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May. 4th, 2006



Hello, my name is Stacey. I can tell that this community has just started, but I wanted to join and ask a few questions.

I must admit that I’ve never been to a Church of Christ before, but I’ve attended a lot of denominational churches. I grew up in the Nazarene church and I have attended Orthodox, Baptist, Wesleyan, Non-denominational, Assembly of God, and Congregational Methodist churches. I recently stumbled across a website with free bible lessons that I really enjoyed and later found out was based on the biblical teachings of the Church of Christ. I became pretty intrigued.

I had trouble accepting the biblical teaching that God doesn’t want us using instruments in worship. I still haven’t made my mind up about that one. On one hand, I’m not sure God minds there being a piano, but I can see where there is a problem when there is a full fledged band more worried about impressing the congregation than worshiping God. I think this is something I could possibly come to accept. Perhaps it’s something I should pray about.

I do have two questions that I’d like to ask of the people who are members here. What is the Church of Christ’s view on homosexuality? Do they believe it is a sin, or do they think that homosexuals should be able to preach like the United Methodist do? I know that the Old Testament expressly states that homosexuality is wrong, but the New Testament only mentions sexual impurity and a man leaving his parents to become one with his wife.

Also, does the Church of Christ believe that they are the one true church and that only members of this church will go to Heaven? What about the Baptists, can they make it into Heaven? I know there are some churches with an attitude of superiority. Have any of you ever sensed that in the Church of Christ?

So far I’ve pretty much liked everything I’ve heard, learned, and read. There are some things I truly agree with and I love how the church is so biblically based. I’m just trying to learn a few more things about the church. Thanks for your help.

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