By now you must have heard the world buzz about the new “Pokemon GO” app for Android and iPhone smartphones. This new trend says you can go out in the real world and catch Pokemon with your device. My grown kids are very enthusiastic about it. I for one think it’s sad, although the whole concept is so ridiculous it makes me laugh.
Here’s a page that describes it: Pokemon GO
As a Christian, I of course disapprove of this new trend, simply because God disapproves of it. I doubt that He created us to wander around aimlessly looking for some phantom signal that calls itself a Pokemon, e.g., a fantasy animal that He didn’t create. I don’t think He made us to idly waste our God-given time on some high-tech contraption that was thought up by the Devil while the rest of the world is dying and going to Hell. The Word of God says we are to REDEEM THE TIME, BECAUSE THE DAYS ARE EVIL
See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15, 16
I’m preaching at you if this kind of thing is your idea of fun, but go for it. I can’t stop you. I hope you’re the next Ash Ketchum. But God calls you a fool and an idolater if you spend your life chasing shadows and worshipping vain things.
If you want my opinion, I believe this app is just one more way that the powers in high places can control us and find out what we’re doing. This is a great way to further demolish our almost extinct privacy. After all, you need to use your phone’s location as the way to find these Pokemon. Pokemon is a very popular interest that has been around since the early 1990’s. Surely it’s in cahoots with the powers that be since it is so popular for so long. That’s how they got so popular for so long!