C H R I S T A D E L P H I A N R E S E A R C H
The Authority of the Bible
How do Christadelphians view the Bible and what do the beliefs in the inspiration and infallibility of the Bible involve? What difficulties does this idea present when we read the Bible for ourselves? A basic consideration of the topic underlying the idea of “the authority of the Bible”?
Did the early Christians follow the idea of the Bible alone, or is it a later idea?
The Bible was not written as one book. It is a set of 66 books in 2 libraries. Who decided which books were the ones to include?
Having an infallible, authoritative book is only of value if it is accessible to people. A look at the diffciulties and obstacles that limited the availability of the Bible
A look at the significance of the Protestant Reformation and how it changed the way people viewed the centrality of the Bible to their faith.
The semantic pragmatics of language considered.
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THE TRINITY HURDLE
NOVEL: HOLY BIBLE
You lay a great stress upon facts throughout your letters, and are incessant in your demand that I should attend to them. This is good; but facts have to be rightly put together, and then you must have all the facts. I do not think you put the facts rightly together, and you leave out some, I am sure.
(Robert Roberts, a Christadelphian Pioneer, quoted
by Ruth McHaffie in Brethren Indeed)
The Spirit of liberty, based upon the law of faith, is the Spirit of Christ; and this spirit all the Sons of God are privileged to possess, and having it, to breathe. I claim the right of exercising this privilege, as well as my contemporaries; and I require of them that they should do to me as once they loudly required others to do to them…
(written by John Thomas, the founder of the Christadelphians, when he was against creeds in
The Apostolic Advocate magazine, August 1836)
(John Thomas, from Apostacy Unveiled, p. 137,
quoted in The Christadelphian Magazine, January 1906)
Must a man never progress? If he discovers an error in his premises, must he for ever hold to it for the sake of consistency? May such a calamity never befall me! Rather let me change every day, till I get right at last.
(from a letter written by John Thomas in 1848, quoted by Robert Roberts, in Dr. Thomas: His Life and Work)
Do what is right; be valiant for the Truth; teach it without compromise, and all lovers of the Truth will approve you. For all others you need not care a rush!
(from a letter written by John Thomas to Robert Roberts and published in The Christadelphian magazine, February 1866)