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  • Church of God a cult?

    Can someone clarify this. I used to attend a Church of God and it was not a cult. So are you talking about something different?- Not the denomination Church of God? I'm confused.

    Sahm

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    The Church of God is a Pentecostal church that believes in the word of God.
    They believe in healing, speaking in tongues, along with living a Godly life.
    But most believe if you are Pentecostal you are a cult.
    Thank God it does not matter what others think. Amen

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    • #3
      So is this board literally saying that the denomination "Church of God" is a cult? I attend an "Assemblies of God" church and we are considered Penticostle, so does the board consider AOG a cult as well?

      All because we believe in healing and speak in tongues?

      Can I get a list of all the church denominations that this board believes to be a cult?

      Sahm

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      • #4
        The oriignal worldwide church of God denied the Trinity.

        But that is no longer the case with the mainstream church.

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        • #5
          OK, that was not the case at the COG I went to either.

          I would still like to know what other churches are considered a cult.

          Sahm

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          • #6
            It's not just any cog denomination. Worldwide church of God or any offshoot of it is considered a cult. It was founded by herbert w armstrong. The cult has been nicknamed Armstrongism. Worldwide church of God denies the Trinity and believes you have to keep the Saturday Sabbath and all the Levitical feasts to be saved. they also believe the 10 lost tribes are actually the U.S. and Britain. I have heard in recent years they have changed their belief in the Trinity, but I am not sure how it affected their theology. Some years ago I knew a family in this cult. This is a very hard group to share the gospel with.

            Dee

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            • #7
              Incidently the name Church of God existed before Armstrong. He co opted it from the Pentecostals.

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              • #8
                huh...

                Maybe you meant the Church of Christ, or the United Church of Christ....
                No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn... Isaiah 54.17

                A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
                Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
                Psalm 91:7-8

                What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
                Romans 8:31

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                • #9
                  I have some very dear friends in the Church of God. They are NOT a cult, nor do they speak in tongues. I have been to their services. I find these accusations unsubstaniated and offenseive to my friends' reputations. I would apprecite it if time is taken to check facts, before slander is posted. Thank you very darn much.

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                  • #10
                    OK, so it's not THE Church of God denomination but something else.

                    Instead of saying Church of God is a cult on the description of this forum, it should be changed to Worldwide Church of God? Just a suggestion.

                    Sahm

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Librarian View Post
                      I have some very dear friends in the Church of God. They are NOT a cult, nor do they speak in tongues. I have been to their services. I find these accusations unsubstaniated and offenseive to my friends' reputations. I would apprecite it if time is taken to check facts, before slander is posted. Thank you very darn much.
                      Now, simmer down. I don't know if anyone has ever looked on wikipedia for Church of God, but there are a BUNCH of denominations/churches that use that name. Just as there are a bunch of Baptists. I sure would hate to think that everyone judged Baptists based on Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church.

                      That being said, the Worldwide Church of God has not exactly been orthodox in its doctrine. I understand the past few years they've been trying to correct that.

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                      • #12
                        my quesiton is similar to the OP's, so I guess I'll post it here...

                        Why is Judaism listed on the forum description as being part of the latter day cults? Do you mean certain sects of Judaism like Kabbala or something?

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                        • #13
                          Correct! Judaism and Islam are not classic cults.

                          They might have been combind from other forums when "Modern Day Cults" was put together.

                          I think the Chruch of God International is a cult. Church of God is indeed a Pentecostal church like the AOG.
                          Last edited by Todd; April 24th, 2007, 02:16 PM.

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                          • #14
                            I am currently going throught the steps to be a minister with the Church of God of Cleveland Tennessee. They are named that becuase there are so many other "Church of God"s out there that are cults. It is a penticostal charasmatic denomination. We believe in the trinity and look forward to the pretrib rapture. If you have any other questions about this particular denomination I would be glad to answer them. You can also find out more here: http://www.churchofgod.cc/about/index.cfm

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ready-as-ever View Post
                              I am currently going throught the steps to be a minister with the Church of God of Cleveland Tennessee. They are named that becuase there are so many other "Church of God"s out there that are cults. It is a penticostal charasmatic denomination. We believe in the trinity and look forward to the pretrib rapture. If you have any other questions about this particular denomination I would be glad to answer them. You can also find out more here: http://www.churchofgod.cc/about/index.cfm
                              In your Church of God statement of faith, it says the church believes in this.
                              In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
                              I have a problem with this, not everyone receives the same gift upon the Holy Spirit entering in to ones heart. No matter how one reads it, tongues is no proof that you have the Holy Spirit within you. Proof is in the fruit, not in the ability to say words that you know not what you are saying.

                              Also this in your statement

                              Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.
                              I have a problem with this to. If we as Christians are to have divine healing at our disposal, than why don't we live a little longer, or why do we die from the same things as all the rest.

                              Christ came here to earth to Spiritually heal us, not physically heal us. He will physically heal us when He comes and calls us up, till than we are corruptible just as Paul tells us.

                              To teach these two things as the Church of God teaches is to teach an other Jesus. He did not come here to physically heal the Church the first time around. IMHO

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