SELFIES, SEXTING, AND SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE AGE OF THE BEAST

Posted: July 9, 2014 in HOT TOPICS, Uncategorized
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But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” Daniel 12:4

 

There is no question that social media is literally changing how the world operates. From quick posts to your significant other, or letting everyone know what you’re having for dinner, to keeping up with grandma, social media has changed how people communicate with one another, and they are doing it by the second. From Facebook or Twitter, Instagram to Linkedin, people are leaving the confines of our physical world, and entering into the world of electronic Xanadu thru the means of social media.

To be true to form, nothing is private in this new technological world. We are bombarded with daily images of  social advertisements ranging from someone’s pets, to their car, or what they had for dinner. Social media has become a narcissist’s dream. What is a narcissist? It is the preoccupation with self, personal preferences, aspirations, needs, success, and how he/she is perceived by others. Some amount of basic narcissism is healthy, of course, but this type of narcissism is better termed as responsibly taking care of oneself. It is what I would call “normal” or “healthy” narcissism. What social media and it’s offspring has done is given a tool for people to literally focus on self to such a degree that they then begin to believe the world around them is centering on them alone. This is what is leading, I believe, to a society where we are losing the human factor and instead, creating a world where human touch is being replaced by electronic data.

Recently I commented how respect seems to be quickly fading from our moral compass in the lives of many today, even Christians. Society itself is beginning to become intertwined with imagery that is both stimulating yet void of any human emotion. Where young people are succumbing to the pressures of not only day to day problems, but they are finding that same pressure online as well. How many times have we recently watched on the news of teens committing suicide from simple online bullying? Where men and women are finding themselves being tempted and later drawn into adultery simply because they became “involved” with someone they befriended on Facebook? How many young children are being abducted, raped or molested by literal strangers (adults) who they met in a chat room or on Twitter? The world of social media is becoming a world of its own, and how we learn to deal with it will determine whether or not we too become victims of its deadly potential.

In this age of instant communication, much of what people are sending, posting or attaching is a perverts dream, and young people are the very ones becoming involved. It’s almost a rite of passage for a young girl to now post naked images of herself to prove her sexuality, it’s almost become passe’ at the notion of teens sexting one another, or even complete strangers. But that is what is happening today in our culture, the literal breakdown of society.

It’s not simply about the image which is harmful, but it’s the spirit behind it which is destroying many today. That spirit is the spirit of antichrist. The spirit of antichrist is more prevalent today than ever before, and the reason is very simple, we are nearing the end than before. Daniel prophesied in his writings that in the last days just before the actual end came, that man’s knowledge would increase to such a degree that he would perform at feats unheard of, unthinkable and astonishing. (Daniel 12:4)

Today we see that in our current society where technology, medicine, the ability to communicate to the masses in an instant is now not only foreseeable, it’s now our reality. We are literally living in the time of what Daniel saw coming nearly 5,000 years ago. I believe social media can play a major role in spreading the gospel, keeping up with friends and family, and meeting new people. But I equally understand that Satan’s full desire is to destroy by any means necessary at his finger tips to keep men from reaching Christ, even if he has to use man’s own abilities to do so.

There is no question that social media will play a part in the end times scenario in the distant future and the establishment of the European empire. Social media, instant communications, are all evolving to such a degree that one day very soon, men will have the virtual ability to communicate at such speed that the next logical step in our technological advancement (or evolution) is to merge man with technology in such a way that a mere micro-chip will be implanted in the brain whereby giving people the ability to think faster, perform tasks better, and communicate with others at such speed that anything less than this will seem an aspect of the stone age.

Jesus told us that as we near the end, the ability of men to reason and love one another will all but have ended. What social media, with all its good point, is doing to our culture, is dumbing us down to such a degree that pure human emotion will be non-existent. We are becoming desensitized to the pains of others, where seeing a girl as young as 14 nude in a sexting image is given no more thought than seeing a McDonalds commercial. The age of social media is playing the part to prepare our entire society to accept that which would seem unacceptable, embrace what men would never have embraced, and protect what should not be protected. The age of technology is the beginning of the end of man’s ability to love one another, but begin the process of enslaving us all to a coming ruler, and then it will be too late.

 

Christopher

christopher152@gmail.com

Comments
  1. OmahaNews.com says:

    Reblogged this on Omaha News & World Report.

  2. Eliza says:

    Amen, we must hold fast the Word of God and use all means necessary to share the truth with all. God bless you:)

    http://holdingforthhisword.wordpress.com/2014/06/27/avoiding-error/

  3. “What social media, with all its good point, is doing to our culture, is dumbing us down to such a degree that pure human emotion will be non-existent. We are becoming desensitized…The age of social media is playing the part to prepare our entire society to accept that which would seem unacceptable, embrace what men would never have embraced, and protect what should not be protected.”

    You’ve made a very good point here…thank you! We must hold fast to what we believe no matter the pressure. Fight the good fight…

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