Thoughts and emotions are swirling in many directions. When this ministry site was conceived and implemented there were stated some goals and purposes. The writers and contributors to Church of Christ Recovery wanted mainly to help those in the hard core Church of Christ. The help would be to gain a better understanding of the Bible and what it means to be a Christ follower. The help would also be for those who may want perceive that the teaching in the hard core Church of Christ is flawed and also those who may want to leave the denomination.
Helping church leaders in the Church of Christ was a secondary thought and desire that surfaced. A vision of a reformation within the restoration movement was formed.
This brings me back to the thoughts and emotions that swirl. Sometimes I get angry as I think of the ignorance, hurt and pride that exists within the walls of many Church of Christ congregations. Anger grows intense when scripture is twisted and taken out of context to be a “proof text” for the denominational doctrine.
It is then realized the hard core Church of Christ will not likely be reformed though, it should be recognized that the Holy Spirit can and does marvelous things. However, our efforts are best spent on the individuals who have been hurt or those who are seeking answers. Church of Christ Recovery is here for the individual.
The year of 2014 will be a very productive year for Church of Christ Recovery. More attention to content and teaching will be available. There will also be a number of essays and the most exciting addition will be the focus upon actual seminar and classes which will be presented online and in person.
The hard core Church of Christ teaching deminishes the grace of God, sovereignty of God and the glory of God. It places too much emphasis on what the individual does to be saved and far less on God. This is tragic and dangerous.
Church of Christ Recovery wants to help you recover from the church and its theological abuse and introduce you to a relationship with Jesus the one who said:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”