Apologies to Corky if I came across too strong in either post. I am probably more angry with those who taught you the "truth" and showed you an "example" than anything else.
Usually if someone apologizes to me, I accept, but in this case there needs to be an understanding. What I have observed and experienced first hand doesn't leave me clueless and I am not ignorant of the fact that exclusive fellowships tend to not care less about their neighbors much less offer help in time of need. I am not talking about just Christadelphia but all exclusive fellowships of the premillennial view.
I am not on a self-righteous pedestal and pointing to the mote in my brother's eye because I don't care if you can see it or not. It is, however, a major flaw of the premillennial view of Christendom, because they ignore the plight of their fellow human beings today and imagine that Jesus will return tomorrow and fix it.
The suffering in the world is talked about by exclusive fellowships and they "wish" they could alleviate some of the suffering but yet "do" absolutely nothing about it. Well, faith without works is dead according to James and it reminds me of the words of Jesus in 25:32-40. He's not just talking about "the brotherhood" exclusively, because he mentions "all nations" and "strangers".
Think on it. Who is your neighbor? In answer to that question, Jesus gave the parable of the good Samaritan.
On the contrary, Richie, I do have a clue and I am not ignorant. It is through Abraham's "seed" that all nations are to be blessed and "if you be Christ's you are Abraham's seed". If you don't do it, who will? You've been waiting for Jesus to do it for 2,000 years - it hasn't happened, has it?
The Holocaust, could it have been prevented? Yes, it could have but in those days the Jews were the hated people of all Christendom, so they sat back, said nothing, and let it happen. As a southerner, I can remember the hatred of black people and God forbid that a black family attended a white church! It seems that "the kingdom of God" has a ways to go to be worthy of any return of Jesus.
Why doesn't God intervene and alleviate the suffering in the world? Because, He left you in charge of this planet, which makes it your job to take care of it and everything on it. Can't do it alone? That's not an excuse for doing nothing. You will be judged by what you do (or don't do) and not by what you believed (Rev. 20:13).
If you can understand what I'm saying, I accept your apology. Otherwise, I will have to shake the dust off my feet and move on.