1 John 3:15 and the latest smart phone app.

Yes, it’s a game – you know, life. And death. And shooting people. If you like shooting people, you can immerse yourself in a computer game and pretend you are at war. All the time you do this you are safely blinkered from the reality that killing – the kind of killing that you might desire to do (online, or anywhere else), makes you a murderer in your heart.

God tells us:

Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. 1 John 3:15

So the latest smart phone app takes this one step further. Instead of having to pretend to be a warrior amongst other online warriors to get your fill of death and mayhem, you can now, in real time, pretend to shoot your boss.

From the article about Mobile Gun Android, I quote: (Link)

If you’ve ever felt frustrated with your boss, friends or family, a controversial new app has been created to help you take out that aggression. 

The Mobile Gun Android app lets you shoot enemies in augmented reality using a 9mm pistol, an assault rifle, sniper rifle or rocket launcher.

To use it, you simply aim your phone camera at your target, tap when the sight on the screen is lined up, and shoot. 

While its creators say the app is simply a bit of ‘fun’, others claim such violent games can lead to violence in real-life. 

I’m not interested so much in whether this will lead to ‘real’ violence or not (I suspect it does), I’m interested in what God thinks about your heart when you decide that the best way to ‘take our that aggression’ you feel for your boss or family member is to pretend to shoot them!

I don’t know about you, but for me this is a huge step in the wrong direction. To aim a smart phone at a target person – someone you hate in your heart, and pretend to kill them? I can see that this is not just a step up from the computer game, this takes things into the realm of fulfilling fantasy. If your fantasy is to kill your boss, then God has a word for you. Again:

Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. 1 John 3:15

This is not a matter of life and death – it’s a matter of eternal life and eternal death.

God Bless you

Lis

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