I'm very aware of the restoration movement in the 1800's and Alexander Campbell & others in that movment.<quoted text>
I hate to be the one to break the news to you so late in your life but the denomination known as the Church of Christ was created by Alexander Campbell and polished into its present state by Daniel Sommer. The Church of Christ denomination simply did not exist prior to Alexander Campbell. Aren't you curious why Church of Christ worship spaces are identical to Baptist churches inside? Aren't you curious why you use pasteurized grape juice just like the Baptists? Aren't you curious why Church of Christ preachers are the main focus of an assembly and whose sermons consume the most time? Aren't you curious why you sing all those Baptist hymns? It is because Alexander Campbell, a disillusioned Baptist borrowed all those things from the Baptist Church and put them in his newly created denomination, the Church of Christ. You may choose to ignore your denomination's history but you cannot deny the truth.
Yes, Alexander Campbell & others became disillusioned with the teachings of the Baptist church - BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT TEACHING THE TRUTH as written in the Bible!!!
Alexander Campbell & others DID NOT CREATE THE CHURCH OF CHRIST!!!
THEY RESTORED THE FIRST CENTURY CHURCH!!!
THE CHURCH OF CHRIST HAS EXISTED SINCE THE CHURCH WAS FIRST ESTABLISHED - BACK IN THE FIRST CENTURY!
This is the same church that CHRIST ESTABLISHED - WHEN HE SAID "UPON THIS ROCK I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH & THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT".
It is even referred to as the "Churches of Christ" in the Bible.
NO WHERE IN THE BIBLE WILL YOU HEAR ANYTHING ABOUT THE BAPTIST CHURCH!!!
Don't you think I can rembember many IGNORANT people like you - calling us CAMPBELLITES???
Back in the 50's & early 60's it was common for IGNORANT people to call the Church of Christ the Campbellite church. Some IGNORANT people still refer to the Lord's church with that derogative term.
Yes, I know all about Alexander Campbell & others involved in the Restoration movment - I KNOW MORE ABOUT IT THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW...
Are you also aware The Christian Church broke away from the church of Christ - because a group of people wanted to start using an instrumental music in worship. The people who wanted to use instrumental music became The Christian Church.