Examining the Doctrine of the Church of Christ Denomination
In the next three portions of our study we will concentrate on the three main doctrinal areas that they believe set them apart from the rest of the Body of Christ:
A) Baptismal Regeneration B) No Musical Instruments in Worship C) Denial of the Present Day Ministry of the Holy Spirit
Now as you can see, none of these doctrinal issues is exclusively held by the Church of Christ denomination. Many churches erroneously believe in baptismal regeneration. Many choose not to have musical instruments in their worship service. And unfortunately, many reject the present day ministry of the Holy Spirit. But it is the logic that they use in defending their position on these issues that makes them "unique." Click on the buttons on the left to choose your next topic. It is best to go in the order they are listed.
UPDATE: Please keep in mind, on this site we are dealing with HISTORIC church of Christ doctrine. The Church of Christ denomination is in a phase of change and many Church of Christ congregations are beginning to turn their backs on their legalistic past. But the reality is that most Church of Christ denominations still adhere to their historic roots. We get scores of e-mails everyday from BOTH sides, so we know they BOTH exist. This site is not meant to tear down the Church of Christ denomination, just to point out its errors. Please don't take this site as a personal attack on you or your denomination. We are simply trying to level the playing field for those who don't know how to counter the exclusive claims of the Church of Christ denomination.
One last personal note...please don't confuse our feeble attempts at humor with sarcasm. In our attempts to deal with this serious subject in a less threatening way, we seem to have offended some. When you read terms like "Them's fightin' words," we are not trying to insinuate that southern members of the Church of Christ denomination are illiterate. Like I said, it was a weak attempt at humor, nothing more. Mea culpa!
Preacher Greg Gwin from the Collegevue Church of Christ in Columbia, TN has gone as far as to label us "hateful," which is quite a stretch: