I was recently dating a girl who is church of Christ and we had to break up because she got baptized. We were dating for a year. I am a methodist, is there any way to prove that we can still date or something through the bible? Without joining or doing anything with their church? Because they believe that i have not been properly baptized...What can I do?
I have been properly baptized with my church.
They dont use instruments.
WIth COC you will have to be properly baptized AND become a member - in their view you are not a Christian as they believe baptism by immersion a requirement for salvation.
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I was recently dating a girl who is church of Christ and we had to break up because she got baptized. We were dating for a year. I am a methodist, is there any way to prove that we can still date or something through the bible? Without joining or doing anything with their church? Because they...
Sir, if they are adiment, and she follows their teachings; you may benefit from the separation. When you say 'church of Christ' are you talking about the denomination that accepts vocal music only to God ? (I am a former deacon in the church of Christ; and I have identified to date 9 deviations to the word of God, The congregation I was raised in had all 9).
I've long since left religion behind but I sort of know what this is all about. I grew up in a Pentecostal church. Services involved speaking in tongues, laying on of hands, people jumping up and shouting. In lots of non evangelical, non-Pentecostal churches, this sort of stuff just doesn't happen. And if someone from that background comes in contact with it, then they tend to freak out. It's not even so much about denomination. Some Baptist churches are very enthusiastic in their worship services. Some Baptists aren't. Usually, the words that are used to distinguish one type church from another are Pentecostal (although that is a denominational difference), charismatic, or evangelical. Your boyfriends mother might have been a little confused because given that Baptist churches tend to pride themselves on the independence of their congregations, you can't always tell what your getting just because the church says Baptist. Honestly, I've found that a lot of this stuff generally to be almost related to class divisions as much as anything else. The ritzier the church the more they generally frown on this type stuff. They just generally tend to frown on any emotional displays. This really doesn't have anything to do with differences in religious doctrine. It's more a matter of some people being uncomfortable with emotional display, touching etc. For folks that are comfortable with it, they view it as a display of enthusiasm, sincerity or maybe a gift of the Holy Ghost. For those who aren't comfortable with it, they tend to view emotional reactions as a sign of personal weakeness of some sort. People are supposed to be restrained and not shout or touch somebody else etc. Your boyfriends mother may have been temporarily weirded out by this experience. I don't really see how this should be a problem. I mean, it's not like your boyfriends Mom is going to be required to attend services with your relatives. So the fact that they might have different styles of worship, shouldn't really be a problem. Think of it this way. You and your boyfriend view your relationship as a relationship between you and the other, and God (since your religious). Your families view your relationship as involving a relationship between the entire families. Your prospective mother in law is uptight. Your family isn't. This worries her. But unless this affects your relationship with your boyfriend, then just try to roll with the punches. If it does affect your relationship with the guy, well, sad to say, your boyfriend is a momma's boy and hasn't yet developed his own personality. It wasn't meant to be. Hope things work out for you.
If you care about her, you will learn why she holds that position. It is obviously something she holds dear, and something about dating you she feels comes between her and the Lord. (Unless of course she just wanted to break up with you and she is just using this as an excuse.)
I would suggest to learn more about her religion, enroll in a correspondence course. Most congregations of the Church of Christ offer them for free. (If the local congregation does not have them, e-mail me and I will tell you a congregation that does.)
These courses come in the mail. You take them at your own pace in the privacy of your own home. Once you finish a lesson, you answer the review questions that come with it and mail them in. They will be graded and returned to you with the next lesson.
Once you know more about her religion, you will know more about her. (At least you will know more about the church so you can compare their teaching to the Bible.)
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Theres not much you can do - different demoninations have different doctrines - even some that arent strictly biblical. Change the belief structure of the different demonination - convert - or move on.
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You're done dude. The vast majority of christians believe that you shouldn't be romantically involved with someone who doesn't share your faith. Sorry.