20 Christian leaders in a US Church face marriage problems after old flames contacted their spouses through Facebook.
Pastor Cedric Miller from Living World Fellowship Church in US New Jersey has given the leaders of the congregation an “offer”.
Either you quit Facebook, or you decline from full time Christian ministry.
The reason for this drastic step, is that 20 couple in this Christian Church of 1.100 members, have faced marriage problems because of adultery connected to Facebook publishing. Old flames turn up on this social media channel, and leads married people into adultery.
Because of the problems, Miller is ordering about 50 married church officials to delete their accounts with the social networking site or resign from their leadership positions.
He had previously asked married congregants to share their login information with their spouses and now plans to suggest that they give up Facebook altogether.
“I’ve been in extended counseling with couples with marital problems because of Facebook for the last year and a half,” he said.
“What happens is someone from yesterday surfaces, it leads to conversations and there have been physical meet-ups. The temptation is just too great.”
Miller is married and has a Facebook account that he uses to keep in touch with six children, but he will heed his own advice and cancel his account this weekend.
Source: UK Newspaper The Guardian.
I have for a long time warned about the use of Facebook. But I am yet to take the drastic step, done by this US Pastors.
But maybe I will have to follow suit.
In regards to sin. You will be more exposed to porn and prostitution if you visit a red light area, than if you take a walk in the forest.
It is like this with Facebook. Old flames die hard. They suddenly turn up on social media. By just clicking, you can enter straight into their bedroom.
I regards to adultery, the information you publish on Facebook is easily copies, adultered, and mass distributed.
Facebook is the main canal for petty gossips.
People who have listed on Facebook, will face an interesting challenge. It is impossible to delete your Facebook account. You have given the website the ownership over the details you have published.