The internet is a place that needs the presence of the Lord and the Church must embrace this technology and use it for good. The Internet is a powerful tool for communication: it’s always on and it can be seen all over the world.
Think about Jesus, he went out to where people worked, played and congregated and he connected with them. Like wise, the Internet is a place where people work, play and congregate, qualifying the internet as a place that needs the presence of the Lord.
Before his ascension, Jesus commissioned us to go out to the world and continue his work, the internet is no different and its users are hungry for the word of God.
What people are saying about the Internet
”The evidence suggests that the Internet helps improve the workings of spiritual communities. In contrast 27% of individuals who claim their spiritual lives have been improved through the working of cyberspace, 83% of congregations reported that their Web sites and use of email had helped the spiritual life of the congregations.”
From CyberFaith: How Americans Pursue Religion Online
30% of all Americans seek spiritual answers online and the average American home spends 2.5 hours daily on the Internet. — From CyberFaith:
“The opportunity to connect with other people is what driving the Web. Most people who are looking for a church online want to connect with people that they are comfortable with. They don’t care about the church logo or stance on an increasing number of doctrinal positions, they care about the people they will meet as they walk down the street and into the church.”
Jordan Cooper, Pastor- Lakeview Church, Saskatoon, Canada