Mark Zuckerberg: “Facebook Is the New Church”
If you don't know who Mark Zuckerberg is, he's the guy responsible for the fact that you're reading this article right now on Facebook. He's the Facebook founder and it's CEO. And he just came out with
If you don’t know who Mark Zuckerberg is, he’s the guy responsible for the fact that you’re reading this article right now on Facebook.
He’s the Facebook founder and it’s CEO.
And he just came out with a near-blasphemous statement: he said Facebook will step in to become the new church because the church is dead.
That’s right, you read that correctly. Mark Zuckerberg can now take his place in the LONG list of people who thought they were bigger than Jesus and his Church. And they were all wrong.
Because I have news for you Mr. Zuck. The Church will be just fine. It is protected by the LORD Most High. YAHWEH. He neither slumbers nor sleeps and the Church is his. So is the Word.
So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been subjected to violence, and violent people have been raiding it.
“I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.
So no, Mark Zuckerberg, your Facebook will not replace the Church. The Church is just fine. The Church will be here LONG after you and your Facebook cease to be a memory on the face of this Earth.
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Here is more of the story, from the NY Post:
Mark Zuckerberg has claimed Facebook is “the new church” and the social network can take on the role that religion once did in giving people a sense of community.
The billionaire boss said groups on Facebook could give people a sense they are part of “something bigger than ourselves” akin to a religious congregation.
Facebook passed 2 billion users this week — meaning almost one in three of the global population are signed up.
And its founder said people could find “purpose and support” online that previous generations found by going to church.
Zuckerberg has recently been pushing the idea of communities as Facebook’s new mission and last week said it would be the company’s focus from now on.
In a speech in Chicago, he said only 100 million Facebook users are part of what he called a “meaningful community.”
This meant they were part of a group on Facebook that involved regular interactions with other people.
Zuckerberg said he wanted the 100 million figure to rise to 1 billion.
He said: “If we can do this, it will not only turn around the whole decline in community membership we’ve seen for decades, it will start to strengthen our social fabric and bring the world closer together.”
“As I’ve traveled around and learned about different places, one theme is clear: Every great community has great leaders. Think about it. A church doesn’t just come together. It has a pastor who cares for the well-being of their congregation, makes sure they have food and shelter.”
Not to us, O Lord, not to us,
But to Your name be the glory
Because of Your love and your faithfulness!