Christianity in the 21st Century

As a pastor in the 21st century, spreading the gospel has never been easier. Take for example this “blog”, I can write my thoughts, my feelings and even my opinions down and send them into the World Wide Web for anyone and everyone to read. I sometimes wonder if this is what Jesus meant when he said “”Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation”. Mark-16:15. Probably not, but the internet has afforded us an easy and quick way to spread the gospel. With the click of a button hundreds of people maybe thousands could read this or any other “blog”. I could write about the love and grace of God, about his Son who died on the cross for our sins (Romans 10:9) or about the life after this life. I will do it in the future, but I am not going to do that in this entry.

The internet has become a source of quick and easy information all at your finger tips. Studies show that the amount of knowledge or information doubles every 5 years. But even if you find it on Google it still doesn’t mean it’s true. False teachings and doctrine are popping up all over the internet and millions of people are being lead astray from the true teachings of the Bible. People are taking what they read from the internet and trying to turn it into truth even if it’s not. We have become a microwave society, 1 minute and we are done. Any longer and it’s a waste of time. We have done that with our search for the truth as well. We don’t read the bible for the truth, we search the internet. We should handle the search for truth as it says in II Timothy 2:15 “15Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth”. Correctly is how we handle the truth.

So what’s my point? My point is this, don’t take what I write or what anyone else write as truth until you have searched it yourself through the pages of the one and only truth, the Bible. II Timothy 3:16-17 says “16All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work”. Even when I preach to my congregation I remind them to always test what I say because the word of God is infallible, I am not.

So I hope you enjoy the things I write and that it sparks something in you to go to your Bible and read it for yourself. The bible is a living and breathing entity that will give you great joy if you read it. Don’t just use it as coffee table decoration; use it to find out what Gods purpose is for your life.

God Bless and read you’re Bible,

Pastor- Jody Burkeen

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