Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Ever Texting . . .

"What could be more deceptive than to entice the youth of this noble generation to do nothing or to be busy ever-texting but never coming to a knowledge of the truths contained in a book that was written for you and your day by prophets of God—the Book of Mormon?" (See 2 Timothy 3: 7) (See also The Keystone of Our Religion - search for "the second great reason") - A Return to Virtue, Elaine S. Dalton, October 2008

"Reality" pops up its ugly head
Well, here we go again.  More evidence indicating that addictive behaviors can be substantially detrimental.

Remember the Word of Wisdom that tells us to avoid coffee, tea, tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs?  Yeah, that was given in 1833.  How many studies had been done on the harmful effects of those substances, at that time?
Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of evils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of conspiring men in the last days, I have warned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation— 
Doctrine & Covenants 89: 4 (emphasis added).

The Lord has called prophets and apostles in our day to warn and forewarn us.

President Thomas S. Monson
One of the things we've been consistently warned against lately, is spending too much time surfing the Web (finger pointing at self), playing video games, texting, or engaging in other objectively anti-social behavior.

Check out the following search, for example, and you'll see what I mean:


An apostle of the Church said the following, 20 years ago:
The living prophet has the power of TNT. By that I mean "Todays News Today." God's revelations to Adam did not instruct Noah how to build the ark. Noah needed his own revelation. Therefore, the most important prophet, so far as you and I are concerned, is the one living in our day and age to whom the Lord is currently revealing His will for us. Therefore, the most important reading we can do is any of the words of the prophet . . .
"Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets" (Amos 3: 7).

How grateful I am to have such faithful servants on the earth, today!

The Savior giving His apostles the authority to act in His name
Update:  This morning I came across another message that addresses this issue.  (Search on the page for "using the internet")

1 comment:

Steph said...

Very good point. I can definitely see that just with my coworker's children and kids in our ward. I definitely spend more time online than necessary. It's easy to get sucked in, but all things in moderation is really good advice :)