Important Differences

Often we are asked, "How are you different from other Christian Groups"?

Apart from our distinctive organisation (with no clergy or hierarchy), some of our doctrines are quite different from most churches.

For example, we reject the doctrine of the "Trinity". This doctrine developed 300 years after Jesus died as a result of disputes within the orthodox church. The Bible teaches that Jesus is the Son of God but nowhere does it speak of him "pre-existing" in heaven as "God the Son".

We also reject the idea of an "immortal soul" that goes to heaven at death. The Bible teaches that the only hope for eternal life is through a resurrection when Jesus returns.

Another difference is that we believe that baptism is essential and for adults only. We believe that sprinkling of babies is not baptism.

We also believe that the Bible uses the "devil" as a symbol of sinful human nature, and so we reject the doctrine of a supernatural tempter.