You’re Not Safe on the Internet

February 27, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

You are definitely not safe .Not Safe

Do you ever watch The Mentalist on television? Patrick Jane often says, “People hear what they want to hear.”  It’s true. We engage in self-deceit all the time. We lie to ourselves! Here’s some reality for you: People love the illusion that when they’re using their computer on the Internet, no one is watching. No one is seeing what they’re doing.

False!

People will sometimes (foolishly) imagine that if they are doing incognito browsing they are safe from prying eyes. Google Chrome and Firefox both make incognito browsing very easy. True enough, no cookies are dropped, and no web history is recorded. And that’s all you need?

Guys – Do you really think that just because your wife won’t see where you’ve been on the Internet that no one else knows? Enjoy your dream world.

When I wrote Friend Me, I had just this sort of thing in mind. A Christian guy getting caught and entrapped by the lusts of his own heart.

Thou God seest me.

 (Gen 16:13)  “And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?”

Every one of us needs to pay attention to what we put before our eyes. David wrote, “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. “

  • Where do you suppose King David may have learned that lesson? Might it have been that night, away from his wife and friends, when he looked over the rooftop to watch Bathsheba as she bathed?
  • Why is it that we have to learn our lessons the hard way. What makes it worth losing the trust of your spouse and children, your reputation in your church and community?

Libertarian-minded friends beware: porn and infidelity are not victimless crimes.

Thou God Seest Me.

Read Friend Me when it’s published by Howard Books. As of this writing, it’s scheduled for March, 2014.

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Category: Christian, Friend Me, Internet, Suspense

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Suspense fiction writer. I have a wife whom I love, and five children ranging from college to middle age. I love each one. I've worked a day job as a senior software developer since 1999. Previous to that I spent nearly thirty years as a foreign missionary in Vietnam and China. Yes, I speak Chinese as a second language :-)

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