According to the study by the Pew Research Center, one in five Americans shares their faith online, and in a typical week, nearly 50 percent of U.S. adults see someone else share their faith online.
Southern Evangelical Seminary President Dr. Richard Land says that while changing modes of faith-sharing may make some uncomfortable, online evangelism is critical to reaching the unreached and will be central to fulfilling the Great Commission.
"Technology is the future. We can either try to swim against the current, or we can surf the wave," Land said. "Sharing one's faith online is perhaps the best way to reach many younger people with the Gospel, and it may be the only way to reach those in foreign nations that have governments and cultures hostile to the Gospel. Like any scientific or technological advancement, the Internet has the potential to be used for either good or evil. When used by...
True, Michael, my mother was involved in the tract ministry for years and I believe had a track rack in the bus station and other places. The Lutherans thought it was such a good idea, that her tract racks soon got filled with Lutheran tracts. Oh, well, at least they weren't from the Roman Catholics, Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses. She may have given up because of age or because she was getting too much competition in the racks that she had put up.
Jim Lincoln wrote: is that as good as face to face? I really doubt it. But, since the question was put forth in a way, I think it's a good idea to put that up.
Jim, thanks for your telling of Romans Road
As to sharing our faith on the internet ... could we sort of look at that like a 'tract ministry' giving people something they can in there own time, read/watch/listen to where they are free from anyone being 'in their face' and that the Holy Spirit can wonderfully make real in their hearts and minds? I tend to think it is and as such can be persued in good conscience as a very valid way to witness of Christ. (also good practise to when we are face to face with someone)
Here is something I am working on: So what is the story God choses for a young woman, a virgin, espoused to a man to do when she is pregnant with His Son?
I find 5 things: 1. He reassures Mary with Elizabeth 2. He gives Joseph peace to marry her 3. He gets her to the right place for Messiah to be born 4. He brings invited guests (shepherds) at His birth 5. He brings provision (the gifts the Magii bring) for this family's flight into Egypt to escape a wicked king
The Roman Road Romans 3:10 As it is written, "There is none righteous, not even one." Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. Romans 10:13 For "Whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved."---NASB
is that as good as face to face? I really doubt it. But, since the question was put forth in a way, I think it's a good idea to put that up.