The Destructive Forces of Social Media

The Word of God teaches the believers that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12).

The following is an excerpt from the article 'Influence of the Media' listed on this website.

"As a member of the local business community, the local newspapers are the most important element, as society is shaped by what it hears and reads and it is conditioned by the events that influence the mind of every person. You reap what you sow." 

It should be understood that the human mind plays an integral part in human behaviour and what the media portrays on a daily basis directly impacts social behaviour. The invention of the Television started out with simple programs but it did not take too long that the media started to control the airwaves and like vultures, the major news networks compete now over who can first get to the latest update of wars, murders, conflicts, tragedies, politics, scandals, stories of corruption, etc., etc. or anything else they can spin to divide human opinions.

The reports on demonstrations in New York City is a good example. The chants by protestors: "What do we want? Dead Cops! When do we want it? Now!" has been played by the media over hundreds of times. The discussion has involved religious leaders, politicians, social media and other authorities who politicize and feed of racial conflicts that has incited violence and even death, while the media uses every news story to heighten the hype and stir up the emotions to divide the people even further.

The human mind also plays an integral part in the spiritual journey of the believers and those that seek the ways of the true and living God through Repentance. It should be noted that without the Baptism of Repentance (Mark 1:4), mankind will remain spiritually blind and separated from God, and the Word of God will also remain a mystery (Mark 4:11; Romans 6:25; 1 Cor. 2:7; Eph. 6:19).

With the mind the believers serve the law of God (Romans 7:25) and for this reason they submit themselves unto God for the transformation and renewal of the human mind on a daily basis (Romans 12:1,2).

The development of Social Media in all its different forms is another means by the spirit of this world to control the human mind, especially the younger generation. Converse with any young person and they will tell you that they no longer can live without their electronic devices. Young children are exposed to information that their young minds are unable to absorb and discern, and as a result their social behaviour has become totally distorted and portrays itself in their inability to have normal relationships. Signs of different kinds of violence are also becoming more and more prevalent.

Over one third of divorce filings in 2011 contained the word “Facebook,” according to a recent report from Divorce Online, a legal services firm. And the overlap between Facebook and relationships doesn't stop there: ABC News reported in May that children’s Facebook profiles, mined for evidence of poor parenting, are now often used in custody settlements. In fact, a survey of prominent divorce attorneys concludes that 81% of them report a spike in cases using Facebook and other social networks as evidence in divorce proceedings, according to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Communication technology is invading our life more than ever before. Mobile phones are never farther than a reach of our hands away. Emails, social networks and the internet are more present than ever before. More than 60% of all internet users also communicate via social networks and over 85 % of all teenagers have accounts on social networks.

Psychologists have started to define terms like Facebook Addiction in their reports. Social media sites can be so addicting that people, especially youngsters, do not want to spend time with anything else, they live their relationships in a virtual world.

The Internet portrays every form of evil one can imagine and mankind is being conditioned thereby. Immorality and all of its evils on the Internet has created a way of life that has become worse than during the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. It should be noted that those days were only approximately 4000 years ago and the two cities, located in the Valley of Siddim, south of the Dead Sea, were destroyed as a result of the decadence of homosexuality.

Terrorists use Social Media as well to spread fears around the world with images of all kinds of atrocities, including the beheadings of innocent people. Can anyone imagine if  Social Media, the way we know it today, would have been available during the days of Hitler or Stalin?

The threat of Cyber-Attacks and the interruptions of Social Media and other services should also not be underestimated. A Cyber-Attack is any type of offensive maneuver employed by individuals or whole organizations that targets computer information systems, infrastructures, computer networks, and/or personal computer devices by various means of malicious acts usually originating from an anonymous source that either steals, alters, or destroys a specified target by hacking into a susceptible system. These can be labelled as either a Cyber campaign, cyberwarfare or cyberterrorism in different context. Cyber-attacks can range from installing spyware on a PC in an attempt to destroy the infrastructure of entire nations. Cyber-attacks have become increasingly sophisticated and dangerous.

Cyberwarfare utilizes techniques of defending and attacking information and computer networks that inhabit cyberspace, often through a prolonged Cyber campaign or series of related campaigns. It denies an opponent’s ability to do the same, while employing technological instruments of war to attack an opponent’s critical computer systems. Cyberterrorism, on the other hand, is “the use of computer network tools to shut down critical national infrastructures (such as energy, transportation, government operations) or to coerce or intimidate a government or civilian population.” That means the end result of both cyberwarfare and cyberterrorism is the same, to damage critical infrastructures and computer systems linked together within the confines of cyberspace.

The schism created by Pope Francis and the decline of The Mystery Babylon ( Rev. 17:5) can also be followed on a daily basis on Social Media. To spread his messages of deceit he even has a Twitter Account and is also on Instagram. The Pope hasn't opened a Facebook account because Vatican cardinals are too worried about the levels of abuse he would receive on the world's largest social network. We invite you to read the articles 'The Mystery Babylon' and 'Popes and the Princes of This World' listed on this website.

The divisions the Pope has created as a result of his spiritual blindness and his gay-friendly statements are confirmation that he is separated from God and that he deceives all his followers. It is obvious that he does not know what it means to be a sinner.

He also recently issued a blistering indictment of the Vatican bureaucracy (the Curia) accusing the cardinals, bishops and priests who serve him of using their Vatican careers to grab power and wealth, of living “hypocritical” double lives and forgetting that they’re supposed to be joyful men of God. Obviously his comments have resulted in even more division and his statement that they are supposed to be joyful men of God only reflects their service to an image of a false god and a false Christ (Matthew 24:24).

Francis turned the traditional, genteel exchange of Christmas greetings into a public dressing down of the Curia, the central administration, which the Vatican refers to as the Holy See, which in truth is a worldly and man-made institution and not holy at all. Today it still governs approximately 1.2-billion people that have been deceived by the spirit of this world and the authority of the Vatican. The Pope made clear that his plans for a radical reform of the structures of church power must be accompanied by an even more radical spiritual reform of the men involved. The future will confirm that any reform he speaks of is after men's wisdom and not after the spirit of God (1 Cor. 2:4-8) and will only generate more division.

Ticking off 15 “ailments of the Curia” one by one, the Pope urged the prelates sitting stone-faced before him in the marbled Sala Clementina to use the Christmas season to repent and atone and make the church a healthier, holier place in 2015.

Once again, the Pope does not understand what it means to be a sinner or what it means to Repent and we invite you to review the related articles on this website. We also invite you to read the article 'Papal Infallibility, Contradictions and Spiritual Blindness'.

The following are some forms of Social Media that exist today.
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Linkedln, YouTube, Blogger, Reddit, Digg, Flickr, Google, MySpace, Picasa, etc. The network of Social Media is expanding and growing now on a daily basis.

The reason this website has no direct Links to the different forms of Social Media is simply that the Word of God is all mankind needs as confirmation that this website and all of its content is according to the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive (John 14:17).

In summary, Social Media has become one of the most destructive forces in this world. With access to every form of communication that allows access to any kind of information, mankind is able to be a witness to its own destruction, without giving any consideration to God's message of Repentance and the deep hidden mysteries of His Gospel (Mark 4:11; Romans 16:25; 1 Cor. 2:7;  Eph. 6:19). The Word of God is always correct when it records that mankind continues to prefer darkness over light (John 3:19) and whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (Gal. 6:7). Social Media is strictly the fruit of man's work (1 Cor. 1:19-21; 1 Cor. 3:13) and as a result civilization is deteriorating faster than ever before (2 Tim. 3:13).

Notwithstanding: Seek, and ye shall find (Matthew 7:7).

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