I am beginning to see facebook as a mass psychological warehouse that has the ability to guide our consciousness into the light as well as into the dark. With its ads and suggestions it can direct us and test us. We need to use wisdom and caution in its usage, I believe.
Facebook and other social media has the ability to tell the “powers that be” what the chances are that you will choose this road or that one. It gives both sides (good and evil) much information to work with and a lot of potential to control the masses.
Freedom is not in denying the use of such tools as facebook, but in the recognition of its potential for both good and evil and making conscious choices. I see things that “sucker” us into heated discussions or decisive views and I wonder if some of the things we click on to support positive and virtuous behavior is just a gimmick to find out who we are.
I am not just speaking about the issues of immoral behavior. Those who promote evil in that fashion pretty much have the world at their feet. No, it is more subtle. Lines are being drawn and defined by those who wish to take the authority of God and decide who has the right to exist and who does not.
This is not something new. It has existed since the beginning of time when the serpent sought to take that authority by leading Adam and Eve away from absolute obedience to Heavenly Father. The war continues. Are you aware that you are on the battle field? Do you have your armor on? Are you listening to those who will guide you to life or are you distracted and easily directed into paths that will make your witness null and void and, if not risking your life, will risk your eternal salvation?
I do not choose to use words that will cause you to stumble. And I know that my language is not really so common and that the things I speak of are things that one needs to ponder before they can respond. I believe in “thinking things through”. It does not come easy to me, not today, and not when I was younger. I do believe that there are choices that one needs to make consciously. I believe that the human mind, if not thoroughly disciplined and self-mastered, is easily led into places of addiction, bondage, and death to itself. I believe that “thinking things through” and making choices based on your personal values is a significant component of freedom.
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