Written on July 1, 2022 | by Jun P. Espina | 7 min read
A Christian Blog, the Most Ignored Space
Why spend time writing about Christ when a Christian blog is just a waste of time—a difficult thing to monetize? It is the most ignored space on the Internet (right?) since people love movies, gossip, videos, and TikTok more. Well, for me, it is like asking, why write about your arms or feet? What is most ignored in the cyber world—the Christian blog—turns out to give its writer satisfaction in the writing universe. Why? The reason is plain when by faith you hear Christ saying, “[F]or apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5) We are connected to Christ by faith. His Spirit lives in our souls, giving us hope for the future.
Writing a Christian blog for the salvation of the lost gives honor and glory to our Lord—and that’s what we should do! The Westminster “Shorter Catechism” states that “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever.” Writing a Christian blog can be a source of joy to you, too, like how I experienced doing it.
The Power of the Christian Blog
Write or be written, said Benjamin Franklin. What if our writing niche—a Christian blog—wheels on scriptural truths about our afterlife? Well, it is better to write the things of God, rather than waste our time worrying over people’s problems on Facebook. We need to write out our immortal hope in Christ, even if our friends find the subject offensive since it is biblical.
Indeed, it is joyful to write a Christian blog. Wrote the apostle John: “I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.” (3 John 1:4) A written word helps. What if it is about the Word of God, and man’s salvation from hell through faith in Christ Jesus?
I used to smoke while in High School (before my conversion). As a reader, I met just one sentence that says, “consider each cigarette stick a nail in your coffin.” This truth had bothered me for weeks until I decided to quit smoking. That’s why I’m always a believer that a written word is mightier than a Russian tank. My Christian blog may mean nothing to 99.99999% in cyberspace, but if it can help one lost soul get salvation, it’s enough for me.
It does not matter to God if people will not listen to Him, either. For Christ said: “Any place that does not receive you or listen to you, as you go out from there, shake the dust off the soles of your feet for a testimony against them.” God won’t welcome any doubter into His kingdom—and it is His departure point.
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Of a Christ-glorifying Christian Blog
Western thought has evolved from biblical Christianity to anti-Christianity, and you may admit it. Most leaders there, from academic to religious, are so enamored with science and sex as their new gods of choice. One TV anchor in the U.S. even described Christianity as a mental disorder. That is why, I believe, a Christian blog should always be biblical and Christ-glorifying in order to mitigate any Christian confusion. “For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (1 Cor. 1:18)
How to put together a Christ-glorifying blog? Aside from a little knowledge of website coding, we can create a Christ-centered Christian blog by keeping in mind Paul’s instructions in First Corinthians. He wrote, “Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Cor. 10:31) This Scripture conveys a lot.
A Blog that Glorifies Christ and His Death and Resurrection
After Christ divulged His betrayer, Judas left. Then Jesus said: “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him; if God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify Him immediately.” (John 13:31-32) Our Lord speaks about God’s glory, which is equal to His own glory. In short, a Christ-glorifying website should always aim at giving Christ the honor and glory due to Him. The author of the Book of the Hebrews even said this: “But to the Son [Jesus] He [the Father] says: ‘Your throne, O God [the Father calls Christ, God], is forever and ever; A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom.'” (Heb. 1:8, NKJV)
Sure, a Christian blog must always contain write-ups that magnify the words and works of Christ from an honest and scriptural standpoint. Its messages must revolve around Christ’s death on the cross and His ensuing resurrection for the salvation of hell-bound humanity.
The King of Hell is Raging Against a Christian Blog
The Christian “universe” is crowded with God’s wisdom from His Word, the Holy Bible. The genuine followers of Christ love the teachings of the Scriptures, and it’s not a problem at all if the non-Christians around are offended by Bible facts. We must write until the king of hell takes away our freedom to speak for Christ, our Lord. The apostle Peter said, we must use our freedom as slaves of God—for the glory of Christ Jesus!
The king of hell is raging against a Christian blog. I experienced debating with a gay over the Internet. He was Singaporean, and his messages to me circle back to “love your neighbor” like an endless sad song. I found his reworked “love” arguments assembled outside of the box of truth, so to speak. And it’s the problem. The truth is that the Christian God is against homosexuality, and the devil’s chant of “love, love, love” outside of the truth cannot stand. Wrote the apostle Paul, “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” (1 Cor. 13:6, NIV)
Write for Christ—It’s an Admirable Principle!
I think the “write or be written” rule is an admirable principle when brewed for the benefit of others—when the topic is about Christ, and our eternal life through faith in Him. Shall we write on those topics most people shrink from? Is it a good idea—is it an admirable proposition when you are unfriended on social media? For me, yes, since Bible topics are almost taboo in the West and Arab nations.
Today is our opportune time to share the Gospel of Christ before our complete persecution. Said our Lord: “Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.” (Matt. 24:9) The time will come when we say goodbye to our Christian blogs.
A few years after my conversion to the Christian faith in 1984, I wrote a newsletter, and the intelligent folks in our little town commented, “This guy is a bigot.” It is how most people react to things related to the God of Scriptures. Christ said that even those people close to you would hate you if you follow Him — “a man’s enemies will be the members of his household.” (Matt. 10:36)
A Christian Blog Should Inform and Persuade
A guy told me that in their church, you are free to choose what Bible teaching you want. I don’t like that idea. With it, the congregation can dictate the pastor not to preach sin, abortion, or homosexuality. I believe that Christian writing, like preaching, is not just designed to inform but to persuade. And to persuade the readers or congregants to believe and trust the teachings of the Scriptures requires conviction, prayer, and a closer walk with the Lord.
I attended a church where the pastor suddenly became goaty in his speech—reluctant, unsure, apologetic—when the topic traverses into the perimeter of sin. This is how liberalism and modernism destroyed the Christian witness and influence. We need to speak or write not just to inform, but to persuade.
C. H. Spurgeon wrote about a man who rejected Jesus for long years before he got converted. Then, he studied the Bible and realized he could have landed in the mouth of hell had he died before his conversion. So he approached his pastor, and said: “Why didn’t you shake my shoulders like mad when I first rejected my Savior?” It’s the point. We should aim to convince, not just to present a Bible truth.
The Challenges of Maintaining a Christian Blog
Like all other projects in cyberspace, maintaining a Christian blog is challenging. First, you rarely monetize it, and second, you are vastly lacking in readership. All these challenges, however, are paid back by the joy attached to whatever method (blogging included) of serving Jesus. Said our Lord:
I experienced serving Christ alone with no assistant and without pay, but our Lord loved me and gave me everything I asked Him. The time and effort I spent to update my Christian blog are nothing compared with how our Lord heard my prayers and granted my faithful wishes like good health and a peaceful family.
Joy in Heaven
Way back in the early 1990s, Dr. John R. Rice became my best mentor since I had some of his books in my first library before fire reduced it to ashes. I remember him saying that the population in heaven, all the angels included, will pause for joy when a sinner would repent and get salvation by faith in Christ’s blood. Of course, there’s no “pausing for joy” in the Scriptures, but from the lips of Christ Himself, the sinner’s repentance and salvation get a standing ovation from heaven. Observe our Lord’s word:
What if your poor Christian blog becomes an instrument of this celestial joy and celebration? Maintaining a Christian blog is hard but more fulfilling if it would redound to the honor and glorify of our Lord. Our final point is this: write your Christian blog, for you are serving Jesus, our Lord.