Is the Church of Christ a cult

Is the Church of Christ a cult

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Vernon, TX

#1 Oct 16, 2010
Yes it a cult. It was started at Cane ridge KY by some Presbyterian preachers in 1801. It didn't get started good until 1906. They lie about the human founder. Barton Stone and Alexander Campbell started the church. It is a cult.

Pflugerville, TX

#2 Oct 16, 2010
i guess that depends on what you call a cult.
The Truth

Yorkville, IL

#3 Mar 26, 2011
It is absolutely not a cult. Cults have one strong leader and seek to control the thoughts and actions of believers to the point that members are not free to leave.

The churches of Christ are congregational, so churches have no formal affiliation with each other and do not have one leader, but rather, a preacher and elders so that no one person has too much authority.

The church follows the Bible directly and does not add any man-made creeds to the Word of God.

Lubbock, TX

#4 Apr 4, 2011
yes they do. they say only church of christ members go to heaven.

Since: Nov 10

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#5 Apr 10, 2011
I have heard that to, put we are not to judge. We need to pray for all churches

San Marcos, TX

#6 Apr 12, 2011
The church of Christ is not a cult. It is New Testament teachings. They do not believe that they are the only ones who go to heaven-- I have been a part of the church for 33 years and no one has told me that yet. I believe that all people are good, and that we are told to love one another, no matter what. Yes, that means I am gay friendly!

Washington, DC

#7 Apr 14, 2011
1. a particular system of religious worship, especially with reference to its rites and ceremonies.
2. an instance of great veneration of a person, ideal, or thing, especially as manifested by a body of admirers: the physical fitness cult.
3. the object of such devotion.
4. a group or sect bound together by veneration of the same thing, person, ideal, etc.
5. Sociology . a group having a sacred ideology and a set of rites centering around their sacred symbols.
6. a religion or sect considered to be false, unorthodox, or extremist, with members often living outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader.
7. the members of such a religion or sect.
8. any system for treating human sickness that originated by a person usually claiming to have sole insight into the nature of disease, and that employs methods regarded as unorthodox or unscientific.

So by definitions 1 and five yes and so are all organized religions, six could be argued but all cults aver they are the only

Leonard, TX

#8 Nov 1, 2011
It is the bible which teaches the Lord will only save one church.(Eph. 5:23).

...even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

He will save THE body.

the body = the church (Eph. 1:22,23)(Col 1:18,24).

The body is the church according to the word of God.

(1Cor. 12;20) teaches us that there is only one church.

20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.

Many members yet but one body (church).

The denominational world would have this very clear verse to read --->

..there are {many churches} within the {one church}, BUT that in NOT what the scripture says is it?

Simple logic would go a long way when dealing with the word of God.

As you read the scriptures above is their any way you would come up with the idea that 1000s of churches will be approved by God?

Of course not.

We must stop playing the emotional games and just go back to the Bible alone.

Let us not add or subtract from the Holy Writ.(1Cor. 4:6)(Rev. 22:18,19)(Deut. 4:2).

Leonard, TX

#9 Nov 1, 2011
Jesussaves wrote:
Yes it a cult. It was started at Cane ridge KY by some Presbyterian preachers in 1801. It didn't get started good until 1906. They lie about the human founder. Barton Stone and Alexander Campbell started the church. It is a cult.
I respectfully disagree with you on this matter.

(Rom. 16:16)

16 Salute one another with an holy kiss. The churches of Christ salute you.

It seems the word of God also disagrees with you.

The scripture above was wrote during the 1st century (Rom. 16:16). It was the only church back then.

So, with this kind of evidence I would not use the Cane Ridge Argument anymore.

As far as the founder of the church of Christ, it was Jesus Christ (Mt. 16:18)(Acts 20:28)(Eph. 1:22,23)(Col. 1:18,24).

May I ask you which church you attend since you do not attend the church of Christ found in (Rom. 16:16)?

May I ask who is the head of the church you attend?(John 14:6)

May I ask who founded the church you attend?(Isa. 55:8,9)

May I ask if the church you attend has an earthly headquarters?(Mt. 15:9)

May I ask if the church you attend has a creebook other than the bible?(1Cor. 4:6)(Deut. 4:2)(Gal. 1:6-9)

May I ask if the church you attend was established in Jerusalem as the bible prophesied?(Isa. 2:1-5)

The church of Christ was established in (Acts 2:36-47) on the day of Pentecost just as the prophets said.

The church of Christ, which I attend, was established in Jerusalem just as (Isa.2:1-5) prophecied.

I look forward to discussing this with you anytime, but let us do it in light of the bible and not in light of the thoughts of men (Gal. 1:10).

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness(2Peter 1:3).

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