Nowadays, I keep on receiving these text messages in my phone saying:
Sorry ha, just needed. Pass this to 25 persons: God I LOVE YOU! If you ignore this and you're unlimited, you will suffer for 8 years. So just do it! After 5 days, 30 miracles will come to you
"Jesus Died For Our Salvation", send this message to 29 people, you will get good news tomorrow. If you delete it, bad luck for 12 years. Please sacrifice.
Lord, thank you for this great day! I love you and I need you to come into my heart. Do bless me, my family, my home, my work and my friends. Something good will happen to you at 4:00 in the afternoon tomorrow, something you have been waiting to hear. This is not a joke. Someone will call you by phone or will speak to you about something that you were to have. Do not break this prayer. Send this to a minimum of 10 persons.
Jesus Enlightened to Save Us from Sin. Pass this to 15 people except me. Two wishes will be granted. Please don't snob, five bad lucks will come.
Read slowly: Señor NAZARENO, we welcome you in our heart. I love you and I need you. Please clean my heart with your blood. Make a wish and send this to 9 special people. You will see miracle after. Please do sacrifice as he sacrifice for you.
Now, may I ask you. Have you experience too receiving these messages in your phone? If you do, have you fulfilled your task through sending it to the number of people? Then, are you now enjoying the said "luck" you will get after you send the message?
With these messages mentioned, actually I came to a point that these are not just ordinary messages but these are what we call "chain messages". When we say chain messages, are those messages undertake to instigate the recipient to pass the message to as many recipients as possible. The most common method used is to threaten the recipient with bad luck or even physical violence or death if he or she breaks the chain and demurs to comply to the conditions set in the message. In fact, after receiving these messages, I asked myself, do I need to forward these text messages to prove that I believe in God?
What's really wrong on the above-mentioned chain messages is they're using God's name in vain in a way that it promises that a miracle or what we called "luck" will happen if they send the message and bequeaths a foreboding if ever failed to share the message. The said commandment is in Exodus 20:7 and says "You should not take the name of the Lord your God in vain for the Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain." So meaning, its a sin! For me, I didn't know God is into modern technology now. I don't pass along those messages, instead I ignore it and delete it immediately unless its a verse from the Bible written in a correct way.
So, before I will end this post, these forward text messages we got are not even biblical. Thus, don't let these "wastes" be confused with God's calling. Seriously, do not waste your time, energy or even money on something that is not benign and bashes of superstitions.