THE NET COMMANDMENTS
The rise of the computer in the last few years has changed the world: it has changed how we work, how we play, how we live. And how we sin. Newspapers carry a daily stream of headlines on internet pornography and children hacking into military early warning systems. And sadly, Christians seem to be as vulnerable as everyone else. New Technology has brought with it many benefits, but it has also made sin easier and magnified its effects. Gossiping takes on a whole new dimension with an e-mail address list. Either we decide to follow God through all of life, online and off, or we are not really following him at all. The Bible says nothing about hacking or surfing the net or downloading copyrighted material. How can we walk as Jesus did when we sit in front of a computer screen? Should we simply shut down and adopt a moral but Luddite superiority? Norman Fraser believes it's time we realised that God knows much more about new technology than we do. He shows how ten ancient carved tablets of stone can help us learn how to behave in virtual reality as well as in the flesh. The Ten Commandments are a gloriously condensed statement of God's good agenda for the human race, as relevant to Silicon Valley as they were on the slopes of Mount Sinai. They tell us how we may love the Lord our God, with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our strength.