Ek dink die begin is 'n goeie plek om te begin. Die begin is om te begin waar Maans in sy preek opgehou het.
Oor die afgelope twee dae, veral Sondag aand, het ek werklik die moeite gedoen om bietjie deur al die sosiale netwerke te kyk, bietjie gekyk na die jongmense se 'status updates', hulle 'wall posts' en 'tweets', dit is met tye skokkend om te sien wat die mense vir mekaar skryf, die goed wat hulle sê, die skindernuus wat sommer op 'n publieke wall post gesit word en veral die jongmense se taalgebruik.
Die hoof punt wat ek wel wil uit wys, is die feit daar daar ook positiewe aspekte is, ons kry die kans om met ou skoolvriende in kontak te bly, ons gebruik die sosiale netwerke om die goeie nuus te versprei en nog vele ander.
Wat is julle standpunt ten opsigte van die sosiale netwerke? Is dit goed of sleg, en hoe kan ons dit meer effektief gebruik om die goeie werk te doen?
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Post by TheWhiteTree on Jun 11, 2013 9:19:17 GMT 2
The thing is like all other things on earth or the universe, anything can be used for good or bad, so there is no obsolete answer. The fact is that the church is suffering from a lack of interest from the youth, and by criticizing social networks instead of embracing them, the suffering will likely continue and grow.
What does it matter what others say on their PERSONAL status? While i agree that some post are appalling to say the least, i kindly state the obvious; "there is nothing we can do about it".
The influence of social networks are undeniable, as it was the main catalyst for most of the "Arab revolution countries", and are some of the largest communities on earth.
Could the church use it for Evangelism?
NO way on earth could they, and ill tell you why;
People would actually have to "Like" or "Follow" your account to see your posts and thus be influenced by it, get the picture? For example; would you go and "Like" or "Follow" an Islamist page? Precisely.
The church could only use social networking to reinforce their already established community, by sharing and promoting. Basically a very effective way of communication in the church community. People who have access to social networks are people who probably already know who Jesus is, and chose to follow him or not, others like the Chinese or North Koreans who probably never heard of Jesus or know it is the Western God ( as they see it because america is seen as a predominantly christian power) does not have access to social networks ( Google: the great fire wall of China). So social networks, in connection to evangelism would be useless in these countries.
Basically nobody, outside the church community, would "like" or "follow" the church(company) because of judgement, synthetic theory, fakery and lack of excitement. The fact is that peoples attentions spans are decreasing and the level of perversion and shallowness is decreasing, the only way we could ever effectively spread the word of God would be to be living examples. The fact is that we as a church(company) is failing miserably, and that our only hope would be the coming of our Lord and Savior, society today wants nothing to do with Courage, Honor, Truth or Holiness, we are all just shallow sensationalists living for our next fix(medical).