Re: International Church of Christ
Date: October 29, 2007 10:55PM
You first have to be weary where you are getting your information.
I know people in the ICOC and they love it. They preach from the bible and do there best to follow what Jesus said. Not everyone within the church finds it bad. From what I heard a number of the ICOC have even chaged the ways they used to do stuff.
Coming from a Mainstream COC, i often find the services dreary, dull, the congreagation are just happy to sit in the pew once a week and think that is enough. ( not all but some) i myself have attended a ICOC and found it a breath of fresh air, i loved the sermon, and the people were so lovely. They came up and said hello and chatted. I recall it was so hard to even get a hello from some people from the mainline COC.
But if you and your husband have some concern, swallow your fear and ask them. If they lie that says alot about them and hopefully they will tell you the truth. I can also recall someone said look at there music book as on the first page it will have Bostom Movment or something of that regards printed in there.
Many people go off and plant new churches. I dont think people are forced to go, they are lead by God to go. Even missionaries have to leave their families for the harvest, Is that wrong?
I would hope a religious argument people looked at the bible. I would actually appraictate i more cause at least they were using the bible as a guide and not just their own opinions.
As for renting out buildings, it's only a building some maniline churches do the same as they cant afford to purchase proper buildings for worship, and at the end of the day its not where you worship but how you worship. ( With a sincere heart for God)
I hope I have been helpful. You really have to be careful before you go running around calling a group a cult or not.
I did hear a big clue about finding the ICOC churches is that they take the name of the city they are in, is this the case for your families church?