You’ve heard of the seven deadly sins. But what if we told you there may just be an eighth?
Today’s digital world offers an unlimited amount of amusement, entertainment and a 24/7/365 connection to virtually everywhere in the world. While there are certainly benefits to this technology (when used correctly) could we have gone too far?
Long before the digital age, A.W. Tozer said, “I believe that entertainment and amusements are the work of the enemy to keep dying men from knowing they’re dying and enemies of God from remembering they’re enemies.” Perhaps that sounds legalistic without context; but, it should still give rise to caution. Because today’s digital world gives kids an outlet to sin without stigma or impunity—making it all acceptable in their eyes. But many of today’s culturally-acceptable behaviors are keeping us estranged from God. So, not only must we put better limits on our family’s digital habits—we must fill the void with wholesome interaction, lest our amusement gluttony becomes an eighth deadly sin.
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