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I Am An Ex Member of Church of Christ

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    Teen Life Dedication

    Was baptized into the church at around 14. Had trouble with scripture and asked pastor, who shined me on.  Turned me off.
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 5 Responses May 23, 2008

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    Help For Our Son

    Does anyone have a son or daughter who walked away from family as a result of being in the BCC (Boston Church of Christ) and could be suffering depression because of same? onWe need a special someone accompany/assist us in approaching him where he lives. Can anyone help us - or...
    sidney2010 sidney2010 70+ 1 Response Nov 26, 2010

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    Ex Member Of Atlanta Gwinett COC

    I am an ex COCmember and I have to tell this story. My husband and I relocated to the Gwinnett area of GA a few years ago and did not know anyone. I guess that is how we got suckered into this cult ministry. After being coerced into several bible studies which were very...
    Sdmcgee123 Sdmcgee123 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2013

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    After 4 Years

    I left the church after 4 years, i was in sin and came to look for help. instead of helping me i was punished severly and reminded everyday of this mistake. I was asked to apologise to the church and the leaders but not to God. I was very confused so I decided to leave as I knew...
    GKKT GKKT 22-25 3 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    Takes Advantage Of Broke College Kids

    When I was a freshmen at the University of Chicago I was a long way from home and I was broke. I come from a rich family and love fine dinning, and basketball. They took advantage of that, seeing that I was lonely and Broke they took me out to a nice restaurant in downtown...
    TheShado TheShado 18-21 2 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    It Was Fine Until...

    I went to Lubbock, TX at age 21 to attend the "adventures in missions" program. What I was lead to believe would be a fun diversion from college that would allow me to travel abroad turned into a nightmare; COC distilled down to its pure, concentrated form. Surrounded for...
    Rapidfire1977 Rapidfire1977 36-40, M 7 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    I Almost Lost My Life Over The Church Of Christ

    I wanted to tell my story so others who have left the "Boston/Crossroads movement" could benefit from my realizations and revelations. I have always wanted to tell my story to someone who might understand. I went to my first bible study my freshmen year of college. I...
    dwolf1 dwolf1 46-50, F 21 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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    Ex Church Of Christ Minister

    I was a full-time preacher in the CoC for over 20 years.  My own sinfulness drove me out of the church as well as the unforgiving spirits of those in the church.  But praise Jesus' name; He gave me time to repent not only of my lifestyle but my faulty doctrines, and...
    dmdk66 dmdk66 56-60, M 12 Responses May 7, 2010

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    Institutional Churches Of Christ

    This is my 2 attempt with this site to tell my story. Not goin well with that. These church of Christ run Children's Homes in AR for profit at the expense of children place in their institutions. I am a survivor of child abuse that occurred at one of these such facilities...
    kristinna kristinna 46-50, F 3 Responses May 12, 2012

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    Legalistic Church

    I was raised in the Church of Christ. I was grateful for being a part of a church as my parents were abusive and that restrained them some. But the CoC is sooo legalistic. One little sin and you are labeled for life. They even teach you must be perfect. It left me with a complex...
    fruitcake fruitcake 56-60 19 Responses Feb 8, 2008

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    Ex Church Of Christ Member, Student, Minister. . .

    I grew up hard core church of Christ. Went to church every VBS, 3 times a week (30 minutes early), every revival and went to their college. It was there where I began to learn that the answers I have been given were bad answers. Most were answers based on twisted logic and...
    pastormatt pastormatt 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    Never Never On A Sunday, A Sunday, A Sunday...

    (A/N: I have never been, nor will I ever be, a member of the Church of Christ, but I'm sympathetic and supportive of the people who leave. The following is the first in a four part series which will explain why.) The summer I was nine, my dad and mom loaded up our dark green...
    allicat331 allicat331 46-50 Nov 6, 2011

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    Why I Left The COC Cult

    After much thought I realized much of the cult movement's teachings and logic had some serious holes. Much scripture was taken out of context, like when they tried to explain why instruments are "forbidden" in the New Testament. I do, however, agree with their firm stance on...
    jtjesuslover jtjesuslover 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 27, 2012

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    Missionary Turned Missing?

    I began attending the local church of Christ when I was six. My family never attended. At the age of 10, I wanted to be baptized, but told I was not ready - end of story, no discussion. At the of 15, someone new asked me why not - after all I had all of the outward behaviors as...
    scaredquiet scaredquiet 31-35, F 12 Responses Aug 17, 2009

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    Left Coc For Many Reasons

    I quit going to the coc about 20 years ago. I didn't feel love and warmth were abundant, just if you could jump through all hoops correctly, you might get to heaven. I started questioning belief system early in my teens, things didn't add up to me. My whole family is coc, brother...
    ruralsub2 ruralsub2 41-45 1 Response Nov 27, 2012

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    Survey: Why I Left The Church Of Christ

    I send you warm greetings from Nashville. I hope this note finds you and your family well. I would love for you to share with me why you left the church of Christ. I have an online survey, but unfortunately the message board here won't allow me to post the link. Please message me...
    BradHarrub BradHarrub 41-45 Apr 30, 2013

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    How I Was Delieverd From Church Of Christ Salvation By Water Baptism Theology

    I grew up in the non-instrumental Churches Of Christ and left the Stone/ Campbell movement in late 2001 when I was about 40. Since that time we (my family and I) have been active members in a Baptist fellowship. I did not leave the Church of Christ over a falling out or a bad...
    cofcd cofcd 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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    I "had" To Leave The Church Of Christ...

    My story is abit different, in that before I attended a COC, to start off with, I thought they were just another "church" in my local neighborhood in Delaware. As we all know...there are literally hundreds, maybe even a few thousand "types" of churches, especially today, emerging...
    caviar5 caviar5 56-60 3 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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    Short-lived But Painful

    I was a member of the Church of Christ 15 years ago, for about 5 months. Not usually long enough to really suffer like many have, but definitely long enough to feel like a prisoner and have control of my life lost. I became a member through a friend (who ended up leaving the...
    smoothsax30 smoothsax30 36-40 4 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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    I was a member and minister of the Churches of

    Christ from 1965 to 1971. I was a minster for about a year from 1969 to 1970 during this time. It was all I could take of the legalism, Holy Spirit denial and prooftexting out of contect by the COC. Since I left I have been a minister with the Friends Church, House churches, the...
    Garyhealer Garyhealer 66-70, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    Related Experiences

    I became a member of the LDS church late in life. I had Mormon family out in Utah...my Aunt Dorothy and Uncle George, and all of my cousins. My cousin Jeannie had come to live with...
    Rolle2323 Rolle2323 51-55, F 15 hrs ago

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    I first got saved when I was six years old back in 1984. And I still attend church every Sunday to this day. I attend a non-denominational church and I pretty much live a quiet, G...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 29 mins ago

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    Yesterday I took my boys and stepson to a Wow Jam in my city. It was sponsored by a local church that we visit. I was impressed at how much this church is doing to share the love...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Truth About Christianity and Christians By definition I am a "Christian," as some of you have heard me say here before, but I really am not like most Christians and don't hide...
    AllStarcrushNate AllStarcrushNate 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Efforts for My Spiritual Education along with Works for God Towards Humanities Benefit on Hearing Truths Never Taught in the Religions of Man Worldwide. http://timesofroubles.webs...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    Maurice Sklar Strikes the Mother Lode In False Prophecy Posted on September 8, 2012 by endtimedelusion The wave of false prophets that has swarmed over the internet for the...
    churinga churinga 70+, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    Below is a write up I have just finished compiling. Bride of Christ is to leave behind materials that will guide those who shall become believers during the tribulation period as...
    stepkamau stepkamau 36-40, M a week ago

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    Below is a write up I have just finished compiling. Bride of Christ is to leave behind materials that will guide those who shall become believers during the tribulation period as...
    stepkamau stepkamau 36-40, M a week ago

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    I found online this church in Milwaukee called the Metropolitan Community Church. It's kind of a small church, but it was packed when I went there...some had to stand in the back...
    ninathecat ninathecat 31-35 Jul 9

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    When i was about ten i was sexually abused by a stranger which i had my struggles from it growing up! Apart from that i had and have a great family! I was soooo happy i had the...
    FINDOGGY FINDOGGY 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    Should Christians celebrate the Jewish Feasts? Lets get one thing straight right up front. Keeping the Feasts according to the Torah Requires Offering Animal Sacrifices. There is...
    churinga churinga 70+, M 8 hrs ago

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    I went to church once. I don't have anything against religious people, I just don't get them. I have cousins who are gung ho about church, and after numerous invites I got up...
    TheDrunkDuck TheDrunkDuck 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    I get genuinely excited for Christmas every time it rolls around. I love the decorations and the lights. I admit I still watch all the cartoons that I watched when I was younger...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    In 2008 I was patching the roof on the church where Mom and dad go. And it got to the point to where I would put 2 or 3 shingles on. I would give slap out. I have always been the...
    PaPasToy PaPasToy 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    I just feel really unappreciated. All of the time. By several people. But mostly, I feel unappreciated by my boyfriends brother. You see, in my opinion, he doesn't really...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    I Mikko Ainasoja a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, in Lord, greeting to you all. Today I in the Lord Christ have a message for all peoples, from my calling, and that wisdom...
    MikkoAinasoja MikkoAinasoja 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    BELOW IS A FACEBOOK POST AT "End Times Prophecy Blog and Website "AND ATTACHED IS A LINK OF A SECULAR ARTICLE. The FB post is a prophetic message from GOD prophesying the collapse...
    stepkamau stepkamau 36-40, M Jul 2

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    BELOW IS A FACEBOOK POST AT "End Times Prophecy Blog and Website "AND ATTACHED IS A LINK OF A SECULAR ARTICLE. The FB post is a prophetic message from GOD prophesying the collapse...
    stepkamau stepkamau 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    I'm Alina Kate, I am 29 and I live in Jersey,CI. I was born and raised in South Carolina and moved here in 2005, when I was 20 and after going travelling I ended up here and met...
    MummySpanker MummySpanker 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    The LDS Church is a place to feel the holy spirit. Pray to know whether it is true. The holy spirit will give you your answer....not men.
    Rolle2323 Rolle2323 51-55, F 13 hrs ago

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    I went to church today and its really good that to hear the word of God. Exodus 14:14 " The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still". Most of Christians says churches...
    Lovesweetlove Lovesweetlove 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    THE WORLD KEEPS VEDIC TIME The uniform worldwide tradition of time-management and the Sanskrit terminology associated with it, is yet another emphatic proof of the prevalence of...
    DrMATRIX007 DrMATRIX007 26-30, M Jul 3

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    BELOW IS A FACEBOOK POST AT "End Times Prophecy Blog and Website "AND ATTACHED IS A LINK OF A SECULAR ARTICLE.The FB post is a prophetic message from GOD prophesying the collapse...
    stepkamau stepkamau 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 2

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    Maybe on this experience I am new to this so I hope that I don't step on somebody's toes. I have just started going back to my church, and it is a 99.97 percent black church, and...
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M 5 Responses Jul 6

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    Why is Christmas still a thing if most if not all Christians know it has nothing to do with Jesus, but a pagan theme holiday celebrating the birth of the sun god solstices time?
    ElSavior1993 ElSavior1993 18-21, M 7 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    There is no doubt in my mind that I am not perfect. Christian or not, we all make mistakes, we wouldn't be human if we didn't. The thing with us Christians is we acknowledge our...
    Sharebare519 Sharebare519 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    Nice picture I took! Noticed it while driving in the boat. A rainbow! it has about 7 to 8 colours, check this out?! In Noah's day, the day of the flood, this means...it rain and...
    MysteriousBlu10 MysteriousBlu10 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    The sixteen grandsons of Noah. Human genetic data fits the Bible better than evolution.The sixteen grandsons of Noah Secular history gives much evidence to show that the survivors...
    churinga churinga 70+, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I'm Born Again. What does "Born Again" mean? It means I have accepted Jesus into my heart as my personal Savior. I'm not a Christian through being raised or taught to be one. I'm a...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 3 Responses Jul 15

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