
with God individually is to "walk in the light", and if
we do this, then (and only then) can we "have fellow-
ship with each other" (1st John 1v3-7) in the ecclesia
(above) which meets upon "the apostles' doctrine and
fellowship". This is the essential truth of the doctrine
of fellowship which few today seem to understand.
link to 'seven ecclesias'
It would be a pleasure to hear from you.
The times are urgent, and the Master of
the House is about to return to judge
those who are responsible. May we,each
one, by believing & following the Truth,
wherever it might lead, be granted an
entrance into His glorious Kingdom.
The Pioneer Christadelphians
we welcome correspondence - our address is