NOTE:This article appears in the July/August 2006 issue of Frontline Magazine. It appears here with permission of the publisher.
NOTE: The following standing resolution was presented at the 86th Annual Fellowship of the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship International on June 13, 2006, at Hamilton Square Baptist Church in San Francisco, California.
The FBFI realizes the great tool for ministry and discipleship the Internet can be, and we encourage those that do advance this tool to do so with New Testament principles in mind.
Use it wisely, considering the temptations and shipwreck that can be made through unfiltered and unaccountable Internet use.
Use it personally, avoiding the anonymity that often abandons the decorum that is Biblically appropriate between real people—such things as respect for age and elders, discretion with minors and children, consideration of position and wisdom.
Use it with restraint, avoiding the “knee-jerk” reactions and unbridled speech that commonly accompany private discussion. Remember that the whole world can see what is being written.
Use it with conviction, taking a stand for the things that are true and right and avoiding softness toward worldliness and compromise.