I  have many magazine articles, pictures, posters, books, CD's.. of  Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, and many other bands of this world, does God anywhere in His word, clearly state, that once I am changed, and I no longer listen to this music, and look upon the books and pictures, that I am to rid them completely from my life, that is, throw them away?  I want what God wants.


Well, God doesn't specifically say "get rid of the music" but there is pretty good indication what we are to do with the "stuff" that once led us away from the truth, and encouraged us into error, the following is an example of those who became converted, turning away from the past delusions:

"A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand pieces of silver."  [Acts 19:19] (Note: a piece of silver was a day's wage, so, in today's wages, the value would have been somewhere in the neighborhood of six million dollars!)

These next Scriptures show that the former "stuff" is no longer to be in your mind.  You are a new creation, a new person, the old person who like the "junk" of the past is now dead, crucified with Christ, and you are to think differently:

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things."  [Philippians 4:8]

"They (God's people, Christians) will no longer defile themselves with their idols and vile images or with any of their offenses, for I will save them from all their sinful backsliding, and I will cleanse them. They will be my people, and I will be their God."  [Ezekiel 37:23]

I would destroy that stuff.  It is the "world's deception" that Satan uses to deceive and keep the beauty of Christ hidden.  Do not give it to another, for then you just would be taking part in the spread of deception.

When I was saved, 21 years ago, I threw out all the Playboy magazines, and dump all the liquor down the drain, and destroyed all the other books and things that prompted the flesh to ungodly things.

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