There are things we often to believe to be true as children, but as we mature, we realize how foolish. . .and even funny some of those beliefs were. Here are just a few examples of things that adults used to believe that were featured on BuzzFeed in recent days:
- When I was little, I would spray Febreze in my mouth because I thought it would freshen my breath.
- When I was little I rubbed deodorant on my teeth because I thought it would make them whiter.
- When I was five years old I thought the microwave beeped five times when it was finished because I was five.
- When I was little, I thought that drinking while driving applied to any liquid. When my mom asked me to hand her the water while she was driving, I was so mad I threw it out the window.
- When I was little I thought I could change the weather by blinking.
- When I was younger I thought the ATM belonged to my mom and when this lady tried to get money I yelled at her to give my mom’s money back.
- When I was a kid I thought that if I didn’t sleep with all of my stuffed animals that one of them would get mad.
When I was a kid, I heard my parents talking about Chicken Pox going around and I told them I really wanted this. I thought it was "Chicken Pops" and was some type of chicken nugget - popsicle fusion food, apparently. When I did get the "Chicken Pops," I discovered that I did not want them.
While some of these are funny, it's tragic when false beliefs about things that really matter are carried on for years. That's what was happening to the church in Corinth and throughout the years, to many fellowships and churches. God's warnings of correction through his apostle Paul ring true through the years to us today.
The Church Has Had An Affair
He called out the Corinthians for basically "having an affair" on God. That's pretty harsh language, but spot on.
The audio file linked above and available on our church's app (First Baptist Church of Orange Park) and my podcast gives more detail about what was happening in Corinth many years ago and ultimately, in many churches even today.