Firstly I hope this is the correct area for this thread. My intention is NOT to start a debate with COC members but for Baptist to discuss how to deal with things they try to tell us were doing wrong. This may or may not have happened to you but I know I have been approached many times by them trying to tell me they are the ONLY true church. Soo...my Dad is a Church of Christ member and I know a few others. They are good people. But trying to talk to them about things is like talking to a steel fence post. They hear nothing you say. Especially my Dad....sometimes I get tired of hearing about how I go to a " man made church". I think he was a bit surprised when I finally told him Alaxander Cambell who founded the Church of Christ was a MAN and that Joseph Smith who founded the Mormon Church was also a MAN and that the first Mormon Churches beared the name " Church of Christ". The example of Joseph Smith should tell anyone with common sense that because a BUILDING says Church of Christ on the door doesn't mean it bears good fruit ! Another....I've been singing old Hank Williams Gospel songs at Church with my guitar and was told by a COC that I was wrong for doing that and it was man made worship. Really??? Where in the bible does God forbid musical instruments.....it doesn't. Actually in PSALM 150 it encourages praising god with various musical instruments. COC says well that was Old Testament. So since when was the God of the Old Testament different from God now? Sorry but he is the same God fellas. It seems to me that a MAN decided musical instruments were forbidden in worship in their services and not God. And that's fine. If they prefere singing only...great. But telling people they are SINNING when using a instrument in Church is a little too far in my opinion. But mostly it is near impossible to explain this to a COC member. Usually their explanation is " well it isn't authorized by the bible". Really?....and when was the electricity and running water AUTHORIZED by the bible that they use in their building? Not even going to touch the Baptism issue with them :tonofbricks: So anyway....hey these guys are believers in Christ and I love them. It's to bad that they ( or the ones here) wont even consider having a friendly fellowship with Baptist people.....actually forbidden I think. It's so frustrating that they often are a brick wall to reason and explanation against their obvious MAN MADE rules that they all so commonly accuse the Baptist of being guilty of. And I just wonder had anyone ever had any success convincing a COC member that they were deceived????????