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The Disciples of Christ
The Disciples of Christ, also known as the “Christian Church” has about 700,000 adherents. It is one of the “mainline” Protestant denominations. The church originated during the 19th century on the American frontier.

The church rejects dogmas, creeds, catechisms and rituals that it feels would obscure a simple basic belief in Jesus Christ. It works on the concept of the “priesthood of the laity” in which local congregations govern their own churches and determine their own means of worship.

Any basic acceptance of Jesus Christ by someone adult enough to know what they are doing followed by baptism by immersion will qualify a person for membership. Because of its intentional lack of dogma, many members or factions of the Disciples of Christ differ on such matters as the literal interpretation of the bible, the virgin birth, abortion and other social issues.



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