Sunday, August 21, 2011

5 - Computer QUICKSAND!

God’s Computer Manual 

Scripture gives many warnings/principles about deceitful and lying communication and God’s wrath on those who participate. Numbered among the Ten Commandments, lying (bearing false witness) is a critically important sin in God’s eyes, and it should be in ours also.

The importance of resisting the temptation to lie is really driven home to those people who have to be told things more than once. Read Proverbs 6:16-19:

These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.”

In this list of seven things that God says He hates, THREE of them refer to lying and deceitful communication. Which are they?

2nd Timothy 3:13 uses the crucial phrases needed to really nail down the matter: “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” God’s inspired words, “wax worse and worse” describe the continual downhill destruction of the human soul. These evil men are even deceiving themselves, as they deceive others.

But in the very next verse, God’s matchless truths provide the remedy:

But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and has been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.”

In this Fast Track Technology Age, evil deeds have never been greater. Have you noticed how they prey on small children? Scares me and I started programming computers before there were hard drives. We stored our programs on cassette recorders. (I’m old... man![68])

We must continually monitor our witness – our communication. Especially with the characteristics of computer communication. Satan never takes a vacation from trying to snare us and destroy our testimony for Jesus Christ.

Psalms 71:18

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