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The apostate Disciples of Christ denomination

As is common with mainline denominations, the Disciples of Christ denomination is another Leftist-politics-disguised-as-religion group.  They may have been Christian at one point, but that was long ago.  I grew up in the denomination and went out of habit as an un-believing adult.  Then I got saved by actually reading the Bible and listening to sermons and apologetics shows on the radio.  I was saved in spite of being in the DoC.  Then we left.

The pastor there repeated the same sermon each week: God’s unconditional love.  No exegesis, no truth of God’s wrath, etc.

One of the “Christian” Left wolves shared this with me:

Hierarchical doctrine was traditionally rejected by Disciples as human-made and divisive, and subsequently, freedom of belief and scriptural interpretation allows many Disciples to question or even deny beliefs common in doctrinal churches such as the Incarnation, the Trinity, and the Atonement. Beyond the essential commitment to follow
Jesus there is a tremendous freedom of belief and interpretation. As the basic teachings of Jesus are studied and applied to life, there is the freedom to interpret Jesus’ teaching in different ways.

That is a bad joke.  Using their definition, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, many Muslims and even the “Christian” Left qualify as Christians.  But the only way to believe what they say is to make an absolute mockery of the Bible, the cross, the blood of the martyrs and church history.  Only by picking  handful of verses that they think they understand can lead them to think they are following Jesus in any meaningful way.

Like most Leftist “churches,” this verse describes them perfectly: Jude 4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

You can’t believe that verse (and thousands of others) and the “Christian” Left views at the same time.

Exposing the “Christian” Left Facebook page

The Disciples of Christ Drive-In Church

See Drive-In Church Takes Seeker-Friendly to New Levels | BarbWire.com.

Sad but true: As a kid I went to church with the pastor of that Disciples of Christ drive-in church.  The guy is apparently so egalitarian in his marriage views that he combined his wife’s last name with his (I assume he married a female, but you never know).  The drive-in’s former pastor was the Assoc. Pastor when I grew up.  I was a pagan at the time but even then felt something was wrong with those people.

I went to Disciples of Christ churches for about 10 years after I got married and by God’s grace I became a Christian in spite of them (I stumbled on some good preachers and apologetics shows on Christian radio).  The pastor of the church we left had Garth Brooks songs played during worship, because apparently he had exhausted every Christian song ever written.

The Disciples of Christ denomination is a tragic story.  My parents grew up in the church and are now in their eighties.  They used to hold accurate biblical views but now spout the same nonsense as their denomination: Jesus isn’t the only way to salvation (“Why witness to Muslims?”), anti-biblical authority (“the Bible was just written by men”), pro-legalized abortion, pro-gay (“Jesus never said anything about homosexuality”), etc.  The Holy Spirit appears to have left their buildings long ago and left them with their man-made religion.  

That this particular church is a gimmicky drive-in shows how it is extreme even for the DoC.  

“Is there a feeling of the presence of the holy in this place?” Kemp-Baird asks. “Is there a feeling that Christ’s presence is made known? I do know: It lives here.”

Yeah, as if that is the biblical litmus test for a church: Whether the pastor “feels” something.

Hat tip: Glenn