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Garbage In, Garbage Out


By heath - Posted on 15 January 2010

Ok. So maybe this is a bit of a rant, but I just listened to a song by a CCM band that Courtney and I kind of liked on JC TV the other day. I recently scanned the airwaves to see if we picked up any new broadcast HDTV channels. We did. One is TBN. Woo hoo. Another is JC TV. It is like a Christian MTV. Wow, Christians are really with-it. MTV started in, what, 1981?

Anyway, the song by Tal and Acacia, who in fact do perform decent music, is called Garbage In, Garbage out. This rant has been coming for a while. Courtney smiled when I mentioned it. Christian's are disposed to think that evil is "out there," instead of "in here." Legalistic Christians, and frankly parents with children, seem to have particularly poor judgement in this respect. It is as if they have an interest in locating the evil outside themselves. I suppose that is because their sin is not covered by the blood of Christ or at least they have forgotten.

Jesus says,

“it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.””

(Matthew 15:11 ESV)

This makes me think that the saying, "Garbage in, garbage out," is not really a Christian saying. A better Christian saying regarding the subject is something like, "Bad fruit can't come from a good tree." Oh wait, Jesus said that too.

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