I have recently been doing some research into the Community of Christ (formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). Having examined their statement of faith, I find it quite orthodox. You can find their statement of faith here. One of the biggest barriers to protestants accepting the Church of Christ as orthodox is their continued use of the Book of Mormon. That is a fair concern but we must be aware of the difference in belief in the Community of Christ as compared to the Utah Mormons. Part of my research has been a discussion with Susan Skoor, who is one of the twelve apostles for the Community of Christ. She had some things to say about the Book of Mormon that I believe Christians need to hear.
Concerning the Book of Mormon, we consider it scripture because, as stated above, it is a second witness of Jesus Christ as God’s Son and our Savior. However, belief in the Book of Mormon is not a test of faith. There are many different stances members may take on the Book of Mormon. They range from embracing it for private devotionals and public preaching, to rejecting it entirely. In between are members who accept it as inspired writing, but do not claim that it is historical. Some believe it to be true in the same way a parable is true—that is, inspired stories that provide guidance and teach lessons, but are not factual. Some believe it is best understood in the context of the 1830’s in America, addressing prophetically many of the issues that were current in the society, political arena, and religious climate in which it was written.
I believe it is important for us to judge the Community of Christ, not based on our ignorance, but on the truth of what they actually believe. Be watching for the article I recently wrote on the Community of Christ.