BEWARE THE INTERNET – BEWARE SOCIAL MEDIA / A Social Commentary by Bishop O.W. Prince


Ephesians 6:10-18 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

10 Finally, become strong in the Lord and in the might of his strength. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you may be able to stand against the stratagems of the devil,12 because our struggle is not against blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Because of this, take up the full armor of God, in order that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, girding your waist with truth, and putting on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and binding shoes under your feet with the preparation of the good news of peace, 16 in everything taking up the shield of faith, with which you are able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one, 17 and receive the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,18 with all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the Spirit, and to this end being alert with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints…

Satan is called the “prince of the power of the air” in Ephesians 2:2. He is the “ruler of this world” in John 12:31. These titles and many more signify Satan’s capabilities. This signifies that God has allowed Satan to rule over the world and its people for a time (Daniel 7:25). Therefore, everything in this world, including the internet, is under the influence of Satan.

As we navigate the World Wide Web, it is vitally important that we who are born again not only walk in the Power and Authority of the Holy Spirit, but that we also be armed and vigilant as we do so. (Ephesians 6:10-18 and 1 Peter 5:8)

There are a lot of voices on the internet and, in particular, on social media (FaceBook/ Twitter).

There are a lot of messed up folks on social media (FaceBook/ Twitter).

There are a lot of mentally disturbed folks on social media (FaceBook/ Twitter).

There are child molesters, rapists and other predators on social media (FaceBook/Twitter).

There are countless counterfeit Christians, made-up personality profiles, pseudo-pastors and unconverted sexually immoral folks on the internet.

There are a lot of ignorant, depraved and disgusting people, videos and pictures on the internet and on social media (FaceBook/ Twitter).

But there are also a lot of good folks with moral integrity and accountability on the internet and on social media (FaceBook/ Twitter) as well.

The internet is open to the good and the evil alike. But it is not good for everybody.

The internet can be a great tool for learning and information sharing but social media (FaceBook/ Twitter) is not for babies or the spiritually and emotionally immature or challenged.

We need to exercise great care and caution when in Satan’s territory. And make no mistake about it. Satan is “prince of the power of the air.”


Copyright © Othealor W. Prince 2014
All Rights Reserved


This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license.

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