Monday, October 24, 2016


Facebook is a great tool to build up others and therefore glorify God if used with a little maturity and responsibility. But like all tools it comes with a warning label because it can also be utilized as a deadly weapon. It's not really for kids if you consider the seven points I thought of this morning. The power of life and death are in your tongue (Proverbs 18:21). Texting is a convenient substitute for the tongue in our world and even relationships across the world. We can hide behind a device and dodge speaking. It lies somewhere between the printed word and conversation.

But it is a VERY POOR form of proper communication for any kind of depth of character or relating. I have seen lives devastated by the effects of abusing FACE BOOK. Consider how we may be using it in childish ways and be victims unsuspecting:

(nope, not the techie kind of learning)

1. To abuse another directly or indirectly
2. To air one's personal dirty laundry and not be able to make amends or take it back
3. To manipulate others
4. It can offend easily because how we one would say something in person may come across in the opposite spirit the sender wrote it!
5. Then there is that pesky auto correct and bad spelling and grammar that may be confusing to the reader " LoL!"
6. Many are innocently unaware that their personal preferences, contacts and information, their texting and photos and posted links are all being tracked by advertisers and predators to start. It was not created FOR the consumer. It was created for business PROFIT!
7.It is addicting and can impact the moment you are in with the people who there for you in person. Scientific studies have proven that copious use of devices and the EFTs close to your body directly affect the health of your brain and heart etc -- most especially if you are young. We give those things to babies who are now addicted,

Lets remember the words of Paul in 1 Corinthians 13:11
King James Version (KJV)
"When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man [grownup], I put away childish things."

Pastor Fern Chapman

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