Hate Preacher Jonathan Bowen Shocks Swanwick Family Bible School!

Christadelphian
Jonathan Bowen
By Joseph Strong
(With minor editing by John Bedson)

During a presentation at the Christadelphian 2016 Swanwick Family Bible School, Hate Preacher Jonathan Bowen launched a vitriolic attack against Central Fellowship brethren and sisters who believe in Theistic Evolution (Evolutionary Creationism) accusing them of "destroying some of our Ecclesias and young people, bringing people off to their deaths." He threatened retribution against these brethren by resurrected Christadelphians. He threatened widespread genocide against non-believers committed by immortalised Christadelphians and a "bloodbath" at the start of the Kingdom Age. Click below to read transcripted highlights and to hear his two hour rant that frightened children and young people and offended older brethren and sisters.

JONATHAN BURKE DISFELLOWSHIPPED OVER EVOLUTION!

Jonathan Burke being questioned
by the Christadelphians
about his views on Evolution 
By John Bedson

Jonathan Burke has been disfellowshipped by the Christadelphians because of his belief in Evolution. This news is contained in the Ecclesial News section of the March 2016 issue of The Christadelphian magazine.

From a fourteen year old Christadelphian young person who deconverted

Paul Davis
AS ADVERTISED BY CHRISTADELPHIAN JONATHAN BOWEN AT THE 2016 SWANWICK FAMILY BIBLE SCHOOL!

Editors' Note: This is an article from our archives dating back to 2013. To protect Paul from trouble from the Christadelphians we have disguised all details about him including his picture. This amazing young person was only fourteen when he wrote this! He is an example of courage, intelligence and critical thinking skills to other Christadelphian young people. Our thanks to Christadelphian Jonathan Bowen for featuring this article in a talk at Swanwick Family Bible School.

Why Are They Leaving?

By Joseph Strong
Samuel is confused as to why they are leaving

"Doveryai, no proveryai" - (Trust but verify) - A Russian proverb

Trust but verify
By John Bedson

There is a Russian proverb “Doveryai, no proveryai.” (Trust but also verify). Regan used it to Gorbachev when Gorbachev asked Regan why he did not trust him on disarmament. That's all that we Ex-CDs are asking of the Christadelphians. We observe your faith and we trust you that it has foundation. But we need to verify your religion. We need to see some validation for your beliefs. But all we see is evidence that only has merit with people who have been brought up as children to believe that evidence.

An email message from Tim Harrington and the Australian Boronia Christadelphians received today

A Christadelphian voices his opinion
of Ex-Christadelphians
"You Neanderthal degenerate mutant turds never give up do you. You are the dogs that retufn (sic) to your isn (sic) vomit. You are the pigs that love wallowing in your own excretement. (sic) You are all a waste of mental space. The FOOL has said in his heart there is no God. Your god is your belly. - Bye bye morons"

Editor's note: Thanks for your message Tim and thanks to all of the delightful brethren and sisters at the Boronia Christadelphian ecclesia whom you represent at: http://www.ukchristadelphians.org.uk/info.asp?act=ecc&id=414 It's good to see that the spirit of intelligent, robust Christadelphian debate is alive and well at your ecclesia. As you have shown a interest in the thinking of Ex-Christadelphians, a group of us will favour you with a visit to one of your Wednesday evening "Seminars and Workshops"  ( http://www.bible4life.org.au/index.php/bible-education/seminars-and-workshops ) and explain to you why we prefer to "return to our own vomit" and "wallow in our own excrement" rather than share the fellowship of Christadelphians.
"There is always an easy solution to every human problem.
Neat, plausible and wrong." - H. L. Mencken.

The Miracle of the Sun


External article from 'pansapien'

"I've been thinking a bit more about miracles recently and wondering what would persuade someone to change their mind on the question of miracles happening (either from a believer to a skeptic or the other way around).

I was interested to discover a possible miracle that happened just under 100 years ago with apparently good evidence in support of it. The miracle is known as ‘The miracle of the Sun’, and happened in Portugal in 1917. The reason it particularly interested me is because I think it contains a number of the elements that people use in support of Jesus resurrection."

Click here to read the rest of the article

The Bible may be older than previously thought

Inscriptions from Arad
Courtesy of Tel Aviv University
(Michael Kordonsky)
and the Antiquities Authority
Academia has long debated how much of the Tanakh (Torah, Prophets and Writings) was written before the destruction of the First Temple in 586 BCE and the Babylonian exile, with exact dates of the compilation remaining a serious question for academic scholars. However, a new Tel Aviv University (TAU) study published in PNAS suggests that widespread literacy was required for the compilation of the texts, and provides evidence showing that this literacy already existed in the final days of the Kingdom of Judah before the destruction. The researchers claim that this large number of literate Jews set the stage for the compilation of biblical works, such as the books of the Tanakh from Deuteronomy to Second Kings. Click here for the rest of this article.

Michael Ashton refellowshipped


From The Christadelphian magazine April 2016

Help a Christadelphian

Christadelphians who lose their
faith often suffer confusion and
 substantial emotional pain
By John Bedson

A previous article has highlighted the fact that we need to turn our social media support of Christadelphians and Ex-Christadelphians into something more concrete. Considerable numbers of Christadelphians are re-evaluating, or losing their faith, while others have deconverted or been excommunicated. They need real-time, personal support, not just Internet based encouragement. 

Gog and Magog in surprise retreat from the Middle East - Christadelphian prophets fail again

In a surprise move, Russian President Vladimir Putin has today ordered his military to start withdrawing the "main part" of its forces in Syria. They will no longer "threaten" Israel. - Not that they ever did; they worked in close co-ordination with Israel and even let Israel attack their close allies the Hezbollah. Christadelphians who told us that Russia in the Middle East was a sign of the end and the return of Christ have been shown to be wrong yet again.

Ex-Christadelphian help needed in Southern California please

Do you live in
Southern California?
Can you help.
We urgently need an Ex-Christadelphian in Southern California to provide support for another Ex-Christadelphian who needs a visit. This person already belongs to our Facebook support group, but something more is required to help him or her get back on their feet again after losing their Christadelphian faith. They need to talk over their problems with a real person in confidence, not on Social Media. Can you help?


Meanwhile, on the "HMS Christadelphia" ...

By Steve Pryde


An artist's rendition of the
"HMS Christadelphia"

My take on the recent disfellowship of a member of the BEREA team. Although triggered by the news that Jon Burke had been disfellowshipped, this could apply equally well to any Berea Portal member that was/is targeted, including myself.

I hope you enjoy it :-)

The death of Almon McCann

Almon (Corky) McCann
1947 - 2016

By John Bedson

It is with much sorrow that we report the recent death of Almon (Corky) McCann on 5th February 2016 following a long battle with cancer. He was 68 years of age. Almon was the founder of this website in 2008 and also the founder of the Facebook Ex-Christadelphians group, which now numbers approximately two hundred members.

THE TRUTH? - Belief masquerading as knowledge

Ex-Christadelphian
Steve Pryde
By Steve Pryde

Is there a god? Is there life after death? People have been asking these sorts of questions for thousands of years. Some Christadelphians claim to have the answers. But do they actually know the answer? or is their claim to knowledge actually just belief masquerading as knowledge? Click here to read the rest of this article

The Bible's Human Origins: Parts 1 - 7

Steve Pryde
By Steve Pryde

Christadelphians believe that the Bible is the inerrant word of God and free of errors or contradictions. But is this belief justified? If we look objectively at the Bible, does it hold up as a reliable source of information? Can it be trusted? In this outstanding series of articles Ex-Christadelphian Steve Pryde provides an overview of the entire Bible and highlights many serious objections to the Christadelphian position.

Click here for part 1     Genesis 1
Click here for part 2     Genesis 1 - 11
Click here for part 3     Genesis continued
Click here for part 4     The Exodus
Click here for part 5     Kings and prophets
Click here for part 6/1  The Gospels part 1
Click here for part 6/2  The Gospels part 2
Click here for part 7     Acts and Paul's letters

Israel PM meets Putin to discuss deeper military coordination - Christadelphians wrong AGAIN!

Netanyahu and Putin
December 2015
Israeli and Russian (Christadelphians call Russia "Gog") military officials are set to meet on Tuesday for talks on deepening the two countries’ coordination in Syria,  Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, after talks with Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Paris climate conference. “I just had an important talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin. We agreed to deepen the coordination between us in order to prevent mishaps and to do so on a broad basis,” Netanyahu told reporters after their brief meeting. Click here for more.