Like Peter and Abigail, mentioned previously, you might see a chat room as a place where you can express yourself anonymously, without fear of embarrassment.* Even so, there is another danger that you should be aware of.The anonymous nature of chat rooms could tempt you into becoming deceitful.If you have access to the Internet, what dangers should you be aware of?
“Being shy, I can go into a chat room online and talk with people I normally would not talk to.
Out of curiosity, he wandered near the house of a prostitute. Once his desire was aroused, though, talk was not enough. just as a bird hastens into the trap.”—Proverbs , 23.
“All of a sudden he is going after her, like a bull that comes even to the slaughter, . Similarly, talking about sex online could easily lead to your going after greater gratification.
People who want to talk about sex with you online do not have your best interests at heart. that strangers may not satisfy themselves with your power.” (Proverbs 5:8-10) The principle behind this advice might be applied this way: Do not get near chat rooms where sexual topics are discussed so that you do not give your dignity to strangers who just want to satisfy themselves at your expense.
These strangers want to lure you into immoral talk—and possibly actions—to gratify their own desires.* In an attempt to protect his son from a sexually exploitive person, King Solomon wrote: “Keep your way far off from alongside her, and do not get near to the entrance of her house, that you may not give to others your dignity, . “Those Who Hide What They Are” You may say, though, that you do not want to talk about sex online.