In the July 2008 Ensign there is a talk titled “Sharing the Gospel using the Internet” that was taken from a commencement address at Brigham Young University-Hawaii (December 15, 2007) given by Elder M. Russell Ballard Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Elder Ballard talks about how the Internet can be used to help share the gospel and your personal testimony in Jesus Christ. I read this article a while ago (I don’t read the Ensign as much as I should) and have been pondering it for some time now. To follow his advice, I am going to post more LDS related entries. When I learn something new, or have what I call an AHHHA moment, I am going to share them in this BLOG. Here are some of the suggestions that Elder Ballard made.
He talks about the Internet being a Modern Printing Press. And that it allows the Church and its members to share the gospel to thousands of people easily.
He suggest that we should join the conversation. As we are on the web, we will see places where we can add our testimony and gospel knowledge to BLOGs, forums and other Internet sites. But in doing so, we need to remember that contention is of the devil, and avoid arguing and making fun of others.
Here are a few of the places he says we can use the Internet to spread the Word of God. We can use BLOGs, Video Sharing sites (to share our testimonies), and join in the conversations of other members of the Church.
Here are some things he says we need to avoid.
“Discussions focused on questioning, debating, and doubting gospel principles do little to build the kingdom of God.”
He goes on to say:
So you will be seeing more postings of an Religious and LDS type nature. You are welcome to post your comments on them, but please don’t make it a place to Bash Mormonism or my beliefs. Only constructive comments will be kept on the board. And posts that pull contention will be closed to comments.