First John (7) – God Is Love

It will be recalled that at the time of 1 John there had been an ecclesial split over the teaching of the Gnostics. The Gnostics claimed to possess a profound knowledge (Gk: gnosis) of God and to have an … Read more “First John (7) – God Is Love”

First John (6) – Cain and Christ

In First John, the Apostle John wrote to counter the wrong doctrine and wrong practice of the Gnostics. The Gnostics claimed a special experiential knowledge (Gk gnosis) of God, yet sadly their lives were more about experiencing sin, as … Read more “First John (6) – Cain and Christ”

First John (5) – Becoming Sons of God

The first epistle of John was written to expose the false teachings of the Gnostics and encourage the faith of those that remained in the ecclesia after the Gnostics had left. The Gnostics claimed to have a superior knowledge (Gk … Read more “First John (5) – Becoming Sons of God”

First John (4) – Abide in the Son and in the Father

In the epistle of John, the apostle is writing to counter the false teachings of the Gnostics, but also to encourage the brothers and sisters left behind when the Gnostics had left the ecclesia. The table below shows the structure … Read more “First John (4) – Abide in the Son and in the Father”

First John (3) – To Know God and Love Our Brother (2:3-17)

The first epistle of John was written around AD90 to provide guidance and comfort to those brothers and sisters that had just experienced an ecclesial split following the Gnostic heresy. As John wrote: “They went out from us” (2:19).

The … Read more “First John (3) – To Know God and Love Our Brother (2:3-17)”

First John (2) – Our Fellowship Is With The Father

The aged Apostle John is writing this epistle around AD90 to provide guidance and comfort to those brothers and sisters that had just experienced an ecclesial split, where those that followed the Gnostic heresy had left: They went out … Read more “First John (2) – Our Fellowship Is With The Father”

First John (1)

Even at a superficial reading, it is evident that the first epistle of John contains many wonderful and encouraging themes. For example:

“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons … Read more “First John (1)”

Brexit

Since the referendum

Over two and half years ago, in June 2016, the people of Britain voted in a referendum to leave Europe (Brexit). This event has caused great excitement in the brotherhood because such a move has been expected

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Ethiopia and Libya

Christadelphians have been thrilled to see the fulfilment of Bible prophecy relating to some of the nations of Ezekiel 38 and Daniel 11 in recent events. We have seen Britain leaving the European Union as required in Ezekiel 38:13, because … Read more “Ethiopia and Libya”

Abundant in Goodness and Truth

In the midst of the majestic angelic presentation of the glory and character of Yahweh on the mount, Moses is informed that Yahweh is “abundant in goodness and truth”. The greatness of what is annunciated here is somewhat veiled by … Read more “Abundant in Goodness and Truth”

Abundant in Goodness and Truth

In the midst of the majestic angelic presentation of the glory and character of Yahweh on the mount, Moses is informed that Yahweh is “abundant in goodness and truth”. The greatness of what is annunciated here is somewhat veiled by … Read more “Abundant in Goodness and Truth”

1967/2007 In the Light of Bible Prophecy

Our understanding of the restoration of national Israel and our spiritual affinity to that nation is a precious heritage of our earliest beliefs (Acts 26:6–8; Rom 8:24; 9:3–5,11; 15:8; Gal 3:8,16,26–29). Despite being a fundamental belief unique to Christadelphians, it
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