Nobody should tell you — the world is a messy place to cling to the things that don’t satisfy the soul. It’s getting worse each day for Christians to live life without any challenge.
However, the Bible has called us to live wisely on days like this —by making good opportunities of anything we come across. Science and Technology have their cons and pros. Don’t sink deep into it and be addicted to something silly like pornography.
Christians need technological gadgets to communicate and share valuable information like sermons from the Bible. If we stand and contemplate the possible negative effects of technology —we might lack behind in sending the word of God to people who are wading through sin.
The “Great Commission” as mentioned in the Bible shouldn’t be slowed down for any reason. The Lord Himself is with us. Time changes. The method of sending messages to other people in distant areas has gone through different stages.
“He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15).
Let me remind you of dispatch riders who send letters to Provinces in the days of the Israelites. Horses were the fastest transport means. Either way, people have to walk for days, use boats or ships for transport. It takes several days to reach distant places.
Today we have the Internet, even snail mail is gradually becoming obsolete. I know some Christians will argue about certain means of using technology to share the gospel.
Which one is wrong? The mobile phone, computer, VR, TV, or what?
All these have their advantages and disadvantages. The Devil is truly using technology to distract many Christians from worshiping God or spending more time with Him.
In my other blog site, I talked about the use of digital Bibles and how to use them. You, see the temptation of falling into the Devil’s trap is very high when using the digital Bible.
It all begins with the mindset. What kind of content do you consume from technological devices?
If you make up your mind to exercise self-discipline while reading sermons online —no temptation from the Devil will succeed. The Holy Spirit lives in us and so self-control shouldn’t be a battle for any true Christian.
Being at Church and reading your Bible from a device like a mobile phone or tablet could be very tempting. If you can’t stay focused on the Bible; but get distracted by advertisements, Facebook messages, WhatsApp messages, emails, and so forth —then you have to quit using digital Bibles.
Go in for the printed version of the Bible. It is either you allow yourself to fall into the Devil’s plan of winning your mind and soul or you stay true to your conscious mind of serving God with your whole heart, mind, and strength.
Instead of shunning these little technological gadgets, we can capitalize on them to reach more people with the word of God.
Recently, Facebook’s announcement of “Meta-verse” got many Christians alarmed. Oh come on, don’t freak out. We can use it to create avenues that will help organize Bible programs as Christians.
I remember reading a newsletter from Andrew Torba from Gab inspiring Christians to take advantage of the so-called Meta-verse to schedule meetings and organize Christian programs.
Online Church worship is on the rise and many Christians are benefiting from it. God is Spirit and where the Spirit of God is —there is liberty. (2 Corinthians 3:17) In faith we can gather through technological gadgets and worship the Lord.
That’s a fine idea. Even if the intention behind those gadgets is to enslave humans in a virtual world —we will use them in a way to strengthen the body of Christ.
From distance places, we can reach each other with the word of God. Nothing can stop the word of God from going out into the world.
Please, we must always be cautious about the amount of time we spend on screens and use other gadgets. The Lord wants us to get more closer to Him.
A phone is here with so many functions and programs. You have to grow much interest in reading your digital Bible, share Bible verses or sermons with friends, loved ones, and even strangers.
The great commission has to be done in so many different ways. The message has to go out! Many Christian Apps help increase the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and learn Bible lessons.
The Bible says the gospel has to reach every corner of the world before the end comes. And I believe technology is helping push the message to distance land without any difficulties.
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.” (John 4:14)
Missionaries don’t necessarily have to travel from country to country. The media house has the means for that job.
May we pray for each other to grow in spiritual strength to overcome any temptation that will come on us through technology.
The Bible says:
“Therefore be very careful how you live – not as unwise but as wise, taking advantage of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:15 – 16)
Thank you for reading through. A quick reminder: I used my phone to write this message, quickly picked Bible verses, and publish it for the world to read. Technology 🙂
Thanks to technology. I’m on the right track. No room for any nonsense. Live wisely in this advanced world of technology. Stay blessed.