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    • wordkeeper (Login wordkeeper)
      Posted Jun 5, 2006 7:30 AM

      I have been reading a lot of the threads on this board
      and I have a few comments that I hope will be considered.
      From my understanding the Madison Church of Christ went
      through some changes some years back that have upset many
      of the existing members. Most of the changes have to do with
      style of worship while maintaining the acapella heritage.
      First, I want to say I think that how they went about it is
      wrong and un Christ-like. But it appears that the church has
      reached a point of no return. Since we are stewards of the
      resources that God supplies I believe that it would be better
      served to let loose of the Madison congregation and start
      afresh with a new congregation and I hope that many people
      will come to know the lord through the efforts of the people
      who are dissatisfied with the current Madison church. As much
      as it hurts emotionally I believe that it would be better for
      everyone involved. I do not see any value in putting other
      christians down simply because they worship different than
      how you prefer to worship. Your's is not the first to suffer
      a church split and you are not the only church that has
      experienced a church split. I say get on with life and start
      a new congregation and hopefully it will be better that the old
      The second thing I want to address is the accusation of the
      "change-agents" being false teachers. Just because there is
      a difference of opinions on worship style doesn't mean they
      are false teachers. In my view, the most important thing
      to believe is that salvation is through a personal relationship
      with God through his Son, Jesus Christ. I can find no reference
      in the Bible where salvation is determined by the correctness
      of the church doctrine of your congregation. I believe that
      some people on this board believe that. "As long as I attend
      a church of Christ I'll get to heaven" many people will
      be in for a rude awakening with that type of thinking."
      Here is another shocker- "There will be people outside of
      the churches of Christ who do have a personal realtionship
      with God and will be in heaven and many members of the churches
      of Christ will not enter in because God will say ' I never
      KNEW you'". Who made the people on this board the doctine
      police ? Have you all considered thAt you may be totally
      mistaken in how you interpret the scriptures. Maybe a little
      of humility will make you all better christians.
      In closing, I believe that your efforts will be better served
      in starting a new congregation and just let go of the Madison
      Church of Christ abd let God be the judge in their actions.

      Thank you,
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