The WASHINGTON POST reports on a recent study of how flippantly people regard the terms and conditions of even the most basic of contracts:
“In an experiment sponsored by security firm F-Secure, an open Wi-Fi network was set up in a busy public area. When people connected, they were presented with lengthy terms and conditions.
But to see just how little attention we pay when checking that agreement box, F-Secure included a ‘Herod clause’ – one that offered up free Wi-Fi in exchange for the company’s permanent ownership of the user’s firstborn child.
A company would probably have trouble getting you to hand over your pride and joy (even if you were technically contractually obligated), so don’t panic. But this hapless agreement to terms is pretty common: A 2011 survey found that 58 percent of adults would rather read an instruction manual … than go through online terms and conditions. Even the phone book was a more palatable read for 12 percent of those surveyed…”
This new study isn’t the first of its kind: On April Fool’s Day in 2010, a host of U.K. shoppers were tricked into signing away their immortal souls.
Did you know that the term The New Testament can be translated as The New Covenant? (or, a will, or a contract). That being said, how much attention have you given to the terms and conditions of God’s covenant with you?
When it comes to a relationship with God, far too many would rather read the phone book than read the Bible. Many think they can come to God on their own terms. We must come to God on His terms: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. The second is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:30-31). “If ye love me, ye will keep my commandments” (Jn. 14:15). “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned” (Mk. 16:16). Sadly, many only read portions of the contract.
Ignore these terms and conditions and you will end up signing away your immortal soul.
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