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I Am An Ex Member of Church of Christ

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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...
    pastormatt pastormatt 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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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...
    kristinna kristinna 46-50, F 3 Responses May 12, 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...
    scaredquiet scaredquiet 31-35, F 12 Responses Aug 17, 2009

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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...
    Sdmcgee123 Sdmcgee123 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 12, 2013

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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...
    BradHarrub BradHarrub 41-45 Apr 30, 2013

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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...
    Garyhealer Garyhealer 66-70, M 1 Response Mar 3

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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...
    smoothsax30 smoothsax30 36-40 4 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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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...
    dmdk66 dmdk66 56-60, M 11 Responses May 7, 2010

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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...
    sidney2010 sidney2010 70+ 1 Response Nov 26, 2010

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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...
    caviar5 caviar5 56-60 3 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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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...
    jtjesuslover jtjesuslover 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 27, 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...
    allicat331 allicat331 46-50 Nov 6, 2011

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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...
    ruralsub2 ruralsub2 41-45 1 Response Nov 27, 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...
    fruitcake fruitcake 56-60 17 Responses Feb 8, 2008

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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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    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 2...
    cofcd cofcd 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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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...
    Rapidfire1977 Rapidfire1977 36-40, M 5 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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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...
    TheShado TheShado 18-21 1 Response Aug 29, 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...
    dwolf1 dwolf1 46-50, F 17 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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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...
    GKKT GKKT 22-25 3 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    I believe with a passion that until Christianity gets back to the structure of community life built on Judaism the decline of the Church must continue. President Reagan has a...
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    I was officially kicked out of church. I go to church every Sunday morning. It's something my family did every Sunday morning without question when I was growing up. I'm not...
    betweenthe10andthequeen betweenthe10andthequeen 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 28

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    Remember how I told you guys that I was new here and I had a lot of negative thoughts in my head. There has been a very negative recurring thought that has bothered me for months...
    odis22 odis22 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    - The Natural Church Revealed - How many times can we take it, seeing many new born believers come and go, I mean, one comes to repentence, and time and times again, then we...
    MysteriousBlu10 MysteriousBlu10 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    Everything I have shared are my words, nobody else's, I speak by revelation...I read them over and over again. - No Vision - In denominations or groups of congregations, there is...
    MysteriousBlu10 MysteriousBlu10 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Too many have lost their revelation of Jesus... - Falsehood of the Priesthood - Many times when I come into a denomination, I come to a place where it feels like a place of...
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    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Ever wonder why there are so many different christian denominations? Because it was the devils plan from the beginning to divide and conquer and spread confusion. It happened very...
    Allthingschrist Allthingschrist 31-35 1 Response 4 days ago

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    A Dire Warning to Christians and People Everywhere. Hello, everyone here. What will be discussed here is very very important, and if you choose not to believe my words, than I am...
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    A Dire Warning to Christians and People Everywhere. Hello, everyone here. What will be discussed here is very very important, and if you choose not to believe my words, than I am...
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    A Dire Warning to Christians and People Everywhere. Hello, everyone here. What will be discussed here is very very important, and if you choose not to believe my words, than I am...
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    The impact from indoctrination in the teaching of evolution for children of Christian parents and grandparents in the education system can be counteracted by simply providing...
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    If someone came across the Church for the first time as portrayed by the various belief systems within Christianity the words confusing would come into focus. The facts are that...
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    FiremanforYou FiremanforYou 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 2

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    ...and I am plagued with fatique and melancholy. I have always wanted to do more in ministry but God has not released me to this. I am confined to my small office and rarely get a...
    bittersweet7 bittersweet7 46-50, F Mar 28

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    This is my story. I grew up in an Atheist household, and got my passion for Christianity from my other relatives. I loved to talk about it all the time! As I started to get older i...
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    This is my story. I grew up in an Atheist household, and got my passion for Christianity from my other relatives. I loved to talk about it all the time! As I started to get older i...
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    This is my story. I grew up in an Atheist household, and got my passion for Christianity from my other relatives. I loved to talk about it all the time! As I started to get older i...
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    This is my story. I grew up in an Atheist household, and got my passion for Christianity from my other relatives. I loved to talk about it all the time! As I started to get older i...
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