Monday, January 25, 2010

WWJT? (What Would Jesus Tweet?)

If Jesus came to Earth today and lived among us, how do you think he would use today's technology to present the Gospel?  Would He have a web site - maybe named jesuschrist.com?  Would you be able to follow Him on Twitter?  Would Jesus share His parables via blog posts?  Would He friend you on Facebook?  Would Jesus put His prophecies on His Facebook wall?  Instead of praying to Jesus, would you be able to send Him an e-mail?  Would He have a YouTube channel?

In Daniel 12:4, the man clothed in linen (most likely an angel) says to Daniel:  "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."  Without a big increase in knowledge, we wouldn't even have computers, and without some brainy person inventing it, I wouldn't be even able to make this blog post, let alone put it out on the Internet for the whole world to see.

The Internet is a great place to share the Gospel.  There are folks who might not ever pick up a book or know to look for a church.  But they know their way around the Internet, and they know how to search to find what they're looking for.  We are Jesus' hands and feet on Earth.  Since this technology is available to us, we should use it to the best of our ability to spread the Gospel.

Because of TV, people have short attention spans.  People don't have the patience to sit through long sermons or books any more, even if it's a subject that interests them. So how do we use this technology to spread the Good News?   This blog is a great example.  Even though I have some poetry on here, there are a lot of posts that are Christian in nature.  I pray that these posts would help folks understand the Bible and faith better.   If you're on Twitter, you can tweet Bible verses. Start a YouTube channel of videos of Bible based pastors and good Christian music. Or you can set up a web site. Use your imagination! 

Thanks for reading!  Have a great evening!

Diane