All prices are in AUD. An excellent publication by Brother Roberts, comprising a series of Questions and Answers of the Truth revealed in the Holy Scriptures, with proof-texts in full appended to nearly every answer. It is designed particularly for use in Sunday Schools, but is also very helpful in teaching the Truth to the enquiring mind of all ages. This publication also contains an Appendix containing questions and answers suited to the capacity of children under eight years of age. We highly recommend that Christadelphian Sunday Schools employ "The Instructor" as part of their regular tuition — as was once a recognised practice.

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The Christadelphian Instructor. It is the name of Christ and the Greek word for brother put into one. PROOF: "For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother" Matthew Henceforth I call you not servants" John , And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him" 1 John , PROOF: ".. For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother" Mark It has become, in fact, the name for a system of fable and error that has risen up in the world in the place of truth, in fulfilment of the predictions of the apostles.

Therefore, to be known as a "Christian" is not to be known as a believer of the Truth. PROOF: "And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus" 2 Tim They lived at different times, and each wrote his part independently of the others, but one Spirit moved them all, and enabled them to make known to men the mind of God in history, precept and prophecy, so that the Bible though composed of many books and parts, is the one Word of God.

PROOF: "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" 2 Timothy The Old Testament was written by Moses and the Prophets, who came after him. The New Testament was written by the Apostles. The New Testament was written during the lifetime of the Apostles, after the resurrection and ascension of Christ, over years ago. ANSWER: That He is kind, yet inflexible in the requirements of His law; loving and compassionate, yet terrible as a destroying fire against the rebellious and the guilty, forgiving towards offences, yet jealous of the dignity, the glory, and the supremacy of His name.

He is holy, and cannot look upon sin. He is wise, and cannot tolerate fools. He is true and faithful, and will destroy all the false and perfidious. He is just and true and perfect — at once the fountain of love and vengeance, the author of life and death, the source of reviving mercy and consuming fire.

He is eternal, unchangeable, unsearchable, infinite, glorious in power and majesty — the King immortal, the Possessor of heaven and earth, to whom alone is glory due. He is everywhere present and nothing can be hid from His knowledge. Do not I fill heaven and earth? Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell sheol , the grave ,behold,thou art there" Psalm ,8.

By this, heaven and earth have been made and are preserved in being from moment to moment. In this we live and move and have our being in Him. God and His Spirit cannot be separated. They are both one. The sun and the light that comes from the sun are both one So God, and the Spirit that comes from God, are both one. God is the centre and glorious substantial form of the Spirit that fills heaven and earth.

They teach me that I am always in the presence of God though I do not feel it, and that He always sees me even when it is dark though I cannot see Him. Nothing can happen without His knowing it. Even my inmost thoughts and intentions He can discern, though I should seek to keep them secret. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual" 1 Corinthians , A mortal body is weak; a spiritual body is strong.

A mortal body is corruptible, lustreless, and dishonorable; whereas a spiritual body is incorruptible, bright, and glorious. Even the clothes worn by a spiritual body can become as white as snow and as shining as the sun. It is sown in corruption; It is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.

There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body" 1 Corinthians For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes" Revelation , I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me" 1 Corinthians ; Acts They will rise from the dead at the coming of Christ, and appear before him to be judged, along with all others who are at that time brought to judgment.

When he has separated them from the unfaithful, the unfaithful will be dismissed from his presence to shame, corruption, and death, while they, the accepted, will be changed in a moment, all in one company, into the likeness of the body of their glorious judge. PROOF: " And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity" Matthew , And he informed me, and talked with me, and said At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee" Daniel And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men" Luke Art thou the man that spakest unto the woman?

And he said, I am.. The promise to us is that we shall become equal to them, and die no more. PROOF: "But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection" Luke , Three appeared to Abraham; two visited Sodom; one wrestled with Jacob, to whom also a host appeared; one led the Israelites out of Egypt; one withstood Balaam; one appeared to Gideon; one to Manoah; one to David; one to Daniel; one destroyed Sennacherib's army; one appeared to the father of John the Baptist; one to the mother of Jesus; one to the shepherds; a multitude sang on the plains of Bethlehem.

They appeared also at the resurrection of Christ and at various times to the Apostles after Christ's ascension. Sometimes they are spoken of as God.

I am the God of Bethel" Genesis , His name is in them. And "Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Beware of him, and obey his voice "all that I speak" v22 , provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him" Exodus , He dies and returns to the dust see above. So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep" Job , All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again" Ecclesiastes , Selah i.

Man is wholly mortal. God only has immortality. Immortality is something man has to seek for; it is a matter of promise and hope. It is the power of God by which he lives, and which returns to God when man dies. If God were to gather it all to Himself, man would perish from the universe. He is entirely dead, and knows no more than if he had never been born. The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day" Isaiah , I should have been as though I had not been; I should have been carried from the womb to the grave" Job 18, It is God's law that sinners must die.

Adam, our first father, sinned, and was sentenced to death before he had any children. Death began with him, and came to us through him. We receive the nature that he had after he was condemned to die.

We thus inherit his sentence of death. Besides this, we are all sinners ourselves. As death came by sin, so life will come by obedience. PROOF: "For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous" Romans How then can salvation come, if it is to depend on righteousness?

But God has not left man to himself. He has interposed in his affairs, and opened a way of righteousness in which he invites men to walk. God has brought righteousness near through Jesus Christ, and asks men to lay hold of it by faith in him. PROOF: "And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him" Isaiah Jesus Christ, v17 the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life" Romans For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth" Romans ,4.

Faith justifies from all past sins, and ensures peace with God; but works are requisite to retain His favour and secure acceptance at the last. I will give unto every one of you according to your works" Revelation , PROOF: "Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know" Acts So that on his Father's side he was the Son of God, and on his mother's side he was the son of David, and, therefore, a man partaking of David's nature, which was the nature common to all.

ANSWER: He was human as to the substance of which he was made; but divine as to the source from which he came, the spirit from which he derived his wisdom, and the pattern of the character which he possessed. PROOF: "Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same" Hebrews Jesus and the Father were one by the spirit, which, proceeding from the Father, embraced them both.

God was thus in Christ, and Christ was thus the manifestation of God: which things cannot be said of any other man. But as to co-equality and co-eternity, these are ideas that owe their existence to the speculations and disputations of Church theologians in the third and fourth centuries. They do not belong to the New Testament system of doctrine concerning Christ. This system teaches that the God of Christ was the Father, who fills heaven and earth by His spirit.

Christ disowned co-equality with the Father; and co-eternity is impossible in a son.


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What is the meaning of "Christadelphian"? Answer: It means brother or relative of Christ. It is the name of Christ and the Greek word for brother put into one. Who is a brother or relative of Christ? Answer: He who performs the will of God. Whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

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