There was a time when if you said you were a Christian there was no doubt about what you believed in. You believed you were a worthless sinner until the lord cleaned you up and washed you with his blood of mortal sacrifice. You believed you are henceforth no longer responsible for the atrocities you committed previously.
You believed that all your non-Christian neighbours are going to end up in hell if they died outside the fold, only you and your self-righteous family are headed for heaven and glory when you all died. You believed that everything the songs you sing in church and play on mass media said was divine and absolute truth. You revered gospel artistes above secular artistes.