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I have been frank enough in my posts, and have said that I have been attending the church for several years, that there is a lot of ministry going on at the church, that I am quite concerned (if not outraged) by some things that I have seen and heard recently at the ROC, and by what I have learned in the last couple weeks in this forum, that I am trying to make a decision as to what to do. Most likely it will be to leave the church.
If there is chronic immorality in the leadership, then I don't care how much ministry is going on, I don't want to be in that spiritual atmosphere, as it would be loaded with demons and curses, which would try to afflict anyone who attends there.
In the last week I have met in person two of the former-ROC posters in this thread, and they have generously provided a lot of insight toward helping me make the decision.
I hope that I didn't hit a nerve with the 'independent church' issue, I was just hoping for some discussion about the issue, as I question whether that is the issue here, as I know of a number of such churches that have had decent and honest histories. Denominational churches have their own set of problems.
What denomination do you think someone should attend (or pastor, should they believe that they are called to be one), who is charismatic and believes in Eternal Security? None of the Pentecostal denominations believe in Eternal Security, they all believe that you can lose your salvation. None of the denominations who believe in Eternal Security, are Pentecostal with regards to the gifts of the Spirit.
That is one example of many as to why there are non-denominational churches. If someone is called to be a pastor, they could easily be doctrinally out of place in every denomination.
The questions are directly relevant and on topic.
Until you are more forthcoming and frank about your purpose and opinions it seems that you may be little more than an "Internet troll" or apologist.
This thread has had some problems with that.
Please don't private message me. If you have something to say, say it here on the board where everyone can read it.