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Ecclesiology, Part 8. Another Response to a Popular CofC Protest

Members of the Protestant Church of Christ, Your ministers argue against the Catholic Church’s powers of binding and loosing by teaching that the local congregation contains some form of power (“marking”, banishing, excommunicating; any term that is used to dispel … Continue reading

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Ecclesiology, Part 7. Local Churches Are Planted by, and Obedient to, the Hierarchy

CofC-ers, The Christian ecclesial hierarchy is found even within the smallest local church (parish); every properly ordained priest (elder) is able to trace his pedigree back to the Apostles, and therefore Christ. Priests are ordained by their bishops; not all … Continue reading

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Ecclesiology, Part 5. The Church of Christ Is Hierarchical

Restorationists, The Protestant Church of Christ also calls itself the Churches (or “churches”; lowercase “c”) of Christ. The utilization of both names grants the group flexibility: the word “Church” (singular) communicates unity, and the word “Churches” (plural) communicates the autonomous … Continue reading

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Ecclesiology, Part 2. The Church of Christ Is Built on Rock

Members of the Protestant Church of Christ, was Jesus attempting to confuse people when He used a word rich with paternal authority when He named Simon Bar-Jona “Rock”? For Abraham too was called a “rock”: Hearken to me, you who … Continue reading

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Ecclesiology, Part 1. The Real Church of Christ Pre-Dates the Bible

Ministers and laypeople of the Protestant Church of Christ, can you not acknowledge that any “Bible-only” community cannot be the true Church of Christ? Can you not understand that the ontological priority of a sacred library of books must be … Continue reading

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Marian Comparative Religion Observation (CofC Original Sin Blunder)

Ever notice how Protestant sects (like the CofC) that argue against the Immaculate Conception (Mary conceived free from original sin) believe all [other?] people are immaculately conceived? Ever notice how “Bible-only” sects that believe Mary was a sinner can’t demonstrate from the “Bible … Continue reading

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Baptism, Part 7. Responses to Anticipated CofC Objections to Baptism for Infants

CofC people, There are obstacles members of the Protestant Church of Christ must hurdle for what I have shown you to take root—obstacles that are not anchored to the ancient Church, but rather, are merely theories that are relatively modern—some … Continue reading

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