Church of Christ or Baptist?

Church of Christ or Baptist?

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Looking for a church

Canton, TX

#1 Sep 7, 2011
I'm confused and wondering which is best? I can't seem to get a straight answer.
ummmmmmm

Murray, KY

#2 Sep 7, 2011
Looking for a church wrote:
I'm confused and wondering which is best? I can't seem to get a straight answer.
If you came here for an answer, then your going to be even more confused now. This is no place to be asking which church to be going to. I think you just started this thread for people to come here, and start a little bashing about churches? So, here you go! Why don't you go, and ask a preacher on both sides, and then compare, and then see which one like the best, and then you will make up your mind!
Good Episcopalian

Mena, AR

#3 Sep 8, 2011
Neither! If you want a church that doesn't make you feel guilty all the time, allows you to be a Christian AND use your brain, and feel GOD'S love, go to an Episcopal church.
wrong

Martin, TN

#4 Sep 8, 2011
i am COC & my opinion is that believing with all you have in the Lord & that thru His son Jesus Christ that we are saved & try to live a christian life after you have been saved then go to a "building" that inspires your soul to keep living for Heavan
I agree

Clarkrange, TN

#5 Sep 8, 2011
wrong wrote:
i am COC & my opinion is that believing with all you have in the Lord & that thru His son Jesus Christ that we are saved & try to live a christian life after you have been saved then go to a "building" that inspires your soul to keep living for Heavan
I am Baptist and I agree with you, the rest is all just fluff!! Thank you brother/sister. I'll be pleased to sit beside you when we get to Heaven!!!
UC social clubs

Canton, TX

#6 Sep 8, 2011
Problem is most of the churches in UC are just social clubs. I'll stick to going to church in Troy where people are real.
What is going on

United States

#7 Sep 8, 2011
All religion is a crock... there is no God, Heaven or Hell and there is no proof other than the Bible , which is a hoax, that there is a God or even Jesus. The Bible and the church... it's all about control.
ummmmmmm

Murray, KY

#8 Sep 8, 2011
What is going on wrote:
All religion is a crock... there is no God, Heaven or Hell and there is no proof other than the Bible , which is a hoax, that there is a God or even Jesus. The Bible and the church... it's all about control.
If you are an athiest, then what God tells you when to die, or to die? What God tells you where you are going when you die? Do you even have another Gon? Or Not? Do you serve anyone else? Or you just living?
ummmmmmm

Murray, KY

#9 Sep 8, 2011
God that is, do you have another riligion in other words? See like my religion told me that I had to work to eat, so what religion tells you, you have to eat and work? Is your God love or hate? What kind of holidaays do you and your god believe in?
ICU

Cookeville, TN

#10 Sep 8, 2011
What is going on wrote:
All religion is a crock... there is no God, Heaven or Hell and there is no proof other than the Bible , which is a hoax, that there is a God or even Jesus. The Bible and the church... it's all about control.
Religion is not provable. It is based entirely on faith and faith is not provable. Some churches are indeed about control. Some are not however. Southern Baptists with their political agenda seems to be more in the control arena than Church of Christ which places itself squarely in the religion area. No pun intended on the four square thing. lol.
I prefer the Christian Church or Deciples of Christ for non control and less of the Hellfire and brimstone thing. Just my 0.2.
ICU

Cookeville, TN

#11 Sep 8, 2011
ummmmmmm wrote:
<quoted text>If you are an athiest, then what God tells you when to die, or to die? What God tells you where you are going when you die? Do you even have another Gon? Or Not? Do you serve anyone else? Or you just living?
Huh?
google it

Paducah, KY

#12 Sep 8, 2011
google "church of christ cult" and I'm pretty sure you'll figure out real quick to stay away from that one. If you go there it will just seem "off" at first and when you see how they bash other religions, which will certainly turn you off. But let me be very clear that they will HIDE the worst of their cult-like doctrines from visitors and new converts for even YEARS so as to not scare you away.
Cults are very clever in how they lure you in slowly and conduct their brainwashing. People who get sucked into the church of christ have a VERY hard time getting out. They will harass you, stalk you, show up at your workplace, disfellowship you (shunning), telling you that you will go to hell if you do not return to them. And if you do manage to get out, the doctrine will haunt you in your dreams for years to come. Please be very careful of them.
What is going on

United States

#13 Sep 8, 2011
ummmmmmm wrote:
God that is, do you have another riligion in other words? See like my religion told me that I had to work to eat, so what religion tells you, you have to eat and work? Is your God love or hate? What kind of holidaays do you and your god believe in?
I am an antheist... I have no God. I do not need a God to have and live a happy, healthy and very normal life. I can spend my time being positive and doing good instead of worring about whether I will go to a make believe Heaven or Hell. I am free of all religious BS.
oh no not again

Carol Stream, IL

#14 Sep 8, 2011
Here we go again. People like google always trying to start stuff. If google cults you will find all denominations listed including all foreign religions especially muslim
something really weird

Monterey, TN

#15 Sep 9, 2011
google it wrote:
google "church of christ cult" and I'm pretty sure you'll figure out real quick to stay away from that one. If you go there it will just seem "off" at first and when you see how they bash other religions, which will certainly turn you off. But let me be very clear that they will HIDE the worst of their cult-like doctrines from visitors and new converts for even YEARS so as to not scare you away.
Cults are very clever in how they lure you in slowly and conduct their brainwashing. People who get sucked into the church of christ have a VERY hard time getting out. They will harass you, stalk you, show up at your workplace, disfellowship you (shunning), telling you that you will go to hell if you do not return to them. And if you do manage to get out, the doctrine will haunt you in your dreams for years to come. Please be very careful of them.
I recently met a lady who has her own "home business". She an her husband are well known members of the COC in this county which was neither here nor there when I decided to start buying her product. After some time I decided I no longer wanted the product and didn't care to purchase anymore from her. What you have sed in your post almost describes her to a "T" when talking about her business tactics. She has almost got to the point of "stalking" me with everything you mentioned above. I believe that simply by going to COC those ways become imbeded in their personality and they will use them on the job as well as in church.
google it

Paducah, KY

#16 Sep 9, 2011
To "something really weird":
This doesn't surprise me a bit. I have several decades experience with the church of christ, so I know the mindset of those people on a deep level. They think they are the only christians, so I think this may contribute to why most of them have a sense of entitlement. Both my coc parents are criminals, although they kept it hidden pretty well most of the time. One parent however, has been arrested many times and has convictions, but I'm not sure ever spent a full night in jail. Money talks... I have known many, many abusive and otherwise criminal members of the church of christ. The depth of their bizarre religious doctrines (you can only be saved if you are baptized into the church of christ and no other denomination, then you can be lost or saved on any given day depending on how near perfect you were) and the way they treat others, especially their views on keeping wives and kids in submission, is so much that I could hardly begin to explain it in a few paragraphs. Anyone who googles church of christ cult will find enough dirt to keep them reading for days.
Speaking in Love

Germantown, TN

#17 Sep 10, 2011
first to address the atheist, you say there is no God, and that it is all made up, because of science, However, Science proves there is a God more so than it does that there is no God. in fact God is provable by science whereas the big bang and evolution are not. point 1. If God is life then God is an energy and if God is an enery he is eternal and can transfer energy as anything with energy Can. big bang, always come back to a point of nothingness, that out of absolute nothing something existed, thus violating all sorts of Laws of energy and matter, and Thermodynamics. so while you call God and creation stupid I call it Scientific fact, and call a make believe story that something came from nothing, then blew up, then turned into some sort of soup on earth where, a single celled organism became a multicelled organism, who somehow decided that it wanted more cells and became larger on up into more complex animals and decided it would split into male and female, and have new cells that make eyes and noses, and teeth, and organs, and so on and so forth into trillions of differnt species on earth, tell me sir. a human and an ape cannot make children, the genetics does not allow for mixing, so what primate became a human and who did it mate with? because it could not mate with an ape, the Gentics do not mix. SO in conclusion Evolution as taught in schools and colleges world wide, is a theory that can not be proven, and in fact can be disproven repeatedly. thank you

Now on to which church, study the Bible, study salvation, see what the apostles taught, on worship, doctrine, and the church, and then see which one teaches what it says. we are not allowed to make our own names or teachings or doctrines. follow that book, see if what they teach is written in that book,(KJV) if something is being done wrong. then dont go to that one. Christ said narrow is the way, we must be narrow minded on doctrine, we believe there is one God, that is narrow minded to the world. there is one word of God. follow his word, and you wont need a denomination you just need his church. that was established in acts 2 on the day of pentecost. he said I will build MY church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. look at the name on the door and see who's church it is, listen to what they teach and see whos teaching it is. and that will tell you exactly what you need to know.
God forbid

Milan, TN

#18 Sep 10, 2011
What is going on wrote:
<quoted text>
I am an antheist... I have no God. I do not need a God to have and live a happy, healthy and very normal life. I can spend my time being positive and doing good instead of worring about whether I will go to a make believe Heaven or Hell. I am free of all religious BS.
Whoever you are, the day will come when you will regret ever typing those words !!!!
Fred

Newbern, TN

#19 Sep 10, 2011
What is going on wrote:
All religion is a crock... there is no God, Heaven or Hell and there is no proof other than the Bible , which is a hoax, that there is a God or even Jesus. The Bible and the church... it's all about control.
what if the people that wrote all these science books are full of crock? most of them over time are proven to be wrong, maybe they are in control lol...dont let the judgemental christians push you away...ask & ye shall receive the answers...i mean what if there is a God...he might not be that bad
Fred

Newbern, TN

#20 Sep 10, 2011
ICU wrote:
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Religion is not provable. It is based entirely on faith and faith is not provable. Some churches are indeed about control. Some are not however. Southern Baptists with their political agenda seems to be more in the control arena than Church of Christ which places itself squarely in the religion area. No pun intended on the four square thing. lol.
I prefer the Christian Church or Deciples of Christ for non control and less of the Hellfire and brimstone thing. Just my 0.2.
ive seen you all over these boards with your ridiculous comments. why would anything you say be provable. i think you just prefer to be a creep...kinda scary!

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