I have read many of the post and there are those who have problems with the church of Christ. Without arguing, and mostly out of curiosity, I wish to know what these problems are and the reasons for them. Feel free to provide scripture (with context) to support the position.
The only requirement is an open mind, but not so open that one's brain falls out.
I have always been in the church of Christ, put there by Jesus Himself when I became a Christian at 15 years old. But over the 32 years since that day I have observed one thing in particular that bothers me greatly about the body of believers known as the CofC....the overwhelming focus on the church itself. It seems to me that there is more of a push to convert people to the "brotherhood" or the doctrinal mannerisms of the CofC than to convert one to a lasting faith in Christ.
I mean, it's simple, if you convert a person to Jesus Christ and they respond to His gospel with obedient faith....that person will be a member of the only "church" that Christ ever established. Christ will add him or her to His "church" by His own doing.
I do believe that the CofC has VERY GOOD intentions with promoting non-denominational Christianity....having doctrines and practices based solely on the NT teachings....but I'm convinced that the focus must be taken off of the church and placed back on center with Jesus and Him crucified. Allow people to grow spiritually in Christ as a real Savior, not just teach them to comply with the understandings of the CofC.
I'm sure there are people in the CofC who will be disappointed with me for saying these things, but I really feel that the CofC needs to take a long look at itself and see whether it is really the example of being God's people as the CofC claims to be.
Is this the type of discussion you were seeking jb728b?