Have you heard what Phil Vischer, co-creator of Veggie Tales™ said about the popular videos? He admitted that the videos taught kids to behave, but without actually teaching Christianity. In fact, they were teaching moralism not Christianity.
Defending.Contending. wrote about this on June 4 quoting Vischer from World Magazine:
“I looked back at the previous 10 years and realized I had spent 10 years trying to convince kids to behave Christianly without actually teaching them Christianity. And that was a pretty serious conviction. You can say, ‘Hey kids, be more forgiving because the Bible says so,’ or, ‘Hey kids, be more kind because the Bible says so!’ But that isn’t Christianity, it’s morality.”
I’m in agreement with Defending.Contending that Vischer’s self-examination was “refreshing” to hear and that this is precisely what is wrong with many churches. Head over to their site read more. I haven’t read the whole article, but you can also see what else Vischer had to say to World magazine.
There are too many people in the world who already think their morality is going to earn them favor with God. But that isn’t true. All of our good behavior or good deeds is like filthy rags according to Scripture. They just can’t measure up. Sinlessness and holiness is what God demands of us. And that is so very much more than we could ever be. Because “all have sinned” and fallen short. That’s exactly why we need Jesus to save us.
- Veggie Tales creator: “[I convinced] kids to behave Christianly without teaching them Christianity.” (defendingcontending.com)