My 7 Promises to You for This Blog

Bible

The problem with writing is that it’s more or less permanent. Sure, you can delete a web page, but it’s still out there in the archives. And people will have still read it.

More importantly, by starting up a blog of this nature, I’m assuming upon myself somewhat of a teacher position. That’s not something I take lightly.

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. (James 3:1–2, ESV)

Unfortunately, I do indeed stumble quite often, both in my beliefs and in acting upon them. I want to present what I have learned as best as I can for the sake of mutual edification. What I do not want to do is inadvertently lead anyone into error due to a wrong belief on my own part.

The thing is, I’m still learning too. In fact that’s largely why I started this blog, because teaching is one of the best ways to learn. I don’t want to just “impart my wisdom” to you; I want start some conversations and help us all learn more together.

So please carefully judge everything I say. Compare it to the Scriptures, and seek the guidance of the Spirit. Correct me when I am wrong, showing me from the Scriptures where I have erred in my interpretation.

With that in mind, I give to you, the readers, the following seven promises as I write on this blog:

  1. I promise that I do not know everything.
  2. I promise that I will be wrong about some of the things I write.
  3. I promise that some of the beliefs I have right now will change.
  4. I promise that I will regret some of the things I post.
  5. I promise that I will not always act in accordance with what I post.
  6. I promise that I will continue asking the Spirit to teach me.
  7. I promise that I will try to correct my errors as they are revealed.