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I am currently trainign to be vlergy for the Chruch of Christ.It is a Protestant denomination. (Not Mormon, thats Church of Jesus CHrist of Latter Day Saints, this is simpley a small denomination.)
I was wondering, what stand, if any, woud II have in an ecumenical Church?
-- ZAROVE (ZAROFF3@JUNO.COM), November 24, 2003
I guess we would consider you a member of the clergy in your church.
In our church, you would be an eligible candidate for conversion to Catholicism.
-- Leon (email@example.com), November 24, 2003.
Zarove, Are you a member of the Church of Christ or the United Church of Christ, just wondering?
-- john placette (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 25, 2003.
Churhc of Christ, a Chirch whose name seems to confuse people. The United Churhc of Christ is not affiliated.
-- ZAROVE (ZAROFF3@JUNO.COM), November 25, 2003.
I do not believe that the descriptor "Church of Christ" confuses or rather should confuse anyone. It simply describes who the church belongs to. Jesus indicated in Matthew 16:18 "...upon this rock I will build my church..." Paul writing to the Christians at Rome sent them greetings from other congregations with the phrase "...the churches of Christ greets you" Romans 16:16. The Church of Christ is still alive and well today in different parts of the world. It is neither ecumenical nor protestant. It is made up of a collection of saved, faithful Christians who have demonstrated their faith to God through obedience to the Gospel of Jesus Christ by being immersed in water having been convinced of their state of lostness after being taught the gospel of Jesus Christ. They were added to the church of Christ by Christ himself (Acts 2:47).
-- George Olubodun (email@example.com), December 01, 2003.
The Real Church of Christ was founded by Jesus Christ on the Apostles, and began calling itself the Holy Catholic Church before the beginning of the second century. The modern Protestant sect which calls itself "Church of Christ" began in 1836 when the New Light Christian Church, led by a former Presbyterian minister, combined with a Reformed Baptist congregation led by another former Presbyterian minister, and called themselves "Church of Christ".
-- Paul M. (PaulCyp@cox.net), December 01, 2003.
The last response is incorrect. The "true" church of Christ was established by Jesus himself. It is not associated with any foundation by one man's opinion (not including Christ). The church of Christ is a church that believes that God's word is sufficient in providing the path to eternal life (2 Tim. 3:16-17). Breaking away from the church that Jesus spoke of (Matt. 16:18)is directly related to apostasy. Also, make this note: the church in Matt. 16:18 does not refer to the Catholic church in any sense. The "rock" that Jesus spoke of was refering to the confession made by Peter that Jesus is the Son of God. If anyone assumes to take the principles taught by Christ, and by the apostles (Matt. 28:18-20), and pervert them, the church that is then established is based on the wrong foundation (1 Cor. 3:11) and is called a denomination. Denominational churches do not correspond with the Scriptures!!!!
-- Derek Claxton (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 19, 2004.