Using biblical support, discuss the responsibilities of a Christian to protect his/her belongings

Answer questions in response of at least 300  words that completely answers the questions. In  addition to the thread, must also reply to at least 2 threads. Each reply must be at least 100 words. Must use complete paragraphs, proper APA formatting, and cite  information that is not his/her own.

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Consider user privacy. Using biblical support, discuss the  responsibilities of a Christian to protect his/her belongings. In a  separate paragraph, should government have authority to monitor its  citizens’ Internet traffic?

Reply #1

There  are some Biblical aspects that can be found when considering user  privacy. Christians are tasked to protect and support that which is good  from that which is evil. In the forever raging war against the devil  and sin, it is a Christian’s job to stand firm and lend strength to the  light of God and to be an example of God’s spirit. Hackers and other  malicious people attempt to wrongfully breach, steal, or damage data  that rightfully belong to other people who likely don’t deserve to be  wronged. God commands Christians to protect those who are unable to  protect themselves and to also try and prevent evil actions from  occurring when able to. This is shown in Proverbs 21:15 which states,  “It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the  workers of iniquity. (KJV)” Thievery is a sin and Christian’s should  endeavor to put a stop to any stealing they encounter. This includes  their own belongings and the belongings of others. This is supported by  Exodus 20:15 which says, “You shall not steal.”

Whether  or not the government should have the authority to monitor its  citizens’ Internet traffic is a tricky and complex question. On one  hand, a person’s privacy is very important to uphold and no one,  especially the government, should have the amount of power that  breaching said privacy would entail. On the other hand though, being  able to monitor internet traffic may help to stop would be criminals  from committing crimes as the government would be alerted to people  searching for criminal related information and sites. I believe the best  answer is really a gray one, a compromise of sorts. Instead of being  able to freely monitor internet traffic, the government should have  systems in place that only pick up key danger words, such as ‘bomb’,  ‘terrorist’, or ‘murder’. While not perfect, it should be noted that  rarely is any system ever perfect and this is honestly the best that can  be achieved at present time. The government is, unfortunately, gaining  more power as it was approved for the NSA to resume collecting mass data  on US citizens as well as possibly even citizens from other nations  (Hammond, 2019). Luckily, the NSA do still need to acquire warrant in  order to receive a person’s browsing history and information (Dewey,  2013).

Reply #2

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your  stand against the devil’s schemes”(Ephesians 6:11, NIV). When we  consider user privacy, we must also consider what they are trying to  keep protected and private. These days, all of our personal information  is online, among it our banking information, our social security  information, both of which hold great significance to our identity.”With  identity theft, a major concern for both businesses and consumers, you  should be careful of any combination of information that could be used  to open or access an account”(Johnson, 2015, p.42).  Not only is  identity theft a serious threat but also the threat of potential attacks  to our devices. If we were to be hacked all information of those  devices would be gone or worst out there for the whole world to see. As  Christians it is our responsibility to protect what was ours, but with  peace dignity and with the help of God. Privacy is a right all are  entitled to and a benefit we have not only the right  but ability to  fight for. “He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze”(2 Samuel 22:35). 

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