Is The Word No Longer Interesting?

Twenty years ago, no one would have thought of a time where such an idea as ‘Internet’, better still, ‘social media’, would change our pattern of interactions, ways of life and how we do things.

Change is truly remarkable when it offers more good than harm to everyone. The world is now very much mobile, everything happens on-line with all sorts of smart phones and advanced gadgets produced every year in large figures. But to what extent has this helped people in appreciating, studying and promoting the Word of God more than ever before? To what extent has this influenced people in understanding and liking the true Gospel of Christ?

I had cause to think lately of how weird it is to have so much engagement on posts, pictures and videos of less value and little or no relevance, where hardly do you get up to five (5) comments, fifty (50) likes and ten (10) shares on posts that remind one of God and the core essence and teachings of His word.

I am not talking about posts from ‘motivational pastors’ (by their fruits you know them) and posts like these...

where people hear what they want to hear, see what they want to see and ask for amen as though you were demanding for tithe and offering. You tell people about salvation, repentance, holiness, righteousness, about Isaiah 55:6-7, Acts 2:38, 4:12, John 3:3-5, tell them about heaven and hell; and watch that post ignored like a plague, and you wonder what’s wrong?

Would you type amen?
What’s wrong? This is the same question I ask myself whenever I share posts established on the Word of God to encourage believers and persuade unbelievers to come taste the grace, goodness and love of God in Christ Jesus. Likes, comments and shares have become gold that no one wants to part with. Even Christians on-line barely do well in this regard except in cases like this...

Would you type amen?
I fully understand that the truth is bitter and very few people appreciate being told what they need to hear and not necessarily what they want to hear. I understand the handwriting on the wall that we are in a time “when men don't endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they turn away their ears (and eyes) from the truth, and turned unto fables (comedy, mockery, porn, etc)” (2 Timothy 4:3-4).

Is the Word no longer interesting? Has it gone so bad that even with the advent of the Internet and prevalence of virtual spaces and social media (that ought to be a boon for the Gospel), the Word of God could still be shown this much apathy?

Haaa! I already hear someone saying “this writer” has followers and likes issues; he is jealous because his posts aren't enticing incredible likes, comments and shares as desired. Quite frankly, I may want to accept this sentiment a little bit but these are not words from a frustrated or a discouraged young man, but words of a concerned and troubled believer. The essence of this article stands and this really troubles me to my marrow.

Would you type amen?
“Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you... (Luke 6:26); I believe these words of Jesus validates my supposition on this matter or not. However, it should be told as a reminder that the Living Word (The Bible) remains the power of God unto salvation, and identifying with it, letting it find expression in your words, deeds and actions; nothing delights the Lord more than this.

“For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us which are saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:18). And whether likes, comments and shares are rendered or not – even to this very article – I will continue to preach Christ and Him crucified to the world, so that the faith of whosoever cares to listen or read will stand in the power of God and not in the wisdom of men.

“No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. And if a man also strives for masteries, yet he is not crowned, except he strives lawfully. The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. Consider these words of Apostle Paul; and may the Lord grant us understanding in all things” (2 Timothy 3:4-7) Amen.

Is the Word no longer interesting? What do you think is wrong? Please feel free to share your opinions, views and insights. Thanks.

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