Why I am NOT a member of the Church of Christ

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Donna

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Mar 18, 2013
 
Good website here that explains a lot>>>

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Barnsweb

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Mar 18, 2013
 
Pretty old posts, but a catchy title, comsiderin the most infamous CoC tract 'Why I am a member of the Church of Christ':-)
Lords Church

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Lords Church

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mopman

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May 14, 2013
 
An RCC uprising. Good golly miss molly.

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May 14, 2013
 
Donna wrote:
Good website here that explains a lot>>>
http://whyiamnotamemberofthechurchofchrist.bl...
Donna you jump in every once in a while and do this but never bring your thoughts or the biblical reasons to the forum.
Mike Peterson

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May 14, 2013
 
Donna wrote:
Good website here that explains a lot>>>
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Donna: I am fairly new here. What Church?
Walkinginlove

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May 24, 2013
 

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Donna: I am fairly new here. What Church?
Why is that important? Is it so you can get the CoC playbook out on how to attack another believer?
Mike Peterson

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May 24, 2013
 
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Why is that important? Is it so you can get the CoC playbook out on how to attack another believer?
No so I can explain the faith of Jesus' church.
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May 28, 2013
 
Mike, does your Church teach the need that we are disciples of Jesus that hear and do whatever He taught? We're starting to get into those things locally, as well as some classes on other religions history and beliefs - such as Islam. It's good to see some actual equipping of the saints and not just dropping them off at baptism:-)
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Mike, does your Church teach the need that we are disciples of Jesus that hear and do whatever He taught? We're starting to get into those things locally, as well as some classes on other religions history and beliefs - such as Islam. It's good to see some actual equipping of the saints and not just dropping them off at baptism:-)
The CC is a Sacramental Church. We believe that Jesus taught that children are part of the Kingdom. Let the children come to me, baptism if for you and your children and those far away. Baptisme is the bloodless circumcision So Children are taught about the faith and the sacraments and are prepared ot take the sacraments and know why, if they pay attention.

For Converst you just can't walk down to the Priest and say I want to be saved as a Catholic. No instant salvation and another notch goes on the pastors belt.

You go through RICA, and learn what the Church teaches and this can take from up to 2 years in some aresa to abut 8 months which is the norm. If after that time, you are asked if you believe in these teachings and make that decision. Many decide they are not ready at that time.

Adult education is offered in many parishes but what the Church has that really works are called retreats. Men and women get away for the weekend and spend 2 days of total immersion, in study , reading, prayer and meditation
Walkinginlove

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No so I can explain the faith of Jesus' church.
You are not Jesus Church any more then any other denominational group.
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You are not Jesus Church any more then any other denominational group.
What is a denomination? Talk about a man made word. Do you mean a non-Catholic Christian community.
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What is a denomination? Talk about a man made word. Do you mean a non-Catholic Christian community.
I mean any group of people worshiping in a man made temple with a sign outside calling itself a church. That includes the churches of Christ. They are deeper in debt because of their false claims to not be a denomination. Yet they use man made creeds to reject Jesus authority over baptism. Water baptism is to be done once, you put on Christ or are clothed in your wedding garments only once.

Hebrews 6 clearly shows you can not re-crusify Christ a second time, yet your denomination requires it based on man's authority of knowledge being about Jesus' authority on the cross.
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I mean any group of people worshiping in a man made temple with a sign outside calling itself a church. That includes the churches of Christ. They are deeper in debt because of their false claims to not be a denomination. Yet they use man made creeds to reject Jesus authority over baptism. Water baptism is to be done once, you put on Christ or are clothed in your wedding garments only once.
Hebrews 6 clearly shows you can not re-crusify Christ a second time, yet your denomination requires it based on man's authority of knowledge being about Jesus' authority on the cross.
I am a proud Papist. I believe in 1 baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

I eat the flesh of Jesus and drink his blood just like he commanded. I have life in me.

Do you know Jesus? You will know him in the breaking of the bread.
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Jesus said His sheep know His voice and follow Him and will not follow another:-)
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I am a proud Papist. I believe in 1 baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
I eat the flesh of Jesus and drink his blood just like he commanded. I have life in me.
Do you know Jesus? You will know him in the breaking of the bread.
I broke bread last night a sin in most churches of Christ and this view of the churches of Christ is again in contradiction of the Lord's command to remember him whenever we do so.

Ok let me break it down for you, if I were like the churches of Christ, I would require you to be baptized again since you do not understand the one baptism that includes, death to self as Jesus speaks of baptism when speaking to his disciples who wish to be at his right and left hands. He asked them can you suffer the baptism I am to suffer. That baptism was death to his own will and replacing with God's will for his life, in this case it was God's will that he die.

Water baptism for the forgiveness of sins, because of the blood that was shed for all sins by Jesus Christ. The churches of Christ seem to have forgotten the blood that makes this all possible. Thus water appears to have become the thing that sames them and that it is by their efforts they are saved and not because of the willing baptismal sacrifice of our Lord.

And finally birth in the Holy Spirit, many of the churches of Christ have replacing the Holy Sprint with knowledge and claim that this knowledge learned by them is the Holy Spirit. It explains how easily they paint themselves into a corner over Ezra 10 being for today.

Most who are baptized in the churches of Christ only know that water saves them, this knowledge is partial of the truth of the one baptism thus they should be baptized again for their lack of knowledge should they not?

But God says NO! Jesus authority is above all and it is by his blood we are saved, because of this we put on Christ and crucify him to ourselves only one time. That personal crucifixion of the Lord to ourselves gives us our wedding clothes for the wedding feast. You can not be baptized a second time if you have been taught your baptism was not good enough the first time. Because at it's root it says that Jesus authority and sacrifice was not good enough, just like those who went back to animal sacrifices were guilty of in Hebrews it brings shame to the Lord and savior of the world!

Death to self Mark 10:38
Water Acts 2:38
Holy Spirit Birth Acts 2:38
Walkinginlove

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Jun 6, 2013
 
Correction for the end of post 15

"Hebrews 6 clearly shows you can not re-crusify Christ a second time, yet your denomination requires it based on man's authority of knowledge being about Jesus' authority on the cross. "

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Hebrews 6 clearly shows you can not re-crusify Christ a second time, yet your denomination requires it based on man's authority of knowledge being ABOVE Jesus' authority on the cross.
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Jun 8, 2013
 
I avoid CoCs that don't hold fast to the whole promise of God (forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit). It seems to be a common indicator with other issues.

Think it over and see if you might also have had the same experience.

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