Re: Christadelphian HELP PLEASE
Date: April 22, 2011 03:55AM
Andy, you are the one who is not hearing.
1. Christadelphians believe only followers of their narrow doctrinal beliefs can receive salvation. How much more "special" can they believe themselves to be?
2. I never stated John Thomas and his teachings are presented as being infallible. I stated Christadelphians, like most cults, had a central charismatic figure, and John Thomas was that figure.
3. My position of "ignorance" is derived from eighteen years of attendance in your meetings. If anyone else in Christendom is expected to achieve salvation on Judgement Day, it's news to me. I was taught everyone else in Christendom (outside of Christadelphianism) is lost, and many Christadelphians, as you posit, will also be found unworthy on that Day. I guess the six billion human beings on the planet are intended only as background scenery for the lives of Christadelphians....
The "good confession" you mention as being required prior to baptism, well, it is a "good confession" of your sect's teachings that is expected. Otherwise, the baptisms into your faith don't occur.
Christadelphianism is rigid, exclusionary, and elitist in these ways I have described. There is little doctrinal malleability, and little malleability in terms of many of the rules for behavior.