Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing A father named Michael was alarmed to learn at a seminar that a large proportion of children disobey parental rules against visiting dangerous Web sites.
“What troubled me even more,” he says, “was the shocking realization that pedophiles can use the Internet to lure minors into debased sexual activities.” When youths use the Internet to meet new people, they can be in far more danger than they realize.
The apostle Paul wrote: “We wish to conduct ourselves honestly in all things.” (Hebrews ) Now, this is not to suggest that it is dishonest to use the Internet or even that using the Internet will make you dishonest.
However, we must recognize that other people often are not honest and that as the quotations at the outset of this article illustrate, the Internet seems to make certain kinds of dishonesty easier to practice and harder to detect.
Just about every man who came to our house said it was the first time he had done something like this and most claimed they really had no intention of having sex with a minor.When 34-year-old Eddie arrives, he tries something none of the others did.Before he'll come into the kitchen he comes up with a scheme to insulate himself from possible criminal charges and he tries to get our decoy to play along. “On the Internet, you may not actually know who the other person is.”—Dan, 17.* “People can lie on the Internet. INTERNET dating continues to grow in popularity worldwide.Some of the dangers are related to an important Bible principle.