Between The Holy Spirit & Google: Why Christians Have Replaced The Holy Spirit With The Internet

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November 21, 2016 – Between The Holy Spirit & Google: Why Many Christians Have Replaced The Holy Spirit With The Internet

An opinion article By Motunrayo Famuyiwa Alaka

In this days when everything has gone ‘E’, Google appears to be getting more attention than it deserves. When you have a question; all you need do is Google it! From soft furnishing, to house prospecting, to job searching, to relationship building, to office etiquette – answers abound!

Are you thinking about finding a mate, improving your relationship, getting married, getting pregnant, raising children, choosing the right school for your child or helping your ward out of a bad habit? It is Google to the rescue!

Increasingly, Christians are searching the Internet for answers on having a buoyant prayer life, the fruit of the spirit, living a godly life and such like. Teachers of God’s word can even get a whole sermon booklet filled from Google searches. God forbid that we soon wake up in the morning and Google ‘what is God saying today?’

I discern that Christians (myself inclusive) are beginning to substitute the place of the Holy Spirit with the Internet. We are constantly falling into the trap of being ‘Google-led’.

So what? Is there something wrong with enriching one’s knowledge on issues through Google? Hardly so! What is dangerous though is depending on Google and other Internet sources on direction in the place of walking with God through the Holy Spirit.

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Those who are led by the Spirit (not Google) are the sons of God. (Romans 8:14) Google and other search engines may have collections of facts but only the Bible offers the truth. Jesus Christ through the scriptures has directed that we depend on the Holy Spirit for teachings on Him – the way, the truth, the life . (John 16:13)

The Holy Spirit has the answer s on everything. Do you have a burden over career and work fulfilment? Ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten you on the way to go. Are you dealing with a habit that is making a mess of your life? Pray that the Spirit of God will teach you on the grace to say ‘NO’ and the strength to keep the flesh under.

Quit asking for answers on a child acting waywardly in all the wrong places; the Holy Spirit has answers according to the will of God to help turn a stony heart into flesh. Is your marriage threatening to fall apart and your spouse unreachable? Be encouraged. When Jesus promised to send a helper that will teach you all things, He had that too in mind.

The next time you have a question in your heart, take some time out to ask the Holy Spirit to lead you to the truth according to God’s will. You may still wish to check the Internet for facts on issues from time to time but the focus must be on your relationship with God the Holy Spirit.

If you turn to the Holy Spirit as quickly as you do Google and even more, you will get answers with the peace that comes from knowing you are in the will of God. That is definitely beyond the collection of possible answers the Internet may offer.

13 thoughts on “Between The Holy Spirit & Google: Why Christians Have Replaced The Holy Spirit With The Internet

  1. What a timely God sent message, my sister! This has been the major reason for lack of Christlikeness in the Church today, and the for mistakes and regrets in every area of many christians’ lives today, since most of the steps we take are no led by the God’s Spirit.
    I Pray God Himself To Put In Us The Heart To Seek His Leadings Instead

  2. Sister, nothing is wrong with the internet if you use it wisely and morally. You can get to know more about God by it and it is better than going to those noisy and lousy churches where fickle minds converge and unwittingly worship humans. Samaritan Woman asked Jesus, sir, I thought only in Jerusalem that God listen to prayers? Jesus said, God is everywhere and can hear you from any points pertaining you’re ready to follow him.

    • You can get to know more about God through the internet? So what’s the bible for? And you want to follow Him through the internet?

  3. Thats y its very easy to be a pastor nowadays just “Google ” u Will have ur sermon they have forgotten the holy spirit

  4. Be it as it may, there are things you must never approach the Holy Spirit about, therefore, you should google such. E g assignments, definitions, specifications of products etc…

    #I take a stroll#

  5. You’ve spoken well and right Ma. I pray we don’t only read but keep to it too, for his grace is enough for us and only those that fear and reverence the Lord shall inherit His kingdom. SHALOM

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