Most significant is the name of the church. It is not A Church of Jesus Christ
of latter day saints, but THE Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints,
meaning the one and only true and living Church so designated by the Savior
Himself. I do not believe Joseph Smith would have so named the Church on his
Facebook was invented by one of those college drop-out atheists. I wouldn't
touch that website with a 10-ff. iron rod.I still don't understand
what this Twitter hooplah is all about.
I agree that people should use social media.But if my experiences
are any indication...many will complain of the 'contention' about
expressing those views with the general public. If you can't stand
criticism, don't make your belief's up for a public debate. :)
I was once a 'college drop-out atheist', as you put it, and only wish I could
have been inspired enough to do something like Facebook...I have spoken to
church members who have tried it, hated it and left. But, I love Facebook, and
have a spiritual feast on there, daily...the majority of my friends and groups
are LDS, or Mormon, and we all put uplifting comments and statements...when
someone is down, we offer love, support and advice...living alone as an empty
nester, my life was lonely and unfulfilled (I can't get around much, these days)
My friends on Fb make such a difference. I use my status to bear testimony of
the gospel, as often as prompted...I talk about the church, and about family
history, to members and non-members alike...I have even helped ex-members and
less-actives to come home to the Fold...Facebook, as with any other
tool, is only as good as its wielder. I am sure the same can be said of Twitter,
though I don't use that myself.
Good and evil exist everywhere. If we choose not to use it for good, the
adversary will use it for evil. Who's on the Lords side? Me! Me! I shout it to
the world. Too bad the link wouldn't open for my Facebook friend in Pakistan,
who dearly wanted to watch conference.
I find commenting on articles like this one, and even non-LDS sites that come
through my MormonTimes & FAIRLDS email updates a fun & relatively
non-intimidating way to share my opinions & beliefs.
@Shushannah: Huzzah for you! Do you have any advice you could offer for doing
such things, particularly for bringing people back to the fold?