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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I believe that there is a church being unseen, a church that is more splendid than any church we know, or have seen. These modern churches we fellowship in are just man made...
    MysteriousBlu10 MysteriousBlu10 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    The problem with the church. A spoken word christian poem. Watch it =].
    RafaReu RafaReu 22-25, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Going from Christian to Atheism. When I was growing up in South Texas, I grew up in a non-practicing Christian family. My mother was originally a Catholic, but she left the church...
    Fri1991 Fri1991 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    The true doctrine that are in the eyes of God are quick and powerful, the true doctrine, this one doctrine or gospel I teach is about the mystery which lies in the abyss or...
    MysteriousBlu10 MysteriousBlu10 22-25, F Sep 5

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    A Christian is not a tool, or some kind of a mechanical wrench to a great big religious regime. A Christian is not some kind of tool that keeps a religious organization moving. A...
    jemdl21 jemdl21 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 10

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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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    The bible says that God never changes. Therefore the church needs to consider that if it is not growing and prospering in the manner of the church in the book of acts, it is...
    CrushedCrusader CrushedCrusader 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 10

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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 Aug 28

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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 Aug 25

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    I Am A Christian Nudist I am a member of a baptist church, saved through God's grace and the death of his son Jesus. I believe that Jesus died for my sins, and that he rose from...
    nytro44 nytro44 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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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 11 Responses Aug 22

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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 Aug 28

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    THE ULTIMATE BATTLE OF GOOD OVER EVIL? I have been posting in another Christian group on Facebook regarding ISIS/ISIL and a discussion has grown around my comment that now is the...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M Aug 27

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    and He's my savior. A lot of Atheists are trying so hard to change my belief. And based on their comments to me they are trying so hard to ruin Jesus Christ and make him looked...
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    One of the books that has and continues to make a significant impact on my life is "The Big Book of Christian Mysticism : The Essential Guide to Contemplative Spirituality" by Carl...
    reb0rn reb0rn 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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 Aug 29

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    I am Christian, Lutheran actually. I believe in God and I totally accept him into my heart. You know I believe He accepts me too for all that I am. But not everyone can accept who...
    KenzieluvsRupert KenzieluvsRupert 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 10

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    I would like to tell how i became a Christian. I was eight years of age when i put my trust in the Lord Jesus Christ i had been brought up in a Christian home and was taken to...
    Redeemed02 Redeemed02 66-70, M 3 Responses Sep 14

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    Just when you thought the Dark Ages and the Inquisition were over, Christian "Witch"-hunting in Africa today.Video footage of mob violence in Western Africa. A group of people...
    innosflew innosflew 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    I've decided that I want to share my story and witness to others who are going or have already gone through the same situation as me and the ultimate pain of divorce. I recently...
    Better32 Better32 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 Aug 30

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    Grown up in church all of my life, I've always been very involved; but this homosexuality thing plagues me. I love The Lord and all I hear is I'm going to hell. I just don't know...
    Jo8691 Jo8691 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 3

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    Technically I belong to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. So yeah I'm a mormon. Yes mormons are christians. I dont care wha anyome esle thinls I believe in Jesus...
    peachlove516 peachlove516 13-15, F 8 Responses Sep 11

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    So this pastor tells me that I am abrasive, that I come off stern. He then tells me if I don't think it's true go ask other people how I come off to them. I'm like look I'm not...
    Sezom Sezom 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Okay I understand it I just don't get the same call to arms to defend it. Perhaps if I was truly a Christian I would. By any means today I have youth group......and someone pointed...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    For the last few months I've been trying so hard to believe in God. I know someone or something had to create the world, but one thing I don't understand is why do we believe in...
    tlamb17 tlamb17 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    To say it has changed my life would not be an overstatement. On paper, perhaps, it would not appear to be so. I was raised Christian, so I've always gone to church, prayed...
    disciplejon disciplejon 22-25, M 3 Responses 20 hrs 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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