The ICOC has a network of over non-denominational churches in about countries. The International Churches of Christ has a number of distinctives. This is similar to the requirements often made by those who practice heavy shepherding. Another distinctive is that the International Churches of Christ focuses its evangelism almost exclusively on college students.
I used to be a decision counselor at a local Independent Christian Church and a couple that came forward to join the church had a next-door neighbor who was of the Church of Christ; she had warned them that they would go to Hell if they joined our church because we had a kitchen in the building.
There is a segment of churches within Churches of Christ that are against kitchens and fellowship halls along with certain peculiar beliefs about other things. The "one-cup" churches are even more rare.
But, those churches may be more prevalent in certain areas compared to everywhere else. Every Church of Christ I have ever been a member at has had some sort of kitchen or fellowship hall.
The neighbor you referred to holds a minority opinion for sure.
But, there are some congregations where those beliefs are held. I have been involved with Restoration churches for over 35 years, and never had I heard of such nonsense until I learned that there is an element within the Churches of Christ which have created their own form of the Law which is based on those things which they find to not be "authorized" in the Bible.The main difference is that the Churches of Christ are non-instrumental in their worship services, and Christian Churches use musical instruments.
They were all part of the Disciples of Christ back in , when the Churches of Christ split from the Disciples over the use of musical instruments in worship. The church of Christ actually began on the day of Pentecost, around A.D.
30, as recorded in Acts chapter two. The Stone-Campbell movement was intended to restore the church by going back to the New Testament for all rule and practice. The church of Christ is not a reformation church, but a restoration church. The main difference is that the Churches of Christ are non-instrumental in their worship services, and Christian Churches use musical instruments.
They were all part of the Disciples of Christ back in , when the Churches of Christ split from the Disciples over the use of musical instruments in worship. The primary difference is not what the church of Christ teaches versus what the Baptist churches teach, but what does the Bible say on any given subject or practice.
There are other differences, but these listed are a few. These are some of the significant differences between what the two churches teach. Mar 08, · Difference between churches of Christ Discussion in 'United Church Of Christ' started by 1watchman, Nov 3, The primary difference is not what the church of Christ teaches versus what the Baptist churches teach is in the method and style of worship and the interpretation of the scriptures.