This I Used To Believe

Our local NPR station has a weekly segment called, This I Believe. This past Friday they had a different edition called. “This I Used To Believe.” This made me think about the things that I use to believe. So I’m going to try and start a meme! This is completely optional, I’m not going to tag anyone, but I would like it if you all wrote their own and asked their readers to write one (and so on). If you do write one, please let me know so I can read yours!

So, this is what I used to believe:

  1. I used to believe it was my job to judge other people’s sins.
  2. I used to believe that a pastor was a paid position.
  3. I used to believe the SBC was the most Scriptural denomination.
  4. I used to believe that women were not qualified to teach men.
  5. I used to believe it was a sin to drink wine/alcohol.
  6. I used to believe that God had called me to become a vocational pastor.
  7. I used to believe that Christians go to Heaven when they die.
  8. I used to believe that maturity came from going to all the church services.
  9. I used to believe the Bible was inerrant and infallible.
  10. I used to believe that the SBC believed that the Bible was inerrant and infallible.
  11. I used to believe that worship meant singing a few songs about God.
  12. I used to believe that people went to Hell because of their sins.
  13. I used to believe that Scripture taught us to tithe.
  14. I used to believe that fellowship happened by sitting next to others without any interaction.
  15. I used to believe that going to seminary made me a better Christian.

Well these are 15 things that I used to believe. So please, if you’re reading this, I’d love to read some of the thing that you used to believe. Post them up on your blog and leave a link in my comments. I hope you enjoyed this list!

Comments

  1. http://Les%20Puryear says

    Lew,

    I don’t understand your list for items 7, 9, 12, and 13. If you don’t believe these things, what do you believe?

    Les

  2. Les,

    My next blog post will be “This I Now Believe” which will answer your questions – hopefully.

    God Speed,
    Lew

  3. Lew, I get what you are saying on some of these but on 4 it isn’t a matter of women being qualified or capable of teaching men, it is that they are not called to teach men. It isn’t an indictment of women, just a command.

  4. I was amused at the fact that Les did not include #3 and #10 in his question to you. I used to believe #3 and #10 as well. ;)

    Your list is actually quite similar to mine. I would add the following: I used to believe that God was angry with me and murdered his son to get it out of his system.