Cord App: A New App to Help Protect Christian Men From the Moral Dangers of the Internet
December 27, 2023
David Cloud, Way of Life Literature, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061
In the smartphone era, wise churches will do everything they can to help protect their men (young and old) from the moral dangers of the internet and social media.

CORD APP is a tool for this purpose. It is designed to connect three men in a partnership to help one another stay pure. It is based on the truth of Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. “And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

I recently learned of this app from Pastor Courtney Lewis of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Chicago. He has had an accountability program among his men for a couple of years that has had good fruit, and he is happy with this app. He told me that it has taken their partnership program to a higher level. It was developed under the direction of Ryan Swanson who ministers in music and youth at Fellowship Baptist Church of Taylors, South Carolina. According to his online testimony, he was addicted to porn for 12 years before his marriage and he is passionate about helping other men. I don’t know anything else about the app developers and cannot give any further recommendation of that ministry, but we are glad to see every effort to combat this wickedness.
The Cord App -

We have not yet used the app in our church, but we see value in it. At the same time, a major problem is that the app requires that young men, even teens, own a smartphone in order to be in the program. In our church, we
strongly discourage teens to have smart phones and to have any access to the internet from any device without adult supervision. That might sound extremely strict to this smartphone generation, but God’s standard is “touch not the unclean thing” and “have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness” (2 Co. 6:17; Eph. 5:11), which is a very strict standard. Cord App or no Cord app, we believe that smartphones in the hands of teens is a recipe for spiritual and moral disaster. If we do use Cord App, we will use it with the older single young men and married men. See “A Church Smartphone Accountability Program.”

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