Thomas statement of faith
What follows is an exact reproduction of the original
"Synopsis of the One Faith Taught by the Apostles", composed by Dr John Thomas
This synopsis was later referred to by Brother Thomas himself
as "a definition of the one faith and the one obedience... the definer's
creed... what he believes and holds as the truth as it is in Jesus." He seems to
have followed the pattern of the Apostles' Creed, reflecting the brevity and
simplicity of that document, while amplifying a few items.
This statement has been adopted by some Christadelphian
ecclesias, and is still in use today in certain quarters.
One God, inhabiting light unapproachable, yet everywhere present by universal
spirit (irradiant from Himself) revealed to Israel and manifested in
Jesus of Nazareth, a mortal man, who was
Born of Mary, by the Holy Spirit, and thus
constituted the Son of God;
He was put to death as a "sin offering";
Exalted to the heavens "until the restitution of all things",
Thus confirming the Promises made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; and
The Covenant made with David, which have realization in
The Second (personal) Coming of Jesus to the earth;
The Resurrection and Judgment of the whole household of God (just and
The bestowal of Immortality on those who are found worthy, and appointed rulers
in His kingdom;
The condemnation of the unworthy, to the second death;
The enthronement of Jesus Christ, the King of the Jews, and of the whole earth;
The establishment of the Kingdom of God (the kingdom of Israel), in the Holy
Involving the restoration of the Jews from dispersion;
The destruction of the Devil and his works, scripturally understood as sin and
the lusts of the flesh, in every mode of manifestation, and
The subjugation of all kingdoms and republics on earth.
The kingdom, in its mediatorial phase, will last one thousand years, and will
destroy "all enemies", including death itself.
The human race is essentially mortal, under the law of sin and death.
Jesus, the Christ, through death and resurrection, brought immortality to
Salvation is attainable only by the belief of the things concerning the Kingdom
of God and the Name of Jesus Christ; and
Baptism (ie, immersion) in water, for a union with that Name.
It is necessary to believe the Old Testament in order to have a correct New