I’m not asking you to take them out of the world but to protect them from the evil one. They don’t belong to the world, just as I don’t belong to the world.
“Sanctify them by the truth. Your word is truth. Just as you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. It is for their sakes that I sanctify myself, so that they, too, may be sanctified by the truth. John 17:15-17
We are living in a time where there is absolutely no fear of God anymore. We are literally living in a world where “anything goes” and Christians tend to make excuses to justify anything that satisfies the needs of their flesh. If it’s not spelled out in black and white in the bible most Christians will automatically say “It’s not written anywhere in the bible, so it must be okay,” Well, I DON’T AGREE.
Computers are now used to buy groceries, to turn on and off the lights, to pay bills, to give the daily weather report and now to find a mate. It’s difficult to discern a lying spirit or one with hidden agendas through online conversations. People tend to post glamour photos of themselves giving false impressions of their appearance, they post photos of them in various backgrounds making them appear to be an avid traveler, a model or an established businessperson which can lead a naive person down a very long rabbit hole into a volatile situation. People can portray to be anyone they choose to be in the imaginary world of internet, and oftentimes internet “relationships” lead to addictive online behavior in which one can find themselves spending more time online with someone who may or may not be who they portray themselves to be instead of spending adequate time with God to inquire of Him for direction. I have received countless emails from women who were seduced into sexual immorality by “ministers” who they met on dating sites. People please ask God for discernment! Anyone can become a “minister” in today’s world, Satan is actually using self proclaimed ministers to carry out his assignment!
Delight yourself in the LORD and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalms 37:4
The word “Christian” is not only used by the false prophets, and witches/wizards for financial profitability, it is used in almost every place of darkness to glamorize sin making sin seem acceptable so that financial or personal gain can be realized. How can God be in anything as filthy as this!? Most dating sites that say they are “Christian” sites only use the word “Christian” frivolously to target religious people, giving them a false impression that their Christian dating site is somehow “safer” than the non-Christian ones so that they get your business!
God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5
Unless you’re a very good detective or have a strong spiritual gift of discernment you won’t know if you’re conversing with a demented married man looking for a fling or a lonely married woman seeking attention not given by her husband. There have been many reports of sex addicts frequenting such sites targeting vulnerable and naive. Dependency on computers is the new normal that most of society has been subtly loured into, a subtle introduction into a world of illusion and sin that has literally taken most people away from God to chase unobtainable dreams whether they realize it or not. Since the introduction of online dating sites the rates of pornography addictions have increased as well as the divorce rate and the rates of infidelity. Online dating sites often lead to pornography sites.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all they getting get understanding. Proverbs 4:7
We are living in a time that is actually WORSE than Sodom and Gomorrah, you can’t even be sure if you’re “dating” a man who was born a woman, or a woman who was born a man! There are many people who get unpleasant surprises when it’s time to meet the online date in person!
At the end of the day, the choice is yours- but I pray that you choose wisely. A fly doesn’t know that it’s caught in a spiders web until it tries to escape! Wisdom is the principal thing.
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