Will technology ever replace the hard copy Bible? For many youth it has already happened. In some churches Scripture reading is now up on the big screen and
fewer people are bringing their Bibles to church. When you read the Bible on the big screen or on your iPhone or iPad, is it still possible to read the passage of Scripture, put it down, take it up again, cross reference and commune with God in the same way as the hard copy Bible?
Thomas Chan and his wife of Surfers Paradise have contributed 35,000 pieces of Christian literature in the Gold Coast and Brisbane. They have YouTube:
As with all new things, there is the potential for good and evil. The same machine that can communicate a message to the world and give you information
at your fingertips, help people in bush fires and disasters, is the same machine that can destroy relationships, bully people, exploit women through pornography and can be the cause of suicides.
There are examples of scams where people have lost their homes, and there are computer games that can be addictive and soul destroying. I have watched
people in their homes fixed to a computer game, throwing grenades and killing others in cyber space.
A virus can attack your body and a virus can attack your computer. What about the virus that attacks the mind and the soul! There are things we need to control before they control us.
Money, computers, possessions, sports all have the potential to consume us and take the place of Jesus as Lord of our life.
“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can both destroy soul and body in hell.” (Matthew 10:28)