Friday, 16 August 2013

In All Places

"Yea, and are willing to mourn with those that mourn...and to stand as witnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in."  

The internet is one of the greatest tools ever brought into existence.  An information highway, making any type of media available at the touch of a button.  However, it is more than just a tool, it is a weapon being used by both sides of the greatest conflict known to man: God's children against Satan and his followers. 

So, the question is, which side are you on?  Would I be able to tell if I looked you up on Facebook?  Twitter?  Pinterest?  Tumblr?  Stumbleupon?  The list goes on and on.  My point is, Satan's use of the internet is deceiving.  He can enlist you without you even knowing, and may have already.

Often our profiles seem to be alter egos... 

It's anonymous.  You can do and become anything you want.  Consequence free.  The ultimate deception:  a playing field in which morals are easily maneuvered and standards are seemingly non-existent.  Yet, God suffered it to be created.  The internet wasn't meant to be a moral wasteland.  With the introduction of digital missionaries and the recent words of the Apostles, the battlefield is obviously moving online.  Who are you going to fight for here on the internet?  Having access to resources such as, Mormon Channel,, and many other incredible sites makes you a power to be reckoned with.

I challenge you to become that power.  We as members of Jesus Christ's church have made the promise that we will represent God "in all places."  It is a baptismal covenant with the Lord and therefore essential to our salvation.  So act in the name of our Savior online.  Do the things He would do.  Clean up your Facebook.  Share uplifting posts.  Love others.  And most importantly, be yourself :)

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