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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. Nana says:

    Sure the internet has come to stay and Christians can use it to propagate the Gospel. But the physical touch is very important. I love Psalm 133. God bless us all.

  2. R.Robert says:

    Glory To God In The highest, praises to God our Father as he is the best father i know as he said my word shall accomplish the purpose for which i have sent it ,it shall not return unto me void.The Lord Is Faithful an I love him with my whole heart .

  3. JEAN says:

    WE LOVE WATCHING DAYSTAR AND THE CHURCH CH. BUT AS YOU SAY—- IT IS IMPORTANT TO ASSEMBLE WITH OTHER BELIEVERS

  4. Linda says:

    We are all one body, it is so important to attend church, when i go to church the Spirit of the Lord is so strong it heals people, destroys yokes, and worship service is wonderful!

  5. Deb says:

    We live in a different world. If anything, I would call this the Age of Isolation.

  6. nancy says:

    For me the internet can never replace the feeling I get of actually being in church. I love the fellowship of being with fellow believers and hearing the sermons and sunday school lessons.

  7. Maureen says:

    I believe that God has blessed this nation with BGEA and In Touch Ministries. I thank God for for Reverend Billy Graham and Franklin Graham and for Dr. Charles Stanley!Three uncompromising men of God!Thank you Jesus for these men.

  8. Carole says:

    The internet has been a tool in my life to fulfill a desire to share the Gospel with others, give encouragement and receive encouragement. I agree with Dr. Graham that it should not take the place of fellowship with other believers in church.

  9. Robert says:

    God has told us the answer, my favorite John 3:16. Believe in him, trust him for your safe keeping and forgiveness Repent means to change your way of living and fallow his teachings.

  10. Donna says:

    Being able to access the internet provided a bridge for myself to further my bible studies since I am no longer physically able to get to church.