What is the OPC’s take on the “Church of Christ”? Are they the New Testament church they claim to be, and are they teaching heresy?
Your question is not easy to answer, because the “Church of Christ” sees each church as autonomous; there can be significant differences between one local church and another. If I try to start with the denomination’s “on paper” stated beliefs, then some facts will emerge, but how firmly these views are held in a local church in your area might well be different from a local church in mine. As I read through their denominational statement of beliefs I see much that I believe to be orthodox. There are however four areas of significant concern. These are:
While these points of difference can be laid out because objective standards such as belief statements present them, this still does not allow us to give a straightforward “yes” or “no” to your question. This is because there is significant variation between differing local churches within the Church of Christ denomination. The closest Church of Christ to you might be somewhat different from the one near me.
I trust the Lord will guide you in your inquiries.
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