The Internet is a wonderful "place" and a super-handy medium of communication.
And all the resources that are available on it!! Then toss in the on-line
services and all the BBS's around. Lots of information is out there, awaiting
your modem's attention.
Much of what can be found would fall in the useful and amoral categories.
However, we all know that the enemy of mankind continues to introduce
monstrous amounts of immoral and evil stuff. Wanting to be faithful and
accountable, some of us modem-ites in my home congregation have signed the
following covenant (a totally personal, non-congregational move):
I purpose before God and my Brothers to never use my modem to
intentionally download or view any file (text or graphic) that is
sexual, pornographic, obscene, immoral and/or lustful in nature. I also
purpose to avoid newsgroups and mailing lists which disseminate similar
material. By signing this covenant of Brotherhood accountability, I give
my co-signing Brothers the privilege and responsibility of checking up
on my faithfulness in this area.
Quite a number of you "out there" have written to say that
you also have bound yourself with this covenant. If you, too, take this vow
before God, I'd be delighted to hear from you via email at