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Q:

Do you think the Internet will ever replace going to church? I think it could, because people can stay in touch through the Internet just like they do in church. They also could listen to sermons or participate in a Bible study without having to go anywhere.


A:

I’m grateful for the good things the Internet has brought into our lives, including the help it’s given to the work of many churches and organizations (including our own — BillyGraham.org).

Every day, in fact, people all over the world are hearing the Gospel through the Internet and giving their lives to Jesus as a result. Many are in our own country, but for one reason or another they’ve never understood that God loves them or that Jesus gave His life for their salvation. Others, however, are from countries with few churches or Christians, and the Internet becomes their lifeline to other believers.

However, the Internet will never replace going to church — nor should it. God blesses us when we gather together to worship Him and hear His Word. God also put within each of us a need for fellowship with others. In addition, God calls us to love one other, and this can only happen as we spend time together. The Psalmist wrote, “Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together” (Psalm 34:3).

Most of all, the Internet can never take the place of our relationship with Jesus Christ. God loves us, and He yearns for us to talk with Him in prayer and spend time with Him in His Word, the Bible. What place does Christ have in your life? As we look forward to the beginning of a new year in just a few days, may you experience a new beginning by giving your life to Jesus Christ.

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42 Comments

  1. DICK says:

    I ATTEND MY CHURCH FOR THE FELLOWSHIP AND TO WORSHIP GOD AS BELIEVERS. WE ALSO HAVE A GET TOGETHER AFTER SERVICE AND ENJOY THE COFFEE AND GOODIES. THIS IS A GREAT TIME TO SEE WHATS UP IN THERE LIVES AND SHARE WITH THEM AND HELP IF THERES A NEED.

  2. Darlene says:

    We love you Billy Graham…We all pray that God will find favor to continue to give you strength so you can continue to teach us…pray for us , The World…America.We are in trouble without God, His Love and His Mercy I

  3. Manasseh says:

    Great answer from God servant.

  4. William says:

    After all is said and done and past,only what's done for Christ will last.

  5. Michael says:

    I try to, and usually do read my Bible everyday, and now with the internet I can get ministry, brotherhood, and just general messages about my Jesus everyday instead of just once a week at church. Without a car, I can still be involved in Him at home

  6. Patrick says:

    Dear Reverend Graham, Communicating Jesus Christ to others comes from where the Holy Spirit is stored inside of us. True feelings of love and happiness are expressed in the person. Computers only tell others that we are happy or in love.

  7. Gale says:

    The Body of Christ must come together in person to help people grow in love. I believe God ordained the church to be a physical gathering with Jesus as the head. When people gather they must focus on differences that make the body of Christ whole.

  8. Michael says:

    Billy Graham has been the most influential person in my life and I am 62 years old. Thank you reverand Graham and my Lord Jesus Christ for giving him to people like me.

  9. Betty says:

    I agree with you 100.

  10. Jay says:

    Jesus Christ is Lord of Lords and King of Kings. I cannot look at anything without realizing the power and glory of God and the Holy Spirit. I pray for all people.