What does it mean for Christians?
Last Thursday, December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in favor of doing away with the free Internet as we know it. This was a terrible mistake and will have a devastating effect on Christian and conservative websites, in particular. Pray for God’s intervention and call your congressman and urge them to overturn the recent FCC vote. Don’t let the big cable and phone companies silence the gospel of Jesus Christ on the Internet by limiting access to Christian websites to their paid subscribers only.
How did this happen?
I believe in part, the American people did not fully understand what #NetNeutrality was all about and did not see the dangers of allowing the FCC to abolish it. In addition, I am sure that certain corrupt politicians in government were paid off by these big corporations to pass this new law and allow the FCC to approve a measure that allows Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) like ATT, Comcast, Verizon and others to block, throttle, and prioritize content on the Internet if they wish to (and you know they wish to, since there is more money to be made in the process).
These companies already control your ability to access the Internet. They have made billions of dollars doing so by charging you a monthly fee for your Internet service. Now, however, they will be able to charge you even more money to access your favorite websites. If you don’t pay them, your accessibility to these same websites will be slowed down or throttled (varying loading times) to where you will be frustrated by having to wait for them to appear, or be blocked from viewing them altogether.
The Christian Coalition said, “Independent voices and political groups are especially vulnerable. Costs will skyrocket to post and share video and audio clips, silencing bloggers and amplifying the big media companies. Political organizing could be slowed by the handful of dominant Internet providers who ask advocacy groups or candidates to pay a fee to join the ‘fast lane.'”
These major ISP’s will also have the authority to prioritize content, which is a violation of our free speech right in the American constitution. With this new sovereignty of “prioritizing” content, the big corporations will decide what websites you can see, and which ones you cannot. They alone, will determine what is “good content” and what is “bad for our business.” Obviously, this kind of unrestricted power in the hands of greedy corporations will eventually lead to the censorship of Christian ministries who are preaching the truth, as well as conservative organizations, who they determine are speaking a message that is “politically incorrect” or “offensive” to certain segments of their Internet customers.
You can see how this will finally lead to the censorship of Christian ministries and preachers who speak out against the sins of the people, corruption in business and government, and unjust laws and actions everywhere.
Fortunately, several states are now upset with the FCC’s new ruling and are threatening to take them to court. Maura Healey, the Attorney General for the State of Massachusetts said, “The Federal Communications Commission completely failed to justify this decision and we will be suing to stand up for the free exchange of ideas and to keep the American people in control of internet access.”
A prelude to the Antichrist
Bible prophecy predicts that prior to the second coming of Jesus Christ, the Antichrist will take control of the world’s government, economy, religion and media during the seven years of tribulation (Read the Book of Revelation, chapter 13). One of the ways he will be able to do so is by controlling television, radio, newspapers, the Internet and other public media by censoring the Christian message. This new Internet law abolishing net neutrality is a prelude to the coming of the Antichrist.
What can you do?
First of all, pray without ceasing – for God to delay or defeat this new FCC law before it can be implemented. Also, contact your Congressman and Senators and let them know that you want to keep #NetNeutrality in place, and the free market in control of the Internet. The Congressional Switchboard number is: 202-224-3121.
Most importantly, pray the following prayer – for God to protect Christians everywhere and be our fortress against the vicious enemies that rise up against us in these last days.
Luis Joseph Castle
CHOSEN OF GOD MINISTRIES
“We run to you, Lord, for protection. Don’t disappoint us. You do what is right, so come to our rescue. Listen to our prayers and keep us safe. Be our mighty rock, the place where we can always run for protection. Save us by your command! You are our mighty rock and our fortress. Come and save us, Lord God, from vicious and cruel and brutal enemies! We depend on you, and we have trusted you since we were young.” – Psalm 71:1-5
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“Questions and Answers About Net Neutrality”