Creator of Veggie Tales: “that isn’t Christianity, it’s morality.’


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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.

About Julia

Here's what you might like to know about me. My name is Julia and I'm a Christian. I love the Bible and, much less importantly, a good steak. My goal with this site is to share the truth of scripture with believer and non-believer alike, and to specifically encourage believers to study and know the Bible, and warn them of false teachings in and around the church. Romans 1:16-17 "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, the just shall live by faith."
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1 Response to Creator of Veggie Tales: “that isn’t Christianity, it’s morality.’

  1. Pingback: Morality without God? « kepdavis

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