whats the difference between C.O.G.I.C and Baptist?

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  • Rene
    1 month ago

    The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) is an historically African-American Holiness-Pentecostal church. The church has congregations in nearly 60 countries around the world. With a membership of over 5 million in 2007, it is the largest African-American and largest Pentecostal church in the United States. The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) was formed in 1897 by a group of Baptists, most notably Charles Price Jones (1865–1949) and Charles Harrison Mason (1866–1961), who broke fellowship with the Baptists over the doctrine of Holiness. Mason became associated with a group of men who would become the early African-American leaders of the Holiness Movement in the late 19th century.

    An examination of the statement of faith from COGIC’s official homepage reveals that the group holds to many of the traditional doctrines of Christianity such as the inspiration and infallibility of Scripture, the triune nature of God, repentance and faith in Christ for the remission of sins, the rapture of the church, and regeneration of the Spirit necessary for salvation. However, other doctrines held by COGIC are at odds with traditional, biblical Christianity: healing of the body in answer to believing prayer; the baptism of the Holy Spirit in response to prayer separate from salvation; and the ability to live a holy and separated life in the present world. Each of these beliefs are contrary to the revealed Word of God, as explained in the articles on the Got Questions site linked above.

    There is no doubt the COGIC churches and headquarters are involved in many wonderful ministries, to the African-American community in particular, including global outreach, prison ministry, urban outreach and health/wellness. But as with all groups in the Holiness movement, they adhere to Latter Rain teachings which depart from Scripture. We do not question the faith of COGIC members, nor do we doubt the sincerity of their love for Jesus Christ. Due to some important doctrinal differences, though, we cannot recommend COGIC churches as good, biblical churches.

    Go here to learn about Baptist: http://www.gotquestions.org/Baptists.html

  • rock
    5 days ago

    COGIC stands for Church of God in Christ. There are a minimum of 60 categories of Baptists. The Church of God in Christ’s believes are virtually the comparable simply by fact the different super Pentecostal communities which includes Foursquare, Church of God, Cleveland, and the Assemblies of God. COGIC is broadly speaking black and that they use a church heirarchy reminiscent of Roman Catholics, with Bishops, etc. COGIC is in general loose Will and not Calvinist. maximum Baptists are Calvinist and don’t have faith in loose will. COGIC are charismatic or pentocostal while maximum Baptists instruct that the presents of the Holy Spirit kicked the bucket by the tip of the 1st century. the two are Evangelical and consider many extra issues than they disagree with.

  • preacher
    1 month ago

    church of god in christ is a relatively new religion. i believe they got started in 1897.

    Baptist has been around since the beginning of the Lords church, although they were not called Baptist then. they have been called many things over the years but baptist is the last name the Lords church has been given.

    cogic allow women in the pulpit, against Bible teaching. baptist do not.

    they believe in apostolic gifts, baptists do not. the apostles ended with John. there are many more but you get the idea. oh, by the by, cogic was formed by disfellowshipped baptists. those that were excluded for heretical teachings.

  • Neil5624
    1 month ago

    The spelling.

    Rev. Neil

    former Baptist

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    In my experience one is a lot more lenient in their views than the other.

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