i grew up CoC & went to a private CoC Christian university.
they believe that the Bible is God's infallible word. they do believe that they & only they are right & going to Heaven. the majority of them believe instrumental music is against what the Bible teaches so much so that clapping is an instrument in the more extreme churches. there is no hierarchy & each church is on its own, but the community of churches do work together. some churches believe eating in the church building is against the Bible, but this has slowly stopped. dancing is a sin, drinking (at all in some churches) is a sin, "mixed bathing" (mixed gender swimming) is a sin, etc. they do not believe in the rapture, Revelation is not taken literally. Communion is taken every Sunday. they teach that they are the only church who baptizes (talk about embarrassing when i learned that wasnt true). they were considered a cult when they started b/c of the rules. cont
at 11:52 AM on Apr. 29, 2009