Church of Christ is a CULT - Brainwas...

Church of Christ is a CULT - Brainwashing From Youth

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FormerMember

Alcoa, TN

#1 Oct 13, 2011
I believe along with many others that coc is a Family Order Cult. They are actually on the list of American Cults.(that in itself is really interesting.)

The Church of Christ is a false religion because it is wrong on the essential Biblical plan of salvation. In fact, many Church of Christ ministers have taught that the Church of Christ group is the true church of Christ, and no one else is. They even go as far as to claim that people who haven't been baptized by a Church of Christ preacher will go to Hell. I distinctly recall a discussion I once had with a Church of Christ minister.

He was arrogant, doctrinally corrupt, and unsaved. He believed that for a person to be saved, they had to have faith, repent of sins, and be baptized. Well, that's two items too many! The only thing that God requires of men to be saved is faith alone in Christ.

"Repent" in the Bible, concerning salvation, simply means "a change of mind," not the forsaking of one's sins. The forsaking of one's sins is a result of growing in grace, which often takes many years, as a believer grows in the Lord. One does not have to surrender anything to the Lord to be saved, BUT, simply believe upon the Lord (Acts 16:31). The only thing that a person needs to repent of to be saved is their unbelief.

Salvation is a free gift (Romans 5:15). A "gift" has no strings attached. Many preachers have developed the bad habit of requiring people to walk down to the front of the church to be saved; BUT, that is a work not required by God. Why does a person need to walk down to the front of the church? Can't they be saved in their pew? Of course they can! If you'll simply believe upon Jesus Christ to forgive your sins and save you, then you will go to Heaven when you die (John 14:6; Romans 10:13).

2nd Corinthians 5:17 says, "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." Carefully notice the phrase, "if any man be in Christ..." The change comes AFTER a person is saved, not as a requirement to be saved. Salvation is like picking an old soda can out of the garbage. You've saved it, but it hasn't been recycled (converted) yet. Likewise, God pulls us out of the garbage when He saves us; BUT, now He must recycle us into His image. Christian growth in grace is not required to go to Heaven.

I know this shocks many self-righteous religious people; but it's Biblical (John 3:3; Romans 4:3-5; Ephesians 2:8,9). If you trust Jesus Christ as your Saviour, you're going to Heaven, whether you grow in the Lord or not while on earth. There are some lousy Christians in this world, but that doesn't mean they're not saved. King David was an adulterer, murderer, and crook; BUT, he only lost the joy of salvation, not salvation itself. Such rebellious believers will give account at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
FormerMember

Alcoa, TN

#2 Oct 13, 2011
'Baptismal Regeneration' is Unbiblical

Church of Christ members teach that baptism is required for salvation, but it is not. They believe that obedience is a part of salvation. However, the only thing which we must obey to be saved is the Gospel, "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ."

There is nothing in the Bible which requires a person to be baptized in order to be saved. On the contrary, we read in John 3:18, "He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." One who has trusted in Christ is saved, not condemned, whether he has been baptized or not. John 11:25, "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live." There is no mention in this verse concerning baptism.

Or what about John 10:9, "I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture." Again, there is no mention of being baptized to be saved. There are hundreds of New Testament references which mention faith in Christ, without baptism being mentioned. Clearly, it is faith alone in Christ which saves a person, without baptism. The Church of Christ cult teaches damnable heresies by ADDING requirements which God didn't add.

A careful study of the Scriptures with an honest heart makes it quite clear that works CANNOT save a person, "Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified IN HIS SIGHT: for by the law is the knowledge of sin." One cannot be justified in the sight of God by WORKS. When James spoke of being justified by works, he clearly stated...

"Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: SHEW ME thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

James was speaking about being justified in the SIGHT OF MEN. 1st Samuel 16:7 tells us why, "...for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart." Man cannot see our heart's faith, so he looks at our works instead. However, God can see our heart, and it is all that He looks at. It is true that faith without works is dead; BUT, it is equally true that salvation (justification in the sight of God), comes by faith, without works. Romans 4:6 states, "Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works." Baptism is a work, that if added to faith in Christ, will send a man to Hell forever.

Faith + any work = NO faith at all

"Baptismal regeneration" is simply the heretical teaching that one must be baptised in order to be saved. It is a Satanic doctrine, which is responsible for sending billions to Hell. The Catholic Church REQUIRES it's members to be baptized in order to go to Heaven. So does the Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Lutherans, Eastern Orthodox, etc. Jesus NEVER told anyone to get baptized to be saved. No one in the Old Testament was ever baptized; yet, we read that Abraham was justified by faith, without works (Genesis 15:6; Romans 4:3-5).
FormerMember

Alcoa, TN

#3 Oct 13, 2011
Conclusion

Please leave the Church of Christ cult if you've been entangled in their doctrinal trap. They also deny the existence of a literal Heaven, the millennial reign of Christ, the Rapture, and many other fundamental Bible teachings. The Church of Christ is bad news!!! They focus on baptism so much that the plain Biblical plan of salvation is obscured; thus, they have churchianity without Christianity. So many people go through the rituals and ceremonies of religion, but they never become born-again believers.

They join a church, get baptized, sing in a choir, tithe, go through the motions; BUT, they don't know Jesus Christ as Saviour. They go through the outward form of religion, thinking that they are obeying God's plan of salvation; BUT, they do not have the change of heart, because they are trusting the church and the form and the ceremony and holding out faithful and many other works of men, instead of depending solely on Jesus Christ. Psalm 118:8 declares, "It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man."

I say to the Church of Christ the same thing which the Apostle Paul said to the church at Galatia, "O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth"?(Galatians 3:1). O foolish Church of Christ, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth? You have erred after another Gospel (Galatians 1:6). The Biblical Gospel does NOT require baptism to be saved, nor does it require a person to forsake their sins. Such actions are "works," and then God would owe us salvation, which is unbiblical (Romans 4:4-5). Salvation is of God, paid for by the precious blood of Jesus. Our responsibility is to "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved..." (Acts 16:31)--and that's it!
WOW

Alcoa, TN

#4 Oct 13, 2011
I kind of agree with you... but not entirely. I know there are some good people there that dont mean any harm. But what i hate most is their point of view that "WE are right, no one else it, your goin to HELL!" They dont know any more than anyone else does.
I found a great website to help out. Any former or soon to be former COC this helps dramatically. I have been to many COC. But NEVER a member and NEVER will be. WAY to many Contradictions. Within themselves and the Holy Bible.
http://www.chocd.org/
bellazan

Alcoa, TN

#5 Oct 13, 2011
What about the connection between Bipolar Disorder and the Church of Christ goers. Studies show there is a connection there. It is said to be from the Brain Washing and Intellectual misleading of the Holy Bible. aka " They take what they want to believe out of the Bible and use it, rather than taking the Bible as a whole and taking understanding with full meaning" It dismantles the brains of young teens when they are old enough to understand the Bible for themselves, rather than taking the pounding of false information their family is putting in their heads (what they want them to hear, and nothing else). Then when they feel they should part from what they have been taught, they can't. Mainly because their family would DISOWN them. Then through stress and desire Bi Polar disorder is usually diagnosed.
ChineseLady

Alcoa, TN

#6 Oct 13, 2011
What do the Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Catholics, and the Church of Christ denomination all have in common? They each claim to have THE Way; THE Truth; and THE Life, and that no one gets to heaven without being a part of their organization! Certainly they can't all be right since their individual doctrinal beliefs are diametrically opposed to one another.

it tis on that website abve
google it

Ledbetter, KY

#7 Oct 13, 2011
Yes, church of christ is an insidious cult, although most outsiders won't realize that because church of christ mostly keeps the deeper cult-like teachings and behaviors quiet from outsiders. Even new converts don't often find out the worst teachings until they have been members for YEARS. Church of christers know that many of their doctrines are difficult for newcomers to accept, so they don't want to scare them off. They groom their new converts much the same way a pedophile grooms his next child victim...they tell you a little at a time, praise you when you agree, and keep expecting a little more from you at a time. By the time you get to the heart of their twisted beliefs, you've likely been well-groomed, slowly brain-washed to think that you have to believe whatever they say and do whatever they say or you will be doomed to an eternity in a very literal hell. Marriages and families break up over this. Here's the link to another thread that was recently posted about it. http://www.topix.com/forum/city/union-city-tn...
Joe Dirt

Alcoa, TN

#8 Oct 13, 2011
I be good ole Christian. I see no use in Church of Christ. all i need is the good old Holy Bible. Nothing else, no church of christ MAN MADE DOCTRINE!
Dyersburg

Alcoa, TN

#9 Oct 13, 2011
same dicussion is in dyerburg
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/dyersburg-tn/...
jimmy

United States

#10 Oct 13, 2011
2nd baptist is a cult!
hermanSimmone

Herndon, VA

#11 Oct 14, 2011
2nd baptist is not a cult, but church of christ is a cult, a true cult
Just my thought

United States

#12 Oct 14, 2011
All religions and churchs are cults.
GoodGrief

Longview, TX

#13 Oct 14, 2011
You ppl are crazy.
mission accomplished

United States

#14 Oct 14, 2011
Im glad former member got something straight. All you have to is believe and you are saved. The only problem I have with that is I don't believe that serial killers make to heaven just because they believe at the last moment. And I really don't believe the devil will end up in heaven because we know he believes in jesus and God because if he does then what is the use of a 1000 year reign of peace on earth. Im confused here please explain. You do help out methodist though because no baptism is needed
Old Man

Union City, TN

#15 Oct 14, 2011
I am a Mason and we Rule the world. If it was not for us most of you Low Budget inbread egg sucking dogs would not be around.
lol

Martin, TN

#16 Oct 14, 2011
Old Man wrote:
I am a Mason and we Rule the world. If it was not for us most of you Low Budget inbread egg sucking dogs would not be around.
YOU are a joke. All you do is sit around all day wishing your dink would get hard so you could yank off to kidde porn.
hmm?

United States

#17 Oct 15, 2011
What about Pentecostals?
really

Memphis, TN

#18 Oct 15, 2011
what about them?
Just my thought

United States

#19 Oct 15, 2011
God... think about it? Some little man up in Heaven looking down with ten rules in hand that you should not break and if you do you will go to Hell, but He loves you!!!!
hmm?

United States

#20 Oct 15, 2011
Are they a cult?

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