Some questions from an African Christadelphian Recording Brother

Dear brothers,

My name is Balenga Ebengo, from the DR Congo. I am Christadephian (CBM), chairman of one ecclesia here in Baraka, East of the DR Congo.

I am so surprised at your organisation. When you call yourselves ex-christadelphians, I do not see any importance for this change. In what do you believe?

When I tried to visit your website, there are comments say you accept White, Black, Gay, Divorced, ... I think your faith becomes more and more dangerous because it is against the Bible basics. The Bible says, "you must reject men who have sex with men". I can call you to come once more in CBM.

Your brother in Christ,
Balenga Ebengo,
CBM Baraka-centre ecclesia.

Video: Was the emergence of life inevitable? - Dr. Eric Smith

Dr. Smith shows that the emergence of life on Earth might have been the inevitable consequence of a cascade of non-equilibrium phase transitions that opened new channels for chemical energy flow on Earth. The talk starts at 3.40 secs.

Gog and The Merchants of Tarshish fight side by side in the Middle East!

By John Bedson

Russian, British and US forces are allies in Syria 
Christadelphians are confounded by recent developments in the Middle East. Three years ago they were saying that Damascus would be destroyed in fulfillment of Bible prophecy. That prediction has since been abandoned, along with thousands of other Christadelphian predictions over the past one hundred and seventy five years.

Earth's earliest life forms may have been discovered

Haematite tubes from approximately four billion years old NSB hydrothermal vent deposits that represent the oldest microfossils and evidence for life on Earth yet discovered. Credit: Matthew Dodd

Editor's note: This evidence is not conclusive, but it is very exciting. Our best theory for the origin of life is that life formed under the sea in hydrothermal vents. See here for more and Google search 'Origin of life hydrothermal vents.

The Earth formed approximately 4.6 billion years ago and if these fossils are verified they could represent one of the 'missing links' between inanimate matter and self replicating life.

Science has never before found anything like these fossils. This could be the final nail that science has to drive into the coffin of Theism. We already know that God did not create the diversity of living species as described in Genesis. Evolution did that. But if God can be proven to have not formed life, the 'God of the gaps' will lose his last remaining hidey hole and Christadelphians will have to reconcile themselves to living in a world without God and a Bible that mostly is only myth, legend and human superstition. 

Dear Ex-Christadelphians

Perhaps you would print on your site some of the other side of the stories you present so people can get full pictures?

To Rob Hyndman

You say that there is no underpinning evidence (of God).

Could you comment on the change of view of Antony Flew, former global spokesman for Atheism?  He  reversed this position when he considered the coming together of the first cell, the origination of all of earth’s life.  In consequence he authored the book in 2004 “There is a God”.

To answer him, Rob Hyndman, please comment on how all the inanimate non-living components of hydrogen, oxygen, calcium, carbon etc. came together to make the first functioning and self-propagating.  Flew thought there was no answer until his death in 2011.  Perhaps you see some other answers, or know of some that have come since?

I am looking forward to reading this thread and answers to it on your website.

Joel Elgie Rosenau
Christadelphian of British Columbia

Dozens drowned in Africa as CBM "Day of Prayer for Rain in Malawi" is a success!

By John Bedson

Be careful what you pray for
The British Christadelphian Bible Mission (CBM) website contains an article about the drought in Malawi, part of which reads as follows:

"CBM Council have designated Sunday 6 November 2016 as a Day of Prayer, asking, at the start of the growing season that the Lord God will send sufficient rain to provide the right growing conditions to give a really good harvest."
God's response to the Christadelphians' request was delayed for approximately three months while he arranged for a team of meteorologist angels to fly from Heaven to Africa, but the full force of the Christadelphian intercession can now be witnessed in a trail of death and destruction across Central and Southern Africa.

Cartoon: The "wisdom of the world"

Without a triple bypass you'll be dead within a week.
But as you are a Christadelphian, if you are going to
keep telling me that is "the wisdom of the world",
I recommend that you go home and pray for God
to unblock your coronary arteries.

The Christadelphians: "Bigoted, Racist, isolated sexual abusers..."

By Joseph Strong

".....With no care for anybody outside of their community...."

Did that get your attention?
It's the conclusion of a report from the Christadelphian group "Lively Stones Collective".

Anti-CBM Rebellion in Africa and the Anti-ACBM Rebellion in Australia

African Christadelphians want change
(Photoshopped picture)
By John Bedson (Australia), Mayende Erisania (Uganda) and Mbalanga Francis (Zambia) 

CBM and ACBM violation of the principle of ecclesial autonomy in the ecclesias that they control appears to be widespread. In Australia some NSW ecclesias have ceased donating to the ACBM because of ACBM interference in the affairs of the Taipei Taiwan ecclesia when Lampstand Christadelphians Carl Parry and Roger Evans paid them a flying visit last year to advise the disfellowshipping of bro. Jonathan Burke. This has caused dissatisfaction in Australian Christadelphian circles amongst brethren and sisters who continue to fellowship and break bread with Jonathan despite his Lampstand magazine inspired disfellowshipping. The British Christadelphians seem to be of the same opinion - for the next three weeks Jonathan Burke will be breaking bread at the Watford ecclesia in the UK!

A big "thank you" to Logos Christadelphian Jim Cowie

By John Bedson
Jim Cowie

Thanks Jim, for explaining the Logos Christadelphian thinking about coloured people in your talks and videos, especially one featured by Rugby ecclesia on YouTube. You have been a great help to us Ex-Christadelphians in our efforts to gain the confidence of African Christadelphian brethren and sisters who are understandably outraged at what some may consider to be Christadelphian racism in your talks.

More advice needed on plural marriages in Africa please

By John Bedson

A rec. bro. In Africa has asked for my advice and help dealing with plural marriage in his ecclesia. He specifically has asked for a list of ecclesias in the Developed World who would not disfellowship for a plural marriage.

Leaving my childhood religion

By (name withheld by editor)

I am a teenage "Christadelphian", at least to those around me. I have been struggling with faith ever since I was a child, and yet it is only recently that I have found the courage to try and break free from the constrictive hold of my childhood religion.

Cartoon: Where did all the money go?

I've asked Putin to hack the CBM
to find out where all our money went

Cartoon - Private school fees paid for by the CBM

"....... and our third collection will be for the Bible Mission to pay private school
fees in Uganda to dissuade African Christadelphians from deconverting."

(See John Bedson's comments about this, after the article immediately below.)

A new start for African Christadelphians

Editor's Note: I have removed this article because the content is no longer relevant. But I have left the discussion because much of it is of interest and readers might want to continue the discussion.