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I Am An Ex Member of Church of Christ

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 76 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Fri1991 Fri1991 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I went to a empty church 2 weeks ago. I'm not sure who owns the Church or who is the pastor of that Church and not sure what they named that Church too! Only two ladies are still...
    MysteriousBlu10 MysteriousBlu10 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    I have seen a growing number of internet posts that are focussing upon the second coming of Jesus Christ, we are living in a time when many people of faith now believe that we are...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M Aug 25

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    Leaves are very still outside, there not moving! Have you ever wonder why? A lot of times "trees and wood" is described in the Bible. It is represented "Humanity" as a ordinary...
    MysteriousBlu10 MysteriousBlu10 22-25, F Aug 6

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    Welcome to First Presbyterian Church Plant City, Florida! FPC Plant City is a traditional church of Genuine Souls, seeking God, Bible study, Music, fall festival, Sunday school and...
    fpcpcorg fpcpcorg 70+ Aug 2

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    We know that “Darkness” is a place of total “Blackness”. You can’t see anything at all in a very dark place. This part you will find out how the man is carnal in his...
    MysteriousBlu10 MysteriousBlu10 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    I feel that some people rely too much on the act of "going to church", and sometimes judge upon whether one "goes to church" or not. There's an underlying stigma of if you "go to...
    rumblingheart rumblingheart 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    The more activities that a local church has going seems to equate to some members a form of spirituality, prayer breakfasts for men and women and some lunch venues abound amongst...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I consider this to be a very helpful article to read and understand: Judeo-Christian Values have a foundational role in America, beginning with the Declaration of Independence...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    I only just started to go to church when I was 16 and moved to live with my Grandparents. They are quite religious, my Mom wasn't. My Mom was raised in a strict Christian home and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 5

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    Why are some Christians so judgemental and condemn a lot of non-believers that they are going to hell? I have been reading the bible for years now and haven't seen or read about...
    Darknessapproach Darknessapproach 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 7

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    I was born and raised in a christian family, went to church since I was a kid every Sunday. But these years i've been struggled with my own self. Sometimes i'm kinda "on fire" to...
    Rinkika Rinkika 22-25, F 12 Responses Aug 22

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    I lived that strange life after God saved my soul..church my refuge, Oh now I loved going and refused to miss, remember crying cause i worked to late on a Wednesday night. Oh...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I was raised RC. Many of my father's relatives were in the church and I once considered taking vows. But as I grew older I began to question things about Christianity. I'm not...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This is a bit of a touchy subject but here it goes. A few years back I was having intense suicidal thoughts, began self harming and was seriously depressed. My best friend since...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 8 Responses Aug 8

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    Do you think money and clothes or having a lot of things such as cars, houses and having lots of food in your fridge is a blessing from God? No, I don't think those things come...
    LonesomeGuy44 LonesomeGuy44 22-25, M 6 Responses Aug 8

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    I'm off to church, people don't understand even though I have had a bad life that I can still be Christian and go to church.
    oreoelizabeth oreoelizabeth 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    My God is the most amazing loving did I say AWESOME, I adore , worship and love with my whole heart. In the past couple of years he has covered me so tight i actually thought he...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F Aug 15

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    My God is the most amazing loving did I say AWESOME, I adore , worship and love with my whole heart. In the past couple of years he has covered me so tight i actually thought he...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    The stars are what I've always looked at and went always provided me a feeling like I belong to this planet, though the people around me talk about a god creating everything I...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    i'm a christian but i believe in the separation of the curch and the state. mainly because judgement by the state are done in factual basis the church on the other hand is through...
    anabelleStacey anabelleStacey 18-21, F Aug 2

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    God Can't Bless Sin * * God cannot bless sin. Approved workman will not be ashamed, amen? [2Timothy 2:15 "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I'm attending a new Church tomorrow for the first time in about three years. I'm nervous and excited at the same time.. I think my boyfriend has agreed to go with me, so I hope he...
    HillyHana HillyHana 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    First time in months I'm going to church. I wish I could go and not be the person everyone focuses on and judges but unfortunately I'm always that person. Just hoping I don't walk...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I made it to my church today! Praise God I'm so happy when I make it to church
    Katoct67 Katoct67 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I am still "a fully committed and loyal member of Experience Project" after 6 years as a member of E.P. You know I almost left too because I guess I was kind of tired of E.P...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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