Adamic Condemnation and the Responsibility Question
The Subjects Scripturally Set
and Reviewed in the Light of Christadelphian Writings
in a Lecture Delivered in Leeds, England, By
THE SUBJECTS SCRIPTURALLY CONSIDERED AND REVIEWED IN THE LIGHT OF
HISTORY OF THE CHRISTADELPHIAN WRITINGS OF THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES.
A LECTURE DELIVERED BY BRO. T. WILLIAMS, IN THE CHRISTADELPHIAN
HALL, GREAT GEORGE ST., LEEDS, ENG. REPRODUCED FROM MEMORY.
In 1903 the editor of the Advocate delivered a lecture upon the same
subject in the same hall, which was recently published in the Advocate. A local change
having taken place since then, it was deemed advisable by the Yorkshire brethren to invite
the members of the ecclesia's meeting on the "Amended" basis to come and hear an
explanation of the causes of division, and the possible means of removing the causes. The
following invitation was, therefore, issued:
Christadelphian Hall, 81 Great George St. Leeds, 26th
Nov., 1907. Dear Bro. or Sister: Greetings in "the Truth."
There appears to be some misunderstanding by the Ecclesia's in
England separated from us as regards the teaching of Bro. Thos. Williams, of Chicago, on
the question of "Adamic Condemnation." We have, therefore, invited him to
especially address members of the Yorkshire meetings in the above hall on Monday, Dec. 2nd,
at 7:30 p.m., and we have the greatest pleasure in asking you to attend, so that you may
hear and judge for yourself. Bro. Williams will reply to any question submitted in writing
by any brother or sister at that meeting. The subject of his address will be: "Adamic
Condemnation: Its Origin and Nature - Redemption Thereform, When and How?"
Trusting that we may have a goodly company of the believers, and
that all may be benefited.
I am, for the above Ecclesia,
Yours faithfully in Christ,
G.B. Suggitt, Recorder
Bro. Overton, late of London, but now of Boston, Lincolnshire,
kindly responded to the request to be chairman. There was a large assembly of brethren and
sisters from surrounding ecclesia's, forty, we were informed, coming from the "other
meeting" in Leeds. After a few appropriate remarks by the Chairman, Bro. Williams
delivered his lecture as follows: