First it was Blue Whale challenge, now the devil is in the Momo app
The phone app is a 50-days challenge that involves self-harm, watching demonic horror movies, and suicide towards the end of the challenge. Tweens and teenagers are the usual victims. It’s similar to
Is it a hoax?
Bad news about Momo swept every major media outlet towards the end of February 2019. As it thickens, WhatsApp with 1.2 Billion users and YouTube with 5.5 Billion daily viewers were dragged. On February 28, there was a sudden shift of opinion from some of the same media outfits. For 2-days, news flooded saying its a hoax or was it to kill the news?
Parents share their horrible experience
The recent suicide of an 11-years old boy is linked to the app, GMA News TV report said. CJ was a normal boy who always played with his mobile phone. After he committed suicide, the mother discovered he had the Momo and Blue Whale app on his phone. She also discovered messages that instructed his son to climb to the roof and take a selfie to prove that he is obedient to what he calls “the master.” Another mom said that his 6 years old child was so frightened that he would not talk about the app. Later, the boy said that “the master” told him to kill 10 people. If he doesn’t obey, his parents will be murdered.
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Mobile phone and suicide rate
There is a connection between mobile phones, social media, and suicide. This technology encourages disconnection by building “fake relationships,” former iPhone executives admitted. “Certain mobile phone apps are linked with the rise of HIV infection in the Philippines because it encourages meet up for sex,” says Disraeli Pacuno, an HIV activist. Therefore exposing young people to mobile phones, especially 12-years old below is not recommended. (Everyday Parent)
How Momo leads to suicide and what to do
1. Momo app sends depressing photos.
The app is linked to depression and insomnia which makes sense when you expose yourself to demonic images that depict death and sadness. The Bible tells us to focus on what is right and look straight ahead to what is good (Proverbs 4:25).
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2. The app hacks private information.
Also called “doxing,” this app strategy is simply blackmailing. This will ensure that those who join will be forced to obey. The result is extreme anxiety. The Bible tells us not to be anxious about anything and allow God’s peace to guard our hearts. (Philippians 4:6-7)
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3. Momo challenges you to commit suicide.
After conditioning the mind by sending depressing photos, negative thoughts, and suggestive suicide methods like jumping from a rooftop (Everyday parent). The participant becomes depressed and eventually commit suicide. The Bible tells us Satan is the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4), that is why these things happen. While it seems frightening to tell young people demon exists, having a Bible study that discusses these things helps.
The most important thing is that as a Christian, you know who you are in Christ. There is power in the name of Jesus and demons are no match even at the sound of His name (Luke 10:17). He will return soon to save those who belong to God, but the question is do you know the real Jesus and His promises?
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