Monday, September 07, 2009

How to avoid Internet temptation

A Fox News Article:
Christian Couples Staying Faithful on Facebook, Twitter 
- Science News | Science
(How to avoid the temptations of the Internet)
Christian Couples Staying Faithful on Facebook, Twitter - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News - FOXNews.com

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The above article is about Christian couples sharing the same email address as a way of avoiding some of the temptations of the Internet.
I have two other suggestions:
1. Use a picture that also includes your spouce on your profile pages of your social networking communities like Facebook, MySpace etc. This makes an instant statement and impression.
2. There is also a FREE SOLUTION to greatly reduce Internet temptation.
It is not a web filtering program... the problem with filtering programs is daddy has the password!
There is a simple accountability software program that you can download at http://xxxchurch.com/.
After downloading, you select an accountability partner and submit their email address. Then once a week your accountability partner will get an email report of any potentially problem websites that you visited. If you choose to shut off the accountability software, then your accountability partner gets an email saying that you turned off the program.
For your protection, I suggest the use an alias while using this program - then the weekly report will not have your name attached to it. Your accountability partner will know who it is and that is the only purpose of the program.
Obviously your accountability partner should be someone who is spiritually mature. It is also important to observe if they talk or gossip about other people. If someone is a gossip, it is a spiritual problem and you should not be surprised when they talk about you - it is part of their fleshly nature... they do not understand the Spirit filled life. For some reason we foolishly think we will be an exception.
David was a man of great passion for God. However while alone on a rooftop he saw Bathsheba and you know the rest of the story...
Guys, put yourslef in David's place... on a rooftop and knowing that with a simple turning of the head, you could view Bathsheba, an incredibly beautiful woman... etc. Now imagine if your strong Christian friends were on the rooftop with you... it would be much easier to make the immediate proper choice - flee temptation ( a la Josepth) Don't ponder or play with temptation.
Today Bathsheba is only a 1 second click away. It would be wise to reduce temptation whether you are living victoriously or struggling. In a moment of strength, or even during a moment of guilt, go ahead, place a phone call, and ask a trusted Christian friend if he'd like to help keep you accountable...

In a spirit of humility let us pray for each other and encourage each other. Let us not just pray for victory but let us be willing to avoid the way of temptation.
Proverbs 22:3

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

I Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.

And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.

But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.

Guys, Ladies, there is a way to escape temptation, are you willing to take it?
Web Evangelist Scott Reese
WebEvangelist@gmail.com

3 comments:

  1. It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.............................................

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  2. Anonymous1:26 AM

    I enjoyed the website. It's to the point. God does not tempt us above what we are able to handle.

    It's possible that I know you from Toms River, NJ, but it doesn't matter. God bless you.

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  3. On facebook, I changed my profile name to put my name and my wife's name. I actually don't like facebook. In fact, I hate it. I mostly just use it as a way to send emails to people.

    I like twitter, but I can see how that can be used by Satan as a way to tempt too.

    If a Christian says with pride, "An online affair can never happen to me," just watch, it will.

    Thanks for your post.

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