Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with history. I love researching and learning about the past. As I was reading my Bible one day, it hit me like a ton of bricks: the people in the Bible times didn’t have nearly a fraction of the tools and resources we have, and yet, they spread the Gospel avidly.
In the time of the New Testament between 6 and 5 B.C. when Jesus was born, and A.D. 95 when Revelation was written, the lack of tools and resources they had available is humbling. They had no electricity, vehicles, modern roads, paper as we know it to write on, and the list goes on.
So, how does this affect us?
In the 21st Century, the “Information Age” as it is referred to, we have virtually all knowledge accessible to us with a tap of a button. We can go anywhere by means of a car, train or plane. We have thousands of copies of the Bible available to us. We can quickly and easily correspond with someone on the other side of the planet.
You may be thinking, “Okay, so what? What does that have to do with the Bible?” The answer? It has everything to do with the Bible.
Our mission as Christians is to “tell all the world” about Christ and what he has done for mankind. He has instructed us to use tools, gifts, and resources in this act. Technology is one of the greatest tools known to man. If we are not using it to share Christ, what is the purpose of it?
If we are not using social media and the Internet in a way that shares Christ ,we have no excuse. We have these tools. It is our choice what we do with them.
How do you share Jesus on your social media and texting? Leave a comment below!
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