Facebook and the Good Book


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Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Like most things about the Internet, Facebook has both its good points and its bad points. One the plus side, it enables people to stay in contact with one another, sharing stories and photos about family and friends; exchanging jokes and funny stories and pictures; keeping each other informed about things happening in the community; and providing them with the opportunity to engage in fun activities. On the negative side, Facebook, like the rest of the Internet, can become addictive, taking us away from the non-online aspects of our lives, the most important of these being our relationship with God. When that happens, what is good can become bad very rapidly and cost us dearly. The truth is that, long before there was Facebook, before there was the Internet, before there was the computer, before there was the modern world, God and His word, The Bible, existed, providing humanity with the most important message it can ever receive and the most important lessons it can ever learn. Our lives are a gift from God and each moment precious beyond measure and made even more precious by the fact that we have so few of them. We should spend that time learning God’s will for us and living it, both online and otherwise, so that He will be pleased with what we did with the lives he gave us. That means spending time with Him through the reading of His holy word and in prayer and worship so that the things we say and do, both on Facebook and otherwise, will enable others to see what God has done in our lives and convince them to let God do for them what He has done for us.


Thursday, Nov. 26

11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Carlisle Christian Fellowship will be serving Free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day. The public is invited. Rev. Leroy Edwards, Jr., Pastor.

Saturday, Nov. 28

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Morningside Baptist Church holds an Infant Care Ministry giveaway.

Sunday, Dec. 6

11 a.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6 p.m.: The Chancel Choir of Grace United Methodist Church will present the Christmas Cantata “Carols and Classics” created by Tom Fettke at 11 a.m. At 5:30 p.m. there will be Singing Around the Christmas Tree followed at 6 p.m. by the Children’s Silhouette Christmas Play.

3 p.m.: McBeth Baptist Church invites everyone to Hanging of the Greens sponsored by the church’s youth ministry.

This is McBeth Baptist Church’s second Hanging of the Greens, which is a service for the first Sunday in Advent. It is based on the English tradition of decorating the home with wreaths, garlands, a Christmas tree and evergreens for Advent and Christmas. In a church setting, it readies the sanctuary (and church members) for the season. It prepares us for the advent, the coming of the Christ Child. Please come expecting to receive a blessing for the Lord and experience the true meaning of Christmas.

Thursday, Dec. 24

7 p.m.: Grace United Methodist Church will hold its Christmas Eve Service.

Sunday, Dec. 27

5 p.m.: His Chosen Few (Mary Owens) presents a fashion/show play at the Pacolet River Building on Lovers Lane Road. The play is entitled “For Better Or For Worse.” Come out and have some good fellowship and a fun-filled evening for the entire family. A donation of $10 — tickets may be purchased from cast members — 0r $12 at the door. A fellowship gathering will follow.

Charles Warner | The Union Daily Times Like most things about the Internet, Facebook has both its good points and its bad points. One the plus side, it enables people to stay in contact with one another, sharing stories and photos about family and friends; exchanging jokes and funny stories and pictures; keeping each other informed about things happening in the community; and providing them with the opportunity to engage in fun activities. On the negative side, Facebook, like the rest of the Internet, can become addictive, taking us away from the non-online aspects of our lives, the most important of these being our relationship with God. When that happens, what is good can become bad very rapidly and cost us dearly. The truth is that, long before there was Facebook, before there was the Internet, before there was the computer, before there was the modern world, God and His word, The Bible, existed, providing humanity with the most important message it can ever receive and the most important lessons it can ever learn. Our lives are a gift from God and each moment precious beyond measure and made even more precious by the fact that we have so few of them. We should spend that time learning God’s will for us and living it, both online and otherwise, so that He will be pleased with what we did with the lives he gave us. That means spending time with Him through the reading of His holy word and in prayer and worship so that the things we say and do, both on Facebook and otherwise, will enable others to see what God has done in our lives and convince them to let God do for them what He has done for us.
http://uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_IMG_00024.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Daily Times Like most things about the Internet, Facebook has both its good points and its bad points. One the plus side, it enables people to stay in contact with one another, sharing stories and photos about family and friends; exchanging jokes and funny stories and pictures; keeping each other informed about things happening in the community; and providing them with the opportunity to engage in fun activities. On the negative side, Facebook, like the rest of the Internet, can become addictive, taking us away from the non-online aspects of our lives, the most important of these being our relationship with God. When that happens, what is good can become bad very rapidly and cost us dearly. The truth is that, long before there was Facebook, before there was the Internet, before there was the computer, before there was the modern world, God and His word, The Bible, existed, providing humanity with the most important message it can ever receive and the most important lessons it can ever learn. Our lives are a gift from God and each moment precious beyond measure and made even more precious by the fact that we have so few of them. We should spend that time learning God’s will for us and living it, both online and otherwise, so that He will be pleased with what we did with the lives he gave us. That means spending time with Him through the reading of His holy word and in prayer and worship so that the things we say and do, both on Facebook and otherwise, will enable others to see what God has done in our lives and convince them to let God do for them what He has done for us.
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