The cOC is not a denomination that "says" anything. In fact, it is not a denomination. Christ's church can be recognized no matter what it is called just as a duck can be recognized for what it is by the way it looks and acts.What most of you have failed to see is you need to look to schripture for true salvation. I am a member of a C of C here in Huntsville. I assure you there is no brain washing or cult like activites. There are some CofC's in town that are very hell fire and brimstone acting and will through the book at you at every little thing. Most of these churches have failed to preach about grace. The C of C is still recovering from the saying "we are the only ones going to Heaven"
A person either belongs to the church (Kingdom) established, built, and bought with blood, by Jesus the messiah (or Christ), or they don't. If they don't they're simply not in a saved condition according to scripture.
This Kingdom was pointed to throughout the O.T. and during Jesus' personal ministry and it began soon after his ressurection when Peter preached in Acts 2.
We are told how to enter Christ's church (His body/kingdom) and we are instructed throughout the N.T. on how the church should act/be operated/managed etc. Denominations have taken man's teaching and added to/taken away from these teachings(some "Churches of Christ" may have done so too).
Any church following man's teachings or belonging to a man-made church or denomination are in danger of not following God's will as He has instructed us to do over and over by countless lessons throughout the old and new testaments.