Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Just Because I am active on Facebook Does not mean I am Inactive in His Book

For several years, I have been reading the Bible through, from Genesis to Revelation, once a year. Every year, I read different Bibles and versions. I read the KJV,  NKJV, NIV, NASV, etc. There were times when I finished reading the entire Bible days before the year ends and there were time when I had to speed up my reading hours before the New Year begins. It's been fun, informing, enlightening and transforming. At times it's tough to read the Old Testament Laws in  Leviticus-Deuteronomy. And reading the list of names or places in Numbers and Chronicles were not entertaining. The oracle and prophecy found in Major and Minor Prophets are also boring to read. It's the Word of God, nonetheless.

Now that Bible apps are available electronically, I do most of my Bible reading in my Kindle Fire and currently reading the ESV.

Pastors and ministers are criticized for being active on social media. I believe that being active on social media does not make one less spiritual, although I have to admit that FB is time-consuming and emotionally draining at times. But just because I am active on Facebook does not mean I am inactive in His Book. Being active on Facebook does not make one lazy reading the Book. Having Facebook account, allows me to connect with people at the same time it makes me real person.

It's an undeniable reality that Facebook reinforces one's narcissistic nature. Have you forgotten that we are by nature selfish? For many the desire to go to heaven bears narcissistic tendency. People want to go there because they don't want to go to hell. They do good things not because it feels good to help others but also to earn eternal reward.