Welcome to Christadelphians of Tanzania
The Christadelphians (a word created from the Greek for "Brethren in Christ"; cp. Colossians 1:2 — "brethren in Christ") are a Christian group that developed in the United Kingdom and North America in the 19th century. The name was coined by John Thomas, who was the group's founder. Christadelphians hold a view of Biblical Unitarianism. The group has often been described as a form of Messianic Judaism, as they share many of their beliefs and hopes with Judaism; notably the promises made to Abraham, Isaac and Israel whilst they also believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the promised Messiah.
Although no official membership figures are published, the Columbia Encyclopedia gives an estimated figure of 50,000 Christadelphians, who are spread across approximately 120 countries; there are established churches (or ecclesias, as they are often called) in many of those countries, along with isolated members. Census statistics are available for some countries. Estimates for the main centres of Christadelphian population are as follows: United Kingdom (18,000), Australia (9,987), Malawi (7,000), United States (6,500), Mozambique (7,500), Canada (3,375), New Zealand (1,785), Kenya (1,700), India (1,500) and Tanzania (100). This puts the figure at around 57,000.
THE VOICE OF TRUE WISDOM
Reading: Proverbs ch. 3
If most of us are sorry we are leaving the Psalms in our daily readings, the edge of our sorrow is taken off by the fact that we are commencing the Proverbs—an almost equally enjoyable portion of the word of truth in another way. The Psalms give prominence to God’s relation to our life and all our ways, as Creator, Sustainer, Regulator, and King. The Proverbs deal more with what we might call self-management by the means of His precepts, statutes, and judgment. Their object is defined in the brief preface with which the first chapter begins: “To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion,” to impart “the instruction of wisdom, justice and judgment and equity.” How valuable a result is this we easily estimate when we consider the difference between a man mentally furnished with these things and the man who is not.
Among all the chapters of Proverbs, none excels the one we have read—the 3rd. This is what we understand by a favourite chapter in Scotland. It was part of the domestic discipline in many a house two generations ago, to make the children learn it. Of course the children did not like it. They did not know what was good for them. They did not like day-school lessons, let alone those that had to do with higher wisdom. But wise parents disregarded their dislikes and compelled them to learn, with the result that