“Internet is the greatest threat to Christians”

This is a warning from apologist Josh McDowell from Campus Crusade for Christ International.

Josh McDowells warns Christians about the dangers of porn on the Internet.

This is what is recored in Christian Post:

“The Internet has given atheists, agnostics, skeptics, the people who like to destroy everything that you and I believe, the almost equal access to your kids as your youth pastor and you have… whether you like it or not,” said McDowell, who is author of two books on Christian apologetics, More than a Carpenter and New Evidence that Demands Verdict.

The belief or worldview, McDowell said, forms values, which in turn drive one’s behavior. The worldview “is where we are falling down the most anywhere in the world.” So what is the prevalent worldview in America today?

There is no truth apart from myself,” that’s what even many young “evangelical, fundamental, born-again Christians” believe, he said.

The Campus Crusade staff also said around 90 percent of the 16-year-olds, according to the latest statistics, had viewed pornography. And 80 percent of 15- to 17-year-olds had had exposure to hardcore pornography.

Source: Christian Post.

My comment:

Being the author and a co-editor of a blog, I would be one of the culprits. Because I distribute my message on the Internet.

It is possible to use the Internet as a tool to spread the gospel. Its also possible to spread porn on the net. Just like it always has been. The porn industry has never been banned from using peoples analog mail boxes, or news magazine stores.

What is the solution?

The Holy Spirit. If we have not received the Holy Spirit, we do not have the councilor in our heart. It is His job to warn us about sin, and convict us that clicking into a porn site is not permitted.

  John 16:7-9
But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in me;

Obedient Christians have always been enabled by Him, to resist all the temptation of the World.

Internet makes no difference in regards to temptations at our fingertips.

Written by Ivar

4 thoughts on ““Internet is the greatest threat to Christians”

  1. “What is the solution?

    The Holy Spirit.”

    So true. We don’t need to live in fear catching sin like it’s the flu when the Holy Spirit is working in our hearts and we’ve already been covered in grace.

    Good post!

  2. This was sent to me today..maybe it may be of some help in other areas for many who are still trusting in the America of ‘yester-year’..My prayers are with you…as you continue to spread the Truth to all in The Name of Jesus…even to those who think the good ole days were full of Christianity in the Government!

  3. I laughed when I read Josh McDowell’s words. To me, it’s the same as saying that you should censor books (even burn them) and close libraries because access to knowledge might lead to people believing things that you don’t want them to believe.

    Generally, oppressive regimes have always sought to control information. The internet is the opposite, free and open. It’s a threat to certain approaches to faith (primarily fundamentalism), because it makes people aware that there are Christians who have differing views with credible theology to support them.

    As for porn, I have serious doubts as to whether the statistics quoted are accurate.

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