Ever since Apple made their iOS line, the demand for applications has grown tenfold. Starting out with iPhones followed by Android, it seemed as if apps were the wave of the future. It is apps that have taken the video game industry by storm, making regular console and PC games somewhat obsolete. Zynga and Rovio are the first to prove this through their respective games, Farmville and Angry Birds. Then apps went from luxury to necessity as banks, theaters, supermarkets, and many other businesses utilized their own apps to make the lives of their customers easier.
Now reports are coming in of a brand new app that will assist Christians in keeping sin at bay by telling the devil to “shut up”! That’s right! There is now an app that promotes silencing Satan whenever he attacks!
According to an article by Charisma News, the Shut Up, Devil! app is an innovative resource placing the power of the Word of God in one’s pocket because it is on a smartphone, which these days, everyone has. With the app, one is ready to resist the devil whenever and wherever he rears his ugly head. There are even app features, such as reminders, that help people keep the enemy at bay and silenced in their lives.
Opposing Views followed up on the article in which they report extras from the app’s official website at ShutUpDevil.org. This includes common categories to help users with organization such as “Full Armor of God” and “Start Your Day”. There are also categories personalized with a person’s struggles, which includes addictions, anger, and anxiety. Once a category is picked, it contains cards that show the scripture from the Holy Bible and a means to talk back to shut the devil up. A card for “fear” is shown below as an example.
Now that you read what this app is all about, we would like to hear your personal opinions about it. For Christians, is this an innovative and powerful way to get the Word of God in your life or is it a just a novelty or gimmick? For those who are app-savvy, will the app’s structure work for the people it aims its use for? Please let us know what you think in the comments below.
[Image via Shut Up Devil! Website]