Thursday, November 24, 2022

on phone addiction

 

Psalm 44:20-21

King James Version

20 If we have forgotten the name of our God, 

or stretched out our hands to a strange god;

21 Shall not God search this out? 

for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.


The devil truly has many devices.

One device, is the device people often look at.

Devised to distract your from GOD.

The smartphone.

"Yeah, but I need it for business."

"I need to connect with family."

"It's fun."

"You're just jealous, coz you don't have friends."

"I like taking pictures."

"I'm not born again, why should I care?"


Well, that fun, family, and friends excuse takes a lot of your time.

It eats up a large chunk of your life.

Especially kids, whose faces are constantly plastered on games.

Or teenagers who try to outdo each other with their photos, and activities.

Same with adults, who don't talk to each other anymore.

Even as the phone's also used to shut others out.

An opthalmologist shook his head at LED effects upon our eyes.

As with everything else, used in moderation, gadgets are okay.

But are gadgets really used in moderation?

Aren't those filled with apps and sites to hook us all?

What is addiction but an "I can't live without it" stand.

A new word has even been created for this syndrome.

Nomophobia.

Anything that takes over our life, work, or relationship with GOD, and other people, could be an addiction.

Unless there are regulations about not using phones on the street, more often than not, you'd see people using their phones as they walk, or drive.

Of course, you know the danger in that.

If we are not a danger to ourselves, we could be a danger to others.

Though, usually, it's both.


We have been captivated by that tiny computer in our hands.

We marvel at what it can do.

Is it really that smart?

Sure, you need it.

The world designed we need it.

Ever imagined a day, or a time, the whole system collapses?

What of your contacts, your pictures, your apps?

Can you live without a phone?

Can you go back to just talking to each other in person?

Or make appointments in person?

Or just enjoy each other's company, without necessarily documenting every smile, word, or event?

Are we really closer to each other, more than during the pre-phone era?

I suppose some people like to connect digitally.

Some prefer personal meet-ups.

With phones taking over every industry, it's no surprise it's attracted hackers.

As we go fully digital, expect more of those.

Expect more privacy intrusion.

Expect theft.

Even blackmail.

Once your private life is in that tiny device, expect the end of privacy.

Your face, fingerprint, voice, retina, and bank accounts are now subject to misuse.

Surely, you knew that from the start?

Surely, we've been tricked into acquiescence?

Surely, you're aware how it destroys young people's lives?

What with the non-stop, competitive posing, posting, and chats.

Now, people can boast what they can do, will do, or about to do, in real time.

Now, your every move, every location, every purchase, every transaction can be tracked.

Don't you feel like mice moving in controlled environments?

Don't you feel everything's ripe for total control of whoever wants to control the world?

"Nah, you're imagining it," you'd strike back at me.

And I'd tell you, "I don't think so."

As born again, I have the Bible to back me up in everything.

It's all been prophesied:

2 Timothy 3:1-7

King James Version

3 This know also, 

that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, 

covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, 

disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, 

false accusers, incontinent, fierce, 

despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, 

lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, 

but denying the power thereof: 

from such turn away.

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, 

and lead captive silly women laden with sins, 

led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, 

and never able to come 

to the knowledge of the truth.


There's even an app to END your addiction.

Really?

Such an irony.

Now, you'll get hooked on that new app.

We have given ourselves to another god.

And to another.

And another.

It's time to RETURN to the ONE, TRUE GOD now.

Isaiah 45:22

King James Version

22 Look unto me, 

and be ye saved, 

all the ends of the earth:

for I am God, 

and there is none else.


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What Is Nomophobia? Am I Addicted to My Phone?

What You Need to Know About Phone Addiction

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