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Facebook now has over a Billion users which includes nearly half of all those on the Internet worldwide. According to a LA Times article Facebook execs are shooting for the rest:
"We’re not a company that is just trying to add more people," said Chris Cox, Facebook’s vice president of product. "What we are trying to do is build a service that everyone in the world can use."
It is amazing how the Internet has become a part of the lives of so many people in so little time. Here is just one social network that is now touching over a billion people worldwide in over a hundred nations. The fact that it has happened in only 8 years is really shocking.
From a Christian perspective: It has become the new ‘Roman Road’ that provides access to people in lands where missionaries are not even allowed to go. Now people can come to Christ and receive Christian and Biblical teaching on the Internet even if they live in countries like Saudi Arabia where Christian churches are illegal. The potential for using the Internet and social networks like Facebook for spreading the Gospel is astounding. It gives me real hope for taking the ‘good news’ of Jesus Christ to every nation in this generation and for a world wide Christian harvest and revival. *Top