In these times it is important to update and reach more and more people, which is why we must use social networks for our benefit, for the cause of God. Know how to use these channels to help those who need it most.
“There is no doubt that the mystery of our Faith is great: He manifested Himself as a man; he was vindicated by the Spirit, seen by the angels, proclaimed among the nations, believed in the world, received in glory. ” Timothy 3:16
Publish to build. Social networks have the characteristic of anonymity, which can have its advantages and disadvantages. So, we must be careful with this and use them to build. I am referring specifically to publishing material that contributes to the growth and expansion of people, rather than unconstructive criticism that leads to the proliferation of negative feelings.
“You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house.” Acts 20:20
Interaction. It is also a good space for interaction with our followers, which generates the confidence necessary to foster a relationship based on a mutual love for Christ and which is also fertile ground for asking for advice and opening up to others.
Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right. Acts 10:34-35
Create groups. An interesting proposal from the networks is the possibility of creating groups where participants share the same interests. This is extremely positive and it is something we should use in our favour, where we can from exchanging information to supporting each other when necessary, for which it is also important to see the groups as networks of containment to which we can resort.
"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, p people that belong to God, that you may proclaim the wonderful works of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." Peter 2:9
Considéralas como lo que son: Herramientas. Las redes sociales deben servirnos a nosotros en vez de esclavizarnos, por eso es nuestro deber utilizarlas para propósitos puntuales como ser para que el mensaje de Dios llegue a más personas, para acercar distancias en puntos alejados, o bien para contarle acerca de Dios a aquellos que todavía no le conocen.
"Preach the word; persist in doing so, whether it is opportune or not; correct, rebuke and encourage with plenty of patience, without ceasing to teach." Timothy 4:2
Transmit THE message. We know that the message is one: to love one another. However, let us remember that we can find it in many places. The Holy Bible is one of them, but to tell the truth, there are many people - especially the younger generation - who can be reached more easily through social networks. In this way we will be showing a more up-to-date side of God, obtaining amazing results.