Since most GMTers joined Facebook, there has been a steady decline in GMT posts. It has become easier to communicate with a larger number of contacts and acquaintances and who wants to duplicate their posts?

Do not get me wrong, I like Facebook especially as we have family overseas and FB seems to keep us connected.

Yet , there is a very sad part to FB. You read “christian” posts and comments, and I mean Christians that you taught in Sunday School, Christians that are “faithful” in attending church meetings, that do not have the Lord on their minds. Not to forget mentioning the poses in photos that are taken…

Do right till the stars fall
Do right till the last call
Do right though no one else will stand by you
Do right when you are alone
Do right though its never known
Do right since you love the Lord
Do right

–Ron Hamilton

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About Lina Wardan

Lina grew up in Lebanon but studied at Bible college in Sydney. Lina, and her husband Tony, then served as missionaries in Lebanon for seven years before moving back to Sydney, Australia. Lina oversees the Sunday School ministries at Fellowship Baptist Church. Lina has four children.


  1. Jason Harris 9 July, 2009 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Pointed post Mrs. Wardan. It is disheartening to see some of the stuff that comes along the fb feed.

  2. RoSeZ 9 July, 2009 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    Maybe the young people just need a better example of what they should be posting on fb…?

  3. Jason Harris 9 July, 2009 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    What do you mean RoZeS?

  4. RoSeZ 9 July, 2009 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    More thinking out loud, Jason Harris…
    FB is like being at the mall on a Thursday night in a small town. The majority of people there are trying to be the in thing – to be the coolest, the one with the most comments, the most friends, ect. The more shocking or worldly a status is, it seems the more comments it’s likely to get and the more popular the person appears. The same goes for photos, video clips, links and even notes in the FB world.
    So my suggestion was, if more people who do have a desire to please God sought to try and make their own FB spaces more God-glorifying as an example, then others (who may want to, but are scared of being ‘the only one’) may begin to follow in those footsteps. FB is the new generation’s playground and I’m sure there are some amazing opportunities there where an impact could be made for Christ it if we took the time and energy to be an example…
    That’s all. Just thinking out loud…

  5. Jason Harris 9 July, 2009 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Good thought. And sorry about the typo on your name.

  6. RoSeZ 9 July, 2009 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    That’s ok. I’ll forgive you. I might even like it better your way anyway…lol

  7. Steven 9 July, 2009 at 9:50 pm - Reply


    I’d say that part of the problem is that people who are more likely to post things like what you are suggesting often aren’t on FB, GMT, MySpace or whatever other social networking site you happen to be part of. In a similar way you’ll probably find that the same people won’t be hanging around town on Thursday nights. Since they aren’t looking to be the ‘coolest kid in town’ they won’t tend to hang around those places. Also, FB and other social networking sites tend not to have a good reputation in some churches although that could be changing…

    Maybe it’s something that should change and maybe it shouldn’t. Is it even a good idea to be on FB? It isn’t exactly the most secure or safe place to store a lot of information about yourself. Also, anyone read the ts & cs on FB? Your giving up the IP to anything you post on there…


  8. Jason Harris 9 July, 2009 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    The great thing about fb is that you can decide who sees what. You have almost complete control of your profile. That was a key factor in my decision to join a while back.

  9. RoSeZ 9 July, 2009 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    True enough that a lot of these people aren’t on FB, but for those of us who are there – shouldn’t we be trying to make a difference? Sure it would be great to hear from a lot of the Godly mentors who stay away from cyberspace, but just because they aren’t here doesn’t mean those who are here are incapable of bringing glory to God through it…
    My point about FB and being the ‘coolest kid in town’ was a generalization. There are a lot of other legitimate reasons for having an account there that have nothing to do with any of that. In and of themselves, social networks like FB, Myspace and even GMT may or may not be a good thing, but perhaps these are new doors opening for us to reach our generation. And, as Mrs. Wardan mentioned: it’s a good way to keep in touch with family – especially overseas.

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