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I Am An Ex Member of Church of Christ

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 76 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Aug 22, 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 2 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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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 46-50, 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 20 Responses Feb 8, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    I am a country girl devoted to my husband. We do live a bible based life of tradition and obedience. He thought it would be a good idea if I stared to talk about it, so he signed...
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    Mid county church of Christ in port neches, Texas is where i go. Almost every Sunday I lead singing which I love
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    Woohoo!!! I can't wait, Christmas is on the way, hurray. Two weeks holiday, Christmas presents, and do you know what the best thing is about Christmas this year? My horrible mean...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    Why Do atheists hate the God they don't believe in? People behave according to what they believe, not what they don't believe. When an atheist says God doesn't exist, or denies...
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    Some say that you cannot be Gay & Christian . Becoming a Christian is a choice or at least becoming a member of the church is a choice. But being Gay isn't a choice . How you live...
    Drwho1963 Drwho1963 51-55, M Sep 27

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    A story to consider: Once there was a young man who loved the Lord and had accepted Christ as a small child. He had attended church his whole life, given to the poor, treated his...
    ondine14 ondine14 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    As being new Member of EP.. I am thinking of long lost relative. She is also Foreign like me. Can't Pronounce Hippopotamus. When I was reading this Poem... I thought Of a Giant...
    sucidebomber sucidebomber 36-40, F Sep 27

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    A spiritual war is coming brothers and sisters. We need to fight the good fight! They are bringing a holocaust to our nation, and to the world. We will be betrayed by our own...
    ifyouseekamyxxx ifyouseekamyxxx 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    For one thing, I'm not Christian and even if I was Christmas was placed on an old pagan holiday by the Roman Empire when they formed the Roman Catholic church in order to make the...
    Cetacean Cetacean 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 29

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    Hypocritical beyond belief . WBC needs to get their story straight, that's right WBC there's an element of you that's not straight (heaven forbid). I have been absolutely...
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M Sep 30

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    This is my very first post here and english isn't my first language so I'm a little nervous, but I'd like to share how I met Jesus. I started going to the church since I moved to...
    su04 su04 22-25, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Still nothing. Quite a lot of views. Think my profile is ok. No one is interested though. This is on Christian and non Christian sites. I recently started back up again. I had been...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    I watched a documentary about homosexuality and Christianity. I found it to be very interesting. A lot of the stories was about Christian parents and their homosexual children...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Tried christiancafe. Got rejections for being too young. Or just got ignored. Guys that seemed ok ignored me as well or haven't been online in a long time. Then my trial expired...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    Just want to say hi to all the members :)
    enaoj3 enaoj3 26-30, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Stay strong Canada, my heart goes out to the 3 members of your military hurt by terrorism this week.
    dsmith967 dsmith967 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    I feel that I am two completely different people. There is the Christian me who goes to church every Sunday and aims to glorify God in everything I do...then there is the hidden...
    smits15 smits15 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 24

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    Latley I have been going to church morw and going to my youth group and its been fun. I have sorta been lost faith whise and now i feel I have found myself. I changed what I listen...
    jaymethezombie jaymethezombie 16-17, F Oct 6

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    I used to go to Egyptian churches in the uk coz I couldn't cope with being looked down on by some Egyptians and Arabs One Syrian lady in particular looked at me with intense...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Oct 10

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    The problem with the church. A spoken word christian poem. Watch it =].
    RafaReu RafaReu 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 22

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    I just want to meet one of my lesbian and christian EP friends in real life so we can actually talk about everything in person. Anyone in Northwest Oregon? I need someone to talk...
    imbleedinghope imbleedinghope 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I love talking about CHRIST. I always feel the spirit more so when I do. Message or reply if you want to share experiences, just talk about issues in the church, life issues, what...
    dashuria dashuria 13-15, F Oct 9

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    I posted to the "I Am An Atheist" board in response to a statement. The author position was I should have posted my comments to the I am a Christian board, so I am. "Geez can't...
    handsinmotion handsinmotion 51-55, M 4 Responses Oct 13

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    10 Encouraging Bible Verses About Helping Others It is in the nature of all of us to be selfish and want to put our own needs and desires before others. The Bible gives clear...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    10 Encouraging Bible Verses About Helping Others It is in the nature of all of us to be selfish and want to put our own needs and desires before others. The Bible gives clear...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    Tonight I said my final goodbyes to my church and the people whom belong to it.. It is by far the hardest thing I've had to do in a really long time.. It's quite the long story...
    jolieember12 jolieember12 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    History as recorded in the Old Testament has been verified as being an accurate account of Gods dealing with His chosen people, and is a clear record of His long suffering over the...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    But I'm sure I am failing..every time I come out of church I'm reminded of the things id did which I shouldnt or should have done but I did..
    justmavis justmavis 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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