Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | December 27, 2009

Christian Internet Code of Ethics (print this)

Saints, as we enter the new year (2010) how about we all dedicate ourselves to something that we all can benefit from. Sure I can loose weight. I can read my Word more (and you should). I can be faithful to every single church service and give freely my tithe and offering (and you should). But what about your internet usage? Is the Lord really pleased with some of the sites that may be popping up all over the place (on purpose and by accident). I was doing a search and came upon the “Christian Internet Code of Ethics” and thought it would be wonderful to share with you in Jesus Name. Watch God bless you if you adhere to these simple rules. (this goes for your cellular PDA’s as well Saints)

As a Christian who is active on the internet, I hold myself to certain standards of conduct. They are:

I guard my online relationships

I recognize that attachments develop as easily on the internet as anywhere else, and sometimes more easily because of the anonymity involved in initial exchanges. I particularly guard against relationships that encroach upon the level of trust and faithfulness that is to exist only within a husband/wife relationship.

I am careful to visit websites that do not compromise my life in Christ

I am aware that there are sites on the internet that Christians must avoid, including those that contain pornography. I do not visit such sites, even out of curiosity. When, by accident (and it happens to everyone), I find such a page loading, I leave it immediately.

I take care that my written communications reflect Christ in my life

Even on issues about which I feel passionate, I avoid saying things that I feel might be displeasing to the Lord. I represent myself, and my intentions in a truthful and upright manner in all my exchanges.

I guard my time to assure that my time online is kept in proper balance with the rest of my life

I realize that the internet can consume time that should be invested elsewhere: family, church, work responsibilities, and other activities that make for a well rounded life. I especially guard against spending time on the internet that should be spent with the Lord.

Thanks to NazNet for providing webspace for the Christian Internet Code of Ethics page. This effort is offered to all Christians, regardless of denomination or church organization


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  1. Excellent advice!


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