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    The Churches of Christ: A Comparative Essay Over the past ten years there has been much controversy in the Christian and secular media about the International Churches of Christ (ICC), and the United (or mainline) Church of Christ (CoC). This controversy has stemmed from the ICC's misuse of funds, doctrinal problems, member abuse, and mind-control. The differences between the CoC and the ICC are important for Christians know and understand. The CoC began in 1957 when these four groups merged The

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    The international church of christ

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    The International Church of Christ is a family of churches spread across 152 nations in the world. With its roots in the early 1970’s, it has spread so rapidly primarily because of its ambitions to have churches in every country, city, town, and village in the world to teach the lessons of God and optimize salvation for all. In 2008, there were 88,000 members and only 590 congregations; however, in 2013 there were reportedly 103,000 members in 650 international congregations. These hundreds of congregations

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    Church Of Christ

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    Church of Christ The Churches of Christ are autonomous, which means they are independently run, and not controlled by outside sources, or leadership. Church of Christ is a Christian church which can be traced back to the American Restorationist movement in the early eighteenth and nineteenth century which was started by the American Protestant preachers. Thomas and his son Alexander Campbell ascribed to be members of the Body of Christ as noted in the New Testament, without denominational influence

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    Church of Christ didn't come from nowhere, although it sometimes looks that way to unsuspecting people when a new ICC church is planted in their city or community. The ICC itself largely ignores its roots -- current members rarely hear anything about the group's history prior to the early 1990s, and earlier periods are almost never discussed publicly by the leaders. This can strike an observer as odd, because the story is worth telling, and hearing. The International Church of Christ has grown

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    Features of Baptism

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    father are unable to teach the child about Christian life and the correct way to live there life. One thing Godparents do not do is look after the child if his/her mother or father were to die. In believers' baptism, which is used in Baptist churches, it is always by full immersion, which is when the whole body is covered in water. The person has to be old enough to be a believer. The person is lowered backwards into the water as the words of baptism are spoken. The person then is completely

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    After understanding the belief system of the International Church of Christ, it may be easier to understand their religious practices that include the following: prayer buddies, discipleships, the One Year Challenge, and the ICOC Ministry Training Academy. Each has a pivotal role within the International Church of Christ and therefore will be discussed further in the following paragraphs. Once a week Bible studies are held within a group of members of the church. People are typically paired up with

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    very different between many mainstream denominations. Many argue that the gifts of the Spirit died out with the first century church much like the calling of Apostles and Prophets. However, other denominations particular those of the charismatic churches argue that these gifts are still relevant and vital in our modern era. Relying on 1st Corinthians chapter 12 as their standard, these church practice these gifts similar to the early church. The theological question that must be asked is, are the

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    because they have loved the Word of God and have not compromised the Bible in any attack. It means the glory came from the strong faith that they kept. Nowadays, the world is sinful and wicked. However, there is still a chance to a variety of faith in Christ. Even though the world is changing fast and lost a lot of things, if people understand the Baptism of Baptist, they can make a successful life in the Crist who died instead of us. Through the study, I realized that proclamation of the gospel has

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    Should We Baptize Small Children?

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    One of the most debated topics within the Christian churches today is baptism. This debate began during the 16th Century reformation, where on the base of Scripture many theologians separated from the Catholic Church. A prime example of this debated topic can be seen in The Augsburg Confession, "Concerning Baptism." "Concerning baptism they teach that it is necessary for salvation, that the grace of God is offered through baptism, and that children should be baptized... They condemn the Anabaptists

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    They are perfect for meditation because they reveal to us the love and care that Christ has for His Church. Again understanding that the document was supporting unity as theme I felt that the metaphors revealed unity from the Holy Spirit to the people of the Church and further to the unity

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