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The interview should be carried out in a friendly manner and not made into a long examination.

It goes without saying that a business meeting at which there is strife and contention is a disgrace to any ecclesia. He is the Head and the only gukde guide. There are many great church buildings where the spirit of Christ is not to be found.

Formation of a new Ecclesia This must always be done with the full, joyful blessing of the ecclesia to which the members of the proposed new ecclesia already belong. A separate meeting should always be held, even if it follows the other meetings, and a special opening prayer indicates that a business meeting has begun.

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Community Forum Software by IP. But if a really serious misunderstanding does arise, it is the duty of each to meet the other and put the matter right at once, in a spirit of forgiveness. Each faithful member is a member of the body of Christ 2 Christadelpihan 2.

It is the duty of the ecclesia to ensure by means of a careful interview of each candidate that these requirements are met. Only when this has failed are we at liberty to withdraw. It is a wise practice for christaelphian appropriate reading from the Scriptures and hymns to accompany the baptismal ceremony. Parents may not find it easy to get their children to the Sunday School in a large city, but effort brings ultimate reward.


It is a tremendous privilege to be baptized as a Christadelphian and it must never be undertaken lightly. The principle of government by consent can only be practically applied by listening to the counsel and advice of brethren of maturity and spiritual experience, and when their counsel has been carefully weighed, accepting the decisions of the majority.

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christadelpian Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. Through baptism he becomes a child of God, and thereafter must continue faithfully in well-doing. The true secret of success This lies in the rich indwelling of the word of Christ in each individual member of the ecclesia —a state to be attained only by the daily and prayerful reading of the Scriptures. He will eccleaial the enthusiasm of the servant of Christ with the care, forethought and accuracy of a banker.

The baptismal Name When the candidate is ready the immerser asks him: If necessary, help from another ecclesia can wcclesial obtained. There is a constant temptation to compromise this faithful position by involvement in party politics, union agitations and other forms of activity which divide men asunder.

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In many ecclesias every new member is given a copy. Servants not masters The great principle which must inspire every ecclesia is the one laid down by Jesus himself: Then he is not a brotherly man, and not suitable, however great his practical abilities may be.

They will be enabled to do this more easily if they remember the apostolic command to submit to one another. Cases of sin and withdrawal Withdrawal is a serious step, and ought not to be taken lightly against any chrisgadelphian.

It is significant that of all the twelve apostles the only one who became a failure was the one appointed to be treasurer.

The servants of the Ecclesia Many ecclesias appoint the following servants: For baptism to be valid and effective there should be a serious disposition to follow Efclesial and a heartfelt repentance for the errors, misdeeds and ignorance of the past. If a candidate lives at a distance from an ecclesia it is preferable ecclrsial the baptism to be performed in their presence. If this is unsuccessful, one or two others should go along with the same end in view.


The only practicable basis of order in the circumstances existing in our age is that of mutual consent.

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Alongside these high and proper ideals, each ecclesia has to run its everyday affairs. It is a scriptural requirement that each brother and sister must meet at the table of the Lord as often as possible on the first christadelpbian of the week.

When every mind is influenced by the Word, the worst rules carry the ecclesia forward smoothly. You currently have javascript disabled. As Christ loved us and gave himself for the body, so each disciple should imitate him in genuine concern for the well-being of all. Expulsion is a different thing and generates an arrogant attitude. Back to Christadelphian Publications. Christadelohian if a majority should tuide upon something that very clearly involves denial of the truth, the minority might then have to consider whether continued fellowship with the majority would not be inconsistent with their duty to Christ.

It ought never to be taken unless all the resources of ecclesia scriptural rule of procedure have been exhausted.

They seek to impress people not by the largeness of their buildings but by the largeness of their hearts.

Such a doctrine is fraught with confusion and ruin.