The Fellowship of the iBelievers – Acts 2:42-47 (2.0)

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If the early church had computers and the internet do you think Acts 2:42-47 might have said (complete with hyperlinks),

The Fellowship of the iBelievers

The devoted themselves to the apostles’ blogs, to Christian chat rooms, to the breaking of bread, and to email chain prayers…All the iBelievers were very distant and had a few things in common. Using Paypal they gave to those accepting donations. Every day they continued to type to each other in separate homes. They broke bread by themselves with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all those who linked to them and added them to their blogrolls. And the stat counters showed them daily how many people were added to their web traffic.

Does the internet count as fellowship?

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  1. For those of us who have loved ones far away, the internet is a life line…especially when they can post photos or videos of children or grandchildren so we can watch them grow and not miss important milestones of their development!

  2. There have been times in the last year that my only link with sanity was my blog church. I have come to depend on their prayers and their encouragement maybe too much…but it is a daily contact that I don’t have with my “other” church.

  3. Yes, the internet is great for fellowship…but there’s nothing like a hug and a pat on the back…the sound of a whisper in a serious conversation … the sight of a tear rolling down one’s face, and the shaking of the belly during a great laugh. Those are things you really can’t translate into cyber-fellowship … but I think it has become a very important part of our daily lives.

  4. I agree with Tammie 100%. I look forward to Lisa’s post (since she and family are 12 hours away) and pictures. I have also extended my knowledge by the new blog friends I have made. It has given me an opportunity to interact with great minds regularly. It has become a part of my Christian growth process. John is correct that the Internet cannot substitute for real human touch. In fact, it seems to me that some years ago a fellow wrote a book about the importance of real human touch. If I think of the author’s name or the book I’ll let you know.

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