Boaz Baptist Chronicles
|Posted on November 5, 2011 at 3:00 PM|
A brother recently posted in Facebook, "I still cannot comprehend how one can be real friends in FB, since we are limited in knowing each other, but the only thing that connects us really is the fellowship we have in the scriptures, having the same attitude and appetite in 'the Book', will one truly say and sing, 'I have found a friend in Jesus!'"
Isn't that, though, what makes us "REAL friends in FB?" Let's face it, we haven't met yet personally? But, by the same token, we have. I know a lot of you now personally, no, not by meeting you in the flesh, but by your words. I know how you think, how you act, how you are, not only by what you say, but by what you don't say—your silences. I know you by how you react, what you post, and how you receive what's being said or taught. We have all (by choice) been thrown together into a different kind of system: a system that we agreed to use that’s not exactly face to face, but a system, nonetheless, that calls for communication. If no one communicates, you are right, we can't know each other.
Anyone calling themselves a Bible-believing Christian must admit that this is how we know God. We know Him through His words. Those words communicate to us thoughts and ideas that we would not know, if we did not make it a habit to avail ourselves of them on a periodic basis. We know God and are friends with him—REAL personal friends—by reading, studying and believing what He has told us to believe. How? By His words... His written words.