Doctrines to be Rejected

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Doctrines to be Rejected

As a further clarification to the points made in our Statement of Faith, we provide the following list of doctrines to be rejected.

Fellowship cannot be extended to anyone who holds, teaches, fellowships or countenances any of the doctrinal heresies referred to below:


1. We reject the doctrine - that the Bible is only partly the work of inspiration - or if wholly so, contains errors which inspiration has allowed.

2. We reject the doctrine - that God is three persons.

3. We reject the doctrine - that the Son of God was co-eternal with the Father.

4. We reject the doctrine - that Christ was born with a "free life."

5. We reject the doctrine - that Christ's nature was immaculate.

6. We reject the doctrine - that the Holy Spirit is a person distinct from the Father.

7. We reject the doctrine - that man has an immortal soul.

8. We reject the doctrine - that man consciously exists in death.

9. We reject the doctrine - that the wicked will suffer eternal torture in hell.

10. We reject the doctrine - that the righteous will ascend to the kingdoms beyond the skies when they die.

11. We reject the doctrine - that the devil is a supernatural being.

12. We reject the doctrine - that the Kingdom of God is "the church."

13. We reject the doctrine - that the Gospel is the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ merely.

14. We reject the doctrine - that Christ will not come till the close of the thousand years.

15. We reject the doctrine - that the tribunal of Christ, when he comes, is not for judgment of saints, but merely to divide among them different degrees of reward.

16. We reject the doctrine - that the resurrection is confined to the faithful.

17. We reject the doctrine - that the dead rise in an immortal state.

18. We reject the doctrine - that the subject-nations of the thousand years are immortal.

19. We reject the doctrine - that the Law of Moses is binding on believers of the Gospel.

20. We reject the doctrine - that the observance of Sunday is a matter of duty.

21. We reject the doctrine - that baby sprinkling is a doctrine of Scripture.

22. We reject the doctrine - that those without knowledge - through personal choice, immaturity, or lack of mental capacity - will be saved.

23. We reject the doctrine - that man can be saved by morality or sincerity, without the Gospel.

24. We reject the doctrine - that the Gospel alone will save, without obedience to Christ's commandments.

25. We reject the doctrine - that a man cannot believe without possessing the Spirit of God.

26. We reject the doctrine - that men are predestined to salvation unconditionally.

27. We reject the doctrine - that there is no sin in the flesh.

28. We reject the doctrine - that Joseph was the actual father of Jesus.

29. We reject the doctrine - that the earth will be destroyed.

30. We reject the doctrine - that baptism is not necessary to salvation.

31. We reject the doctrine - that a knowledge of the Truth is not necessary to make baptism valid.

32. We reject the doctrine - that some meats are to be refused on the score of uncleanness.

33. We reject the doctrine - that the English are the ten tribes of Israel, whose prosperity is a fulfillment of the promises made concerning Ephraim.

34. We reject the doctrine - that marriage with an unbeliever is lawful.

35. We reject the doctrine - that we are at liberty to serve in the Army, Navy, Police Force, or any service whatsoever requiring the Oath of Allegiance or use of force.

36. We reject the doctrine - that we are at liberty to take part in politics, or recover debts by legal coercion.

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  • Source for above copy of Doctrines to be Rejected

This source is a corruption of the official Christadelphian Doctrines to be Rejected, wherein there are 35 not 36 Doctrines to be Rejected

Doctrine to be Rejected number 35 in this misleading internet link has been made into two statements, the former of which has also been significantly reworded and added to

This citation is therefore invalid and misleading in some respects

DTBR 35, as attached to the Official Christadelphian Statement of Faith, reads as follows:


Reject 35. That we are at liberty to serve in the army, or as police constables* , take part in politics, or recover debts by legal coercion. * "or as police constables" was added in 1917

Please Note: In the officially accepted version there is therefore no forbidding of serving in the Navy (although almost all Christadelphians would refuse to do so,) nor the Police Force (other than as a Police Constable, due to the need for physical force to be used on occasions); neither is there any forbidding of giving Oaths of Allegiance (although most, if not all, Christadelphians would refuse to do so)