My mind is like a petrol-soaked rag! Just the smallest spark and I lose control!

When Israel conquered other nations, the first thing God told them to do was to destroy all the pictures, molten images and idols. As the scriptures say

“Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places:” (Num 33:52)

Why? God knew other cultures, their ideas, their thoughts and their pictures and idols, would all affect what they thought.

The educational philosophy today is to “bring it out into the open” and have “the conversation we need to have”. So they apply this to sex education for young children. This goes against what the Bible teaches.

So they get the kids thinking about all this stuff and then this becomes their thoughts upon which they dwell. This is evil! How to destroy young children and your own thought life? They get small children to start dwelling and thinking on these things.

Then out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks and the actions follow.

“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.” (Luke 6:45)

The Bible clearly states “Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.” (Prov 16:3)  Your works? Yes, these works are what you see, hear, do, places you go and so on – newspapers, TV, internet, friends and acquaintances.

“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” (1 John 2:16)

Our minds are like petrol-soaked rags that can burst into explosive flames unless guarded all the time. 

As the scriptures say “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Rom 12:1-2)

Years ago there was a saying “GIGO”

“Garbage In Garbage Out


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Harley Hitchcock





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