03/06/2017Mission Point Christian Church
Be very aware of this church. They are part of the ICOC - the International Church of Christ, aka the Boston movement. It is a cult! Google it! There's so many stories! They recruit heavily on college campuses. They teach "discipleship", and teach that you shouldn't have relationships with non disciples, aka non members of their church. They teach that you may only be baptized in their church by their members! Total brainwashing and mind control! They require you to seek counsel, advice from your disciplers for every decision in your life to include your job, your college major, who to date, etc. There are many of the young college aged adults that don't have relationships with their own families. Dating is only to be set up through the church. They prey on our young college kids. They do not have a brick and mortar church. Instead, they rent out conference centers. They claim to be a Christian, non-denominational church that focuses heavily on family.
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