The Facebook Temptation and the Christian
Posted by David Wheaton | Saturday, June 2, 2012 | 8:00 am CT
“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15-16).
The social networking website Facebook is a worldwide phenomenon with nearly 1 billion users. Everyday, Facebook users spend minutes to hours posting comments and pictures and keeping up with their “friends”.
Sounds good — people connecting with people. God made us relational beings so surely Facebook is encouraging that design, right? Well, maybe not.
Facebook can be a detrimental obsession and dangerous point of temptation. Time that could be spent productively on spiritual growth or healthy in-person relationships is replaced with browsing through friends’ latest updates. Worse, the easy means of connection provides fertile soil for illicit relationships.
But Facebook doesn’t have to be all bad. This Saturday on The Christian Worldview, we’ll discuss the positive and negatives of Facebook and how Christians can be discerning and wise about using the popular website.