On Sunday mornings at C.C.C. I've been preaching through the book of Romans, and recently we looked at St. Paul's statement in chapter two, verse 16:
" on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus." (Rom 2:16)
It appears that God's ability to discover "secrets" is being put to the test.
A new iPhone application called the TigerText allows users to set a time limit for a text to hang around after it has been read. When the life span has been exceeded, the message will disappear from the recipient's phone, the sender's phone and any servers.
In addition, those who need an even more comprehensive way to cover up their mis-deeds, the "delete history" option will eliminate any evidence of a given phone call. No more getting caught by the old "press redial" routine.
Just think, if this works cheating spouses can relax, knowing their "secret" is safely suppressed. They can now move about freely, destroying their family and others. Teens who are in to "sexting" can expose themselves without fear of their youthly indiscretions coming back to haunt them later in life.
So for now we can all breath easier. There is, however, one final test as to the effectiveness of this device - Judgment Day. So we'll have to wait and see.