Who would have known that when Al Gore created the Internet that it would cause the demise of Christianity and your family! David Pack caused a stir in the COG and on the Internet when he banned the youth in his cult from access the Internet and using Facebook. Flurry has prohibited his cult members from using the Internet to access information outside the approved Church doctrines and PCG's beliefs. Other splinter cults of the COG have also had a lot of negative things to say about the Internet.
The Internet had a huge impact for the break up of WCG and the myriads of splinter groups. Various web sites and blogs flooded information around the world as it happened during the 1990's. Starting with the Good News Grapevine in the early 1990's, WCGnet, alt.religion.w-w-church-god newsgroup,and others, it blossomed out to every imaginable topic, both pro and con. Nothing was sacred, much to the chagrin of various COG leaders. Their agendas and blabberings have been immortalized forever. From Flurry's drunken arrest record, GTA's sexual exploits on film, Meredith's bragging about spanking his wife, to UCG's recent break-up.
Now, entering the fray is Josh McDowell, a Christian apologist best known for his anti-evolution books and myriads of apologetics books on Scripture Discrepancies.
Atheists and skeptics now have equal access to our children as we have, which is why the number of Christian youth who believe in the fundamentals of Christianity is decreasing and sexual immorality is growing, apologist Josh McDowell said.
“The Internet has given atheists, agnostics, skeptics, the people who like to destroy everything that you and I believe, the almost equal access to your kids as your youth pastor and you have... whether you like it or not,”
“Now here is the problem,” said McDowell, “going all the way back, when Al Gore invented the Internet [he said jokingly], I made the statement off and on for 10-11 years that the abundance of knowledge, the abundance of information, will not lead to certainty; it will lead to pervasive skepticism. And, folks, that’s exactly what has happened. It’s like this. How do you really know, there is so much out there… This abundance [of information] has led to skepticism. And then the Internet has leveled the playing field [giving equal access to skeptics].”
McDowell, who lives in southern California with his wife Dottie and four children, said atheists, agnostics and skeptics didn’t have access to kids earlier. “If they wrote books, not many people read it. If they gave a talk, not many people went. They would normally get to kids maybe in the last couple of years of the university.” But that has changed now.