“It appears the Church ceded the world “wild” web to the Evil One long ago. And, no, potluck details, Home Bible Studies and “Men’s Saturday Prayer Breakfasts” do not count as reaching the Lost online. They need a spiritual Life-Line to the Savior.”
(Quote from Our Passion at TheaXiomNetwork.com) The “Great Omission”
One of the most puzzling things to me about the U.S. Church today is the absence of the Gospel online. With literally hundreds of thousands of Churches in the U.S., most having websites today, how is it possible that only a small handful actually make the path to Eternal Life available for their site visitors?
Did we miss the conclave where it was decided that Salvation would not be offered to the millions who search weekly for spiritual answers on the web? Why is the absence of God’s Plan so consistent across hundreds of thousands of Church websites? Is there a better answer? If Seekers aren’t finding spiritual help on Church websites where would we recommend they look? More importantly, moving forward, there is a small, passionate group of us who want to see the Church make a “180” and reverse this reality. It doesn’t have to be complicated but it is critical I believe. Why don’t you have the gospel on your Church website? (Am I assuming incorrectly?)
You believe the Gospel or you probably wouldn’t be reading this. You believe others need the Gospel. But, do you implicitly or explicitly insist the Seeker has to come to your Church service to get Saved? Is that the criteria? Folks can only be saved in a Church? Where else could they be confronted with the claims of the Savior besides Sunday morning at 11 o’clock? Why not the “world wild web”? Why not make it available on your Church website. Why not start today!? I have included seven reasons every Gospel believing church must have the Gospel on their website.
There are others but I hope seven is enough to convince the pastor whose heart is sensitive to the Spirit to claim the internet for the Savior and make eternal life available to their Church, their community and the world.