The use of social media can lead to self-esteem, boasting, gossiping, jealousy, pretending, lying, immorality, wasting of time, laziness and other sinful behaviour. But is can also be used to give information through to the congregation, advertise Christian events, spread the Gospel, communicate with far-away family and bring the church service to the bedside of an aged or sick member.
These were some of the points that were discussed at the youth conference that was held at the KwaMhlanga Campus on Saturday 2 June. The attendees received the teachings by Rev Herens Nkoana with great appreciation and actively took part in the discussions afterwards.
The main thought was that the negative aspects of the social media are very significant and outweigh the positive aspects. Everybody agreed that one should use it with great wisdom and discernment. At any point of time one should feel free to show the information shared to one’s parents, pastor or even God Himself (Who in any rate sees it all!).
All went home with the warning that the Word of God should have the major place in our lives and that we should live like David said in Psalm 119:9-11: “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to Your Word. With my whole heart I seek You… I have stored up Your word in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”