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Discussion in 'Churches of Christ DIR' started by Scuba Pete, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    how many of our members of the church of Christ?

    Where we aim to be Christians only.

    Thanks to the PTBs that did NOT put this under protestantism.
     
  2. Green Gaia

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    You're welcome. :)


    I grew up in a Church of Christ until about the age of 14. Does that count? I think Linus is CoC.
     
  3. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    And I grew up UU until I was 18. :D I think these new forums are GREAT. Are you going to have a place for the International Churches of Christ? They are a quite controversial offshoot of the churches of Christ.
     
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    Maybe someday, but for now this is it.
     
  5. BUDDY

    BUDDY User of Aspercreme

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    I am a member of the church of Christ. I was raised in the church, fell away for a while (well, quite a while to be honest), returned and been faithful since then. Not perfect by any means, but faithful.

    Maize, thank you so much for adding this part of the forums. It feels great to have my own little niche in here.:D

    NetDoc, let's remember to keep a clear speration between what we talk about in other parts of the forums and what we hold dear as Christian brothers here. Mainly our love for each other, our God, His Son and His church. Much love bro'.:)
     
  6. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    Back atcha! But just think how much closer to perfection you will be when you turn against the Shrub! Bwahahaha. (That was a joke).
     
  7. Feathers in Hair

    Feathers in Hair World's Tallest Hobbit

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    Just to pop in and bother everyone, I think both of you are too close to perfection as it is! Any more, and things'd get boring. We wouldn't want that!
     
  8. Linus

    Linus Well-Known Member

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    You think correctly. I was raised in a very conservative church of Christ. Folsom Pointe chruch of Christ in Folsom, CA. Now I'm living in Bowling Green, KY and there are about 4 churches in the area. I am still visiting around and seeing which one I want to worship with permanently.

    Have any of you CoC'ers heard of Florida College? I just graduated from there last spring.
     
  9. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    Near Tampa, right?
     
  10. Linus

    Linus Well-Known Member

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    Yes, sir. Temple Terrace, Florida. I actually kinda miss it there. I had a great time.
     
  11. Snowbear

    Snowbear Nita Okhata

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    Well, I aim to be a "Christian only" but am not a member of the CoC.... or any other church for that matter :eek:
     
  12. Scuba Pete

    Scuba Pete Le plongeur avec attitude...

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    We aim to be Christians only Snow, but not the only Christians! :D You are my sister no matter where you find yourself. ;)
     
  13. Linus

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    So...do you mean that you do not worship with any sort of local group of christians that believe as you do?
     
  14. Snowbear

    Snowbear Nita Okhata

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    Yes, that is what I mean.
     
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    Well, I live in Anchorage and if you ever want to go with me to church you are more than welcome too.
     
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  16. Linus

    Linus Well-Known Member

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    If you dont mind me asking, Is there a particular reason?
     
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    Not really.

    I can come up with a number of "reasons" I suppose. Here's a couple...

    I don't socialize well and have no interest in putting on the happy face for a bunch of people I don't know. I do that at work 'cause I have to.

    I haven't been made to feel truly welcome in any church so far (official "greeters" who make it a point to "welcome" new people don't count in my view).
     
  18. glasgowchick

    glasgowchick Gives Glory to God !!!

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    Hi Everybody, Im a member of the Church of Christ too ..was Baptized almost 3 years ago..
     
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    glasgowchick Gives Glory to God !!!

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    Would it not be better for people to try and make you feel welcome than to walk into a church where it is all doom and gloom and get totally ignored, That would make me feel worse and not want to go back again, on the other hand, if I walked into a church were people were noticing me for being new and come up and welcoming me, I would probably go back.QUOTE=Snowbear]Not really. Oh and before I forget Hi Snow bear.. :)

    I can come up with a number of "reasons" I suppose. Here's a couple...

    I don't socialize well and have no interest in putting on the happy face for a bunch of people I don't know. I do that at work 'cause I have to.

    I haven't been made to feel truly welcome in any church so far (official "greeters" who make it a point to "welcome" new people don't count in my view).[/QUOTE]
     
  20. Snowbear

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    Only if it's genuine. If it's phony or staged, it makes me uncomfortable to be singled out. I would rather be left alone. If I ever do end up going to a church, I will go back for the message and the worship, not the people. People have always and will always, always end up letting me down.
     
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