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I have heard a lot of debate on this issue. Should Pastors be using their iPads instead of a paper bible?

I personally dont see the difference. YouVersion is A Bible app.

But I know of some people who find this offensive.

What do you guys think?

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J M J. PRAY 4 PEACE . !

 

IF WHAT'S ON IT IS "GOD'S" TRUE WORD, THEN IT'S "GOD'S" TRUE WORD  !  !  !

 

Stone Tablet... Paper Tablet... or iPad Tablet -- if it has the Word of God on it, preach from it!  I use my iPhone at Church and Bible Study.

 

The only concern I'd have is I think it might be slightly distracting if a pastor is carrying around a brightly lit up tablet that he's reading from in a darker room.  But if it's properly done, I see no problem with it.

The Word of God is the WORD OF GOD, paper, electronic, oral.

  I am a Senior Pastor and I use an ipad when I preach on Sunday Mornings and during Wednesday Evening Bible Study.  I always have my "paper bible" with me if for those times that I want to refer to a scripture that I may be marked in my bible and not in my notes.  My level of anointing didn't decrease because I stopped using a "paper bible."   Why is it that the world can take advantage of modern technology, but many believe that the church has to remain in stone ages?  The word of God is the Word of God; be it written, spoken, sang, in a book, on a cell phone or on an ipad.  Just a thought. 

Part of the Bible was written on Rock, then scrolls (material varied depending on when written), lambskin, eventually paper, then even the internet and obvious items which can reach the internet like the Ipad.

Who cares.  The issue is Read and use your Bible regardless. And to allow the Spirit to write the words on your heart and mind.  And make sure that you have accept God's gift of salvation and forgiveness and that your name is  written in the Lambs book of life. 

An infinite God is not limited by rock, lamb skin, paper, computer aps, iPods, IPads,  etc.  But His message to others is limited (by His own Will) to YOU sharing His Word.  Rom. 10:14: "How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?"

This shows that a Pastor is using the same tools that everyone else is to effect their teachings. Technology, should be used when it can be.

I don't have any problem with preachers using iPads - for their Bibles or for their sermons.  A Bible on iPad - enables them to find a passage instantly... why not use technology if they want to?

 

Sue

I personally don't have a problem with a Pastor using an iPad as a Bible or notes.  I think it would depend on what his congregation is open to.  If it is truly offensive to older generations, then i would give it another thought.  Ministering is not about the person and their preferences, its about conveying the Gospel. So for myself, if something like this is a distraction/hindrance , then i wouldn't use it.  I love technology!

My pastor (and some of you know him!) uses an iPad for his preaching on Sundays, and I think it's pretty cool.  I mean, it's the same Bible he's always used, just electronic instead of paper and ink. *shrug* If the Word is being preached, I don't think it should matter if it's an iPad or not. I mean...given the sad fact that most "Bible Believing Christians" have never read through the ENTIRE BIBLE from Genesis 1:1 to the end of Revelation, why should it bother them if their pastor's using an electronic copy of it?

 

*shakes head*  The petty things the Body of Christ gets caught up in, instead of getting caught up in Christ, and in the Great Commission...

     I recently read a book on biblicism, the iPad controversy sounds like something a biblicist would make up.  The question would be, would the unique God-man Jesus Christ have a problem with an inanimate object called an iPad?  I think you would have to do some serious scripture twisting to find fault with using an iPad.

Amen!



Terri Peck said:

My pastor (and some of you know him!) uses an iPad for his preaching on Sundays, and I think it's pretty cool.  I mean, it's the same Bible he's always used, just electronic instead of paper and ink. *shrug* If the Word is being preached, I don't think it should matter if it's an iPad or not. I mean...given the sad fact that most "Bible Believing Christians" have never read through the ENTIRE BIBLE from Genesis 1:1 to the end of Revelation, why should it bother them if their pastor's using an electronic copy of it?

 

*shakes head*  The petty things the Body of Christ gets caught up in, instead of getting caught up in Christ, and in the Great Commission...

I don't like all the technology.  It is difficult to know what your kids are doing.  Additionally, we are tracked through much of the technology.  I think it will be used against us in the end.

 

As far as the Bible; as long as you compare and make sure it is not changed then I don't see a problem.  I have You version on my phone. The complaint I have is that there is no cross reference at the bottom of the page but I can go to a paper Bible for that. It is convenient to read part of the Bible when I have a few spare minutes through out the day but don't have a Bible with me. 

 

What I fear more is the changes in the Bible.  The TNIV (Today's New International Version) is "gender neutral." I find that more dangerous than reading from a computer/phone screen.  God is NOT gender neutral.  As we approach the end God and His word will be more and more distorted. I find that frightening for new Christians.

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