Nothing is evil in and of itself, it depends on how it is used.
I was listening to Focus on the Family on the radio this morning on the way to work. The discussion was on pornography and how many young adults are caught up in it. They stated that it is not just a man thing anymore that women are also into internet porn, too.
It brings to mind a dear friend of mine who states that Facebook is evil. For her, yes, it takes her back to a life she no longer wants to live. For me, it’s no problem. I don’t get into the drama. I post and play games. I love Facebook.
Computers are a great source for research and sharing. But, if used in the wrong manner, it can be an evil tool. It does not mean that computers, by and of themselves, are evil.
All things created by God were given to us for pleasure. We, as fallen humans, have taken what is good and turned it into evil by way of sin.
God created man, gave him the knowledge and wisdom to build things and create things with his hands. So, if a man builds a house that is used to hide abuse, is the house evil? Of course not. The man chose the path he went down. He chose evil instead of love.
My friend and I both know each other well. We know each others weaknesses and we are OK. She can’t do Facebook. That’s OK for her. She knows her limits. She likes sappy love songs from the 80’s. I can’t do it. I can’t read romance novels either. You know why? It makes me discontent with my life and marriage. That’s not OK for me. Those books aren’t real life. I have to stay in reality. I am better off and Hallmark Man is better off, believe me.
Those of us who have accepted Christ as Savior, have His Spirit in us and we know by discernment and conviction how to behave.
The question is, are you listening?