I love the fact that the Internet has made it so much quicker and easier for information and ideas to spread. It’s something we take for granted all the time.
For example, just fifty years ago Christians would’ve had to use one of those big concordance books if they wanted to know how many times the word “love” appeared in the Bible.
How cumbersome. A task that would’ve taken them three hours or more, I can now do in just thirty seconds with the help of the web.
The Spread of Information
Last week I wrote a little bit about how the Internet’s role for the existing Church is analogous to the role the printing press played in the reformation. Today I wanted to share a few free resources that you can utilize to help you in your journey with Christ and to grow in your knowledge and love of Him. Just as the reformers took advantage of automated printing and duplication to spread their ideas, we can now access the majority of church history and literature online free of charge. Here are two doorways to that wealth of wisdom:
Monergism is a great site that hosts a wealth of free resources to educate, correct and defend the historic Biblical faith. Because a good amount of Christian literature is now public domain, they can offer a lot of great ebooks free of charge.
The Christian Classics Ethereal Library (or simply CCEL) is another great example of the wealth of resources the Internet has made available to us. This site is similar to Monergism in some ways, but also hosts a lot of literature on the web itself that you do not need to download. I found this very helpful to utilize on shared computers or company computers that prohibited downloading files. This site also offers PDF copies of most classic literature.