I get many emails and guestbook entries from
current members and supporters of the ICoC. Here, I will share
with you some things that I deeply believe about the ICoC and its
This page is not intended to go deeply into the
Biblical twisting and fallacies of the ICoC's doctrine and
theology. If you would like more information on these topics,
please email me.
A Blatant and Disgusting
Twisting of the Bible
Through introductory and indoctrinating studies,
new recruits to the ICoC go through a series of studies, First
Principles (link at the left). These studies are intended to get
the recruit to blindly follow the direction of their leaders in the
The ICoC turns scripture into a dizzying maze of
uncertainty that can only be understood if one listens to the leaders
put in charge of the studies and the church.
Scriptures as simple as "The disciples were
first called Christians at Antioch." is taught so that the
recruit will believe that if you are not a disciple, you are not a
Christian. If you are not a Christian, you are separated from God
and going to hell. This makes the recruit believe that he or she
must become a "disciple" in order to go to heaven.
I have only touched on this subject here, but
via REVEAL, you can find a letter to the ICoC by Jennifer Porter that
will outline more of the inconsistencies of the ICoC's use of the Word
A Monopoly on Salvation
One of the most disturbing doctrines of the ICoC
centers around the ICoC being the "One True Church." The
ICoC tells its members and new recruits that the ICoC is the Kingdom
of God on earth. To leave the ICoC is to leave God.
If one is not a member of an ICoC church, he or
she is not a member of the body of Christ (body of believers) and not a
part of the Kingdom of God. If one is not a member of the ICoC,
one must become a member to be guaranteed a spot in heaven.
The ICoC recently placed the following article
on it's webpage: The Critics Say: One Church. You can
find a link to this page on the left. This article clearly states
that the ICoC is the ONE AND ONLY church.
The Misleading of Recruits and New Members
I firmly believe that nearly all members of the
ICoC know that they mislead people for the gain of the church and not
for Christ. God and Christ are not misleading. Jesus was
open, honest, and truthful in all he said and did on earth.
Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the ICoC.
The ICoC has many "front"
organizations that are nothing more than money filters for the church
and it's leaders. Under the banner of Christ, this
"church" uses it's members and the community to fill the
leadership's pockets while new members live in poverty.
Many attempts to "increase numbers"
are done as Teacher Appreciation Day, City Leadership Awards Day,
Volleyball Tournaments. Many churches do these type of services,
but the ICoC does all it can to hide the fact that they are a damaging
and misleading organization.
Worldwide, the ICoC uses an organization named
H.O.P.E. Worldwide, a not-for-profit organization, to funnel money into
the pockets of the upper echelons of the ICoC leadership.
Donations collected by members are advertised to non-members and members
alike as going "to help those in need." Dreadfully,
these monies are going to furnish the leadership with quite a lavish
lifestyle (more on this later).
The ICoC is prevalent on college campuses where
it goes by names that seem rather harmless: Campus Advance,
Christians on Campus, etc. In most cases, these organizations are
NOT endorsed by the department of student affairs (religious
affairs). The members of the ICoC do all they can to hide the fact
that their organization is affiliated with the ICoC. This
deception has led to the ICoC being banned on many campuses worldwide.
More To Come