My Grandfather was a carpenter and a preacher. He builds his own home where he raised his family. He drove through the city of Jacksonville, FL. in a church van and picked up the members of his congregation. He preached Christianity based on his own philosophy.
Times moved a little slower during this area of history (60’s-70’s). The telephones & television were still rather a newer form of technology. The commuters were massively build and not ergonomically made for the common man. The Internet along with E-mail; Facebook, Google, Yahoo, the Cloud, the Box, Hotmail, photo communication between cell phones & computers, text none of this technology exist. The level of communication was more personal to one-on-one, face-to-face relationships were more common. This manner of evangelism was done by building faith person-to-person.
This style of preaching is still true today. Nevertheless, one may think, what would Jesus do if he had access to a cell phone during his days on Earth? Jesus was a celebrity in his own day base on word of mouth solely. What would happen to theology if Jesus had the technology of the Internet to communicate globally? How would this effect theology doctrine? We know that the Son of God came at the exact right time in history to transform this world into God’s plan for salvation plus save humanity from their sin. In these days with planes, jets, trains, cars & luxury cruise lines, we must think how the language of salvation would be connected if the style of walking from city to city, riding a donkey, horse & camel were not the normal form of transportation. How would the Word of God reach across the highways of our lives? This is something to ponder, but it’s not something to confuse the matters. God would have still got His Word out. The Holy Spirit would have still transformed lives. One may think how history would change base on the rate of technology; however, one should never fear the media of the gospel. God will always and continue to save the lost, no matter how great the distance.