Jesus, in Matthew 12:34, says that “out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” What is really inside of a person comes out of their mouth. You will know the tree by the fruit it bears. That’s a more reliable indicator than a person’s eyes. He says in v.35 ” The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.” In Matthew 15 Jesus is responding to the accusation that his disciples eat without washing their hands. He says what gets eaten goes into the stomach and is later expelled; it’s what comes out of a person mouth, not what goes in, that defiles. What comes out of the mouth shows us what a person is really made of. Continue reading
This video well illustrates the point that it is our very nature to be evil. He offers loads of scripture to back his claims. Don’t give up on it too early; hang in there, it ends with a presentation of the Gospel. They give you all of the bad news first, but the good news is in there.
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