During the past one hundred years several divisions have taken place
in the Christadelphian body. Some divisions have been because of personal conflicts,
others have been over doctrinal maters. It is always a shame to see diligent students of
the Bible lose the help that can come by mutual understanding and consideration of each
others thoughts. Two heads are better than one, but it seems that communication
separates men when they need to help one another. This is the problem at hand. Men by
nature do not want to take the time to understand each other. They prefer to pick at
certain words and not consider the thought that is behind them. They do not put forth the
effort to truly communicate. It is easier to "shut each other off" than to
attempt to understand what is meant. It has been said that "the hardest thing to open
is a close mind" and surely we must all agree.
As time has progressed, the gap between Christadelphians has grown
wider. The conflict has been perpetuated by heresy and rumors of what "they"
believe. Currently there are efforts being made to unite the Unamended and the Amended
factions of the Christadelphian body. The union would have been easier fifty years ago
than it is now. The reason it is now more difficult than then, is because the doctrines of
contention are more profound. The doctrines that brought about the division have grown to
be more extensive and devastating. New concepts have been added to support the already
weak platform of belief. The following is published to stimulate thinking among those who
are knowledgeable of Gods word, and care about the state of the household at the
return of the Master from heaven.
Please read with an open mind, not jumping to conclusions, ever
mindful of the love with which it is written. The household certainly needs your help and
prayers to overcome the problems with which it is burdened.