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  • Why I Left the church of Christ
    • Richard Logan (no login)
      Posted Sep 11, 2017 8:04 PM

      So many reason's but I'll narrow it the best I can.

      Because I was taught, by my father, a church of Christ preacher (very conservative), that everyone that didn't worship the way the "church" worshiped were going to hell! I was a member of the "church" for 51 years before I had a revelation...I think from much study, and from God. I finally realized that there is no such thing as a scriptural worship service outlined in the New Testament. I realized that what I was taught was not Christianity, rather it was a man-contrived ceremony that was/is a waste of my time. If the worship service was important it would've been outlined, in detail, on the structure of said service. Furthermore, I wasn't really taught what it meant to be a Christian, rather I was taught how to follow the "club" rules of the church of Christ.
      I have learned that Christianity has absolutely nothing to do with that Sunday morning ceremony, rather Christianity is a lifestyle, a choice to love my neighbor as myself. It's not about running off people who are sinners, the church of Christ is good at that, rather it's about loving each other, becoming family with one another, helping one another, and sharing burdens with each other. It's about feeding the hungry, giving water to those who are thirsty, clothing those who are naked (Matthew 25th chapter talking about the judgement day).
      I find nothing in scripture about some Catholic ceremony, which all denominations do. I used to believe the church of Christ was not a denomination, but my eyes have been opened. You don't think it's a denomination? Consider this: we all go sit in pews, in neat little rows. We pay song leaders to lead singing. Preachers get paid very well to get up on Sunday and give a message, visit the sick, perform weddings, preachers are the one person a "sinner" wants to talk to when life gets hard. That sounds just like the catholic church to me! Oh, and that Sunday morning ritual of "communion" is straight out of the Catholic church as well.
      Communion, as mentioned in I Corinthians the eleventh chapter was a talking about the Lord's Supper being a meal the church ate together in fellowship. Don't think so? Go read that chapter again, starting with the 17th verse. I'm all for doing the Lord's Supper, and I do it every Wednesday night with my church family where I attend. You might disagree about it, but I know I'm right for my sake. The bible says to work out my own soul's salvation, with fear and trembling!" The bible also tells us in II Thessolonians 4:11 to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, "you should mind your own business."
      I left the church of Christ because of the false emphasis, on false, man-made worship that'll surely send one to hell if you don't do it right. Rom 12:1 tells me to present my body as a living sacrifice...that's the one true act of spiritual worship. James 1:26-27 tells us that religion that God accepts as pure and perfect is to help the widows and orphans in their time of need. I don't recall hearing either of those things being preached on in the dozens of church of Christ I've been in my whole life. All I remember hearing was the plan of salvation, and how everyone else was going to hell because they didn't worship correctly. I remember the older folks exclaiming how a preacher was a "true preacher of the gospel", and that preacher never said anything about what it really means to be a Christian.
      You folks that come from a church of Christ background know I'm telling the truth here! You've all heard it and it's all false man-made doctrine.
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