One Bible many Churches - why?
It's true that all Christian denominations give at least token lip-service and allegiance to the Bible as the source of their beliefs. But do they read it? Do they believe it? Do they act upon it? Do they take it to heart as God speaking to us?
When people ask what's the difference between Christadelphians and other Christian denominations, we reply that the Christadelphian faith is based on the fact that every Christadelphian is expected to read the Bible every day for themselves, so that their faith is a personal faith based on their personal reading of the Bible.
Most Christian churches have a leader or personality who
tells them what to do and what to believe, whether it's the Pope, the
Archbishop of Canterbury, the Watch Tower organisation, Mary Baker Eddy,
Joseph Smith and so on. We believe the Bible teaches there is only
one leader, the Lord Jesus Christ, who said:
"call no man your father upon the earth; for one is your Father which is in heaven." (Matt 23:9)
Hence Christadelphians try to be led only by the Bible, which they read daily, and once through in every year; they have no central leader, each local congregation being responsible for its own affairs.
So, if you're thinking of choosing a church, we would
say to you, don't go for a nice minister or an impressive church
building. Use the test suggested by the Apostle John in his first
"Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God."(1 John 4:1)