Welcome to overcoming temptation my name is Oyisi our topic today is titled: Be careful of the Internet.
In Daniel 12:4 we understand that as we approach the last days knowledge will increase. Today technology is mind blowing there is advancement in space travel, medical breakthroughs, use of robots to do so many things and so on. One of the advancement in technology is the Internet, today most people can access the internet at a relatively cheap amount even in developing countries like Nigeria. It means they have access to so much information. Personally I find the internet very useful, I watch YouTube videos to learn how to do so many things I didn’t know, and also search Google to get valuable information on persons, places and subjects. Social media like face book have been very useful in getting in touch with old friends that I never knew we could meet again and also messaging apps like whatsapp have been great to call and text friends virtually free of charge. So technology is really a blessing, but like everything it can be abused or misused. So this is the aspect we need to be careful about.
Even when you are innocently browsing the internet you see adverts of almost nude people asking you to click them or learn more. There is so much invitation of single lady looking for a man or a single man looking for a lady. Then there are pornographic site, adultery sites, meaning the website actually promotes adultery, it is unbelievable, online dating websites and so on. Sometime a husband or children may be visiting these website and many member of the family do not know. Some people out of just curiosity begin to visit these x rated websites and later find themselves entangled until it eventually affects them negatively. There is no way that you will patronize indecent websites that it will not lead to problems.
This is not to say that there are no cases of successful marriages through online dating. But the idea is that you need to be extremely careful because many people online are wolves in sheep’s clothing. I watch investigation discovery from time to time and there we see real stories of several instance people have gotten themselves killed by people they met online. In one occasion this teenage girl met a young boy like herself online and they became friends and even exchanged pictures, unknowingly to her this was a much older man pretending to be a teenager. He eventually planned to meet with her and as you expect the girl never mentioned her secret relationship to her parents, so he picked her up in a car and eventually sexually abused and murdered her. So you have no idea who you may be dealing with when you meet someone online. Many people who seek relationship online are full of deception. Many human beings know how to put up a very good outward appearance but inside their heart is full of evil, so you need to be careful.
Also patronizing online sex websites can lead to pornography and this can become addictive. Also online dating website are used by criminals to extort money from you, get sensitive information or blackmail you. Even on some so called Christian dating website, a certain lady met this supposedly devoted Christian who was a doctor, meanwhile he was a conman and had so many girl friends who he told similar lies to.
So please be careful avoid immoral and pornographic websites, when you see the adverts close it or close the page, resist all temptation on the internet. The bible in 2 Timothy 1:7 says that God has given you a spirit of self control, so control yourself, your spirit is in charge not your flesh by the grace of Jesus Christ. Wish you a blessed day.