Q&A: Christian(s): Are you a Disciple of Christ? Know anyone who is a member of this denomination?

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Question by Ģőđ´ş Ċåņγàş: Christian(s): Are you a Disciple of Christ? Know anyone who is a member of this denomination?
http://www.disciples.org/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx

I really don’t know much about them> they seem Biblically sound> What do you think?

Thanks in advance,

p.s. Someone from this church witnessed to my brother and he’s feeling motivated to follow up on their invitation to visit and join, etc. I will be visiting with my brother tomorrow… just wondered what I would hear, etc.

Best answer:

Answer by Michael B – Repeal Prop. 8!
They support equality for God’s gay children, so yes, they are biblically sound. If one seeks a “church” that promotes the evil anti-gay agenda though, continue looking elsewhere.

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One Response to “Q&A: Christian(s): Are you a Disciple of Christ? Know anyone who is a member of this denomination?”

  1. Grey Tower says:

    I am a disciple of Christ but I do not belong to this denomination! At first glance, their beliefs appear to be Bible based. After doing a bit of research, I discovered the following:

    “The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)… was born in the 1800s, and continues to be influenced by its founding ideals of our unity in Christ with openness and diversity in practice and belief. The Disciples Vision, Mission, Imperative and Covenant statement calls the communion to be a faithful, growing church that demonstrates true community, deep Christian spirituality and a passion for justice. The church is identified with the Protestant “mainstream” and is widely involved in social and other concerns. Disciples have supported vigorously world and national programs of education, agricultural assistance, racial reconciliation, care of the developmentally disabled and aid to victims of war and calamity. The denomination now counts about 700,000 members in the United States and Canada in about 3,700 congregations. Numerically, the strength of the Disciples of Christ runs in a broad arc that sweeps from Ohio and Kentucky through the Midwest and down into Oklahoma and Texas.” (See first link below)

    “We celebrate diversity and do not expect everyone’s interpretation of the Bible or the Christian life to be identical. The Disciples of Christ, also known as the Christian Church, has no creed and gives its congregations complete autonomy in their doctrine. As a result, beliefs vary widely from individual church to church, and even among members within a church. Disciples of Christ consider the Bible to be the inspired Word of God and recognize 66 books in the canon, but beliefs vary on the inerrancy of Scripture. Individual churches cover the spectrum from fundamentalist to liberal. Views on heaven and hell among the Disciples of Christ range from belief in literal places, to trust in God to provide eternal justice. The church itself does not engage in “speculative theology” and lets its individual members decide for themselves.” (See second link below)

    “The Christian Church [CC(DoC)] has its headquarters in Indianapolis, IN. It is a relatively liberal Christian denomination, numbering about 834,000 members in the U.S. Their denomination is one of three to have emerged from the Stone-Campbell Movement which began in the early 19th century. The other two are the Churches of Christ, and the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. The similarity in their names leads to a great deal of confusion. The CC(DoC) General Assembly has repeatedly taken a pro-choice stance on abortion access, and is opposed to capital punishment. They allow divorce and remarriage, base its policies and belief on their interpretation of the Bible, tradition, experience and reason. They have ordained women since the late 19th century; about one quarter of their ministers are currently women. Congregations welcome Christians of other denominations to share in their Lord’s Supper. Each congregation is theologically autonomous. Thus there is a wide range of beliefs and practices among denominational regions and individual congregations, on many topics, including sexual orientation. In common with other mainline and liberal Christian denominations, they are experiencing a major internal conflict between their conservative and liberal members over the treatment of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender persons/transsexuals (GLBT).” (See third link below)

    You may want to share this information with your brother when you see him tomorrow.


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