Pastor Addresses How the Church should Deal with WeChat Business

By Yetta Yao, April 01, 2017 06:04 AM

WeChat(36Kr)

A question has emerged asking if Christians should do business on WeChat.  Pastor Zhang Yuanlai said that WeChat businesses are a product of the Information Age, where new things are emerging in an endless stream. He points out that, as read in Romans 12:1-2, the church should be both cautious and active, neither simply rejecting nor embracing every new thing and deeming it as too advanced.

Zhang published two articles on his WeChat account "QT Spiritual Study" to state his opinion and suggestions regarding Christians doing WeChat business.

He divided these businesses into three types to separate the wheat from the chaff. 

The three types are the individual, pyramid, and cult, and each one can affect the self, family, friends, and even churches if not handled with care.

Christians should, therefore, practice the principle of "Glorifying God and benefit man" in making their decisions to improve themselves.

At the same time, the church should also respect the "three alls" principle regarding Christians' "do's and don'ts":

  • All things are lawful, but not always beneficial. 
  • All things are lawful, but don't always build up. 
  • All things are lawful, so don't be restrained. 

The church shepherds believers, receives their offerings, and should also provide guidance and training for their careers. If the church has an unclear attitude towards WeChat business and believers who run them, it will hurt the people.

Zhang gave several suggestions for believers doing business on WeChat. He said not to use the pastoral platform of the church for business, not to send advertisements to groups used for spreading the Gospel, not to engage in speculation for profit, and to operate legally with honesty.

Above all, Christians should operate with God and for God.

Translated by: Grace Hubl

Related Article

Must Read

comments powered by Disqus

More from CCD

Bible Verses to Keep your Mind Calm Down from Stress

Anxiety can kill us but the Lord has given us so much guidance through the Bible.

Believers Cut Wood and Burn Limestone to Build Famous Nu Church

Nu Christians in Yunnan built their church with their own hands.

Story of Church in Zhangjiajie’s Remote Mountainous Area, South-central China

Wangjiaping Church, the second oldest church in Zhangjiajie, has a history of about twenty years.

Pope Francis Encourages Parents to Baptize Their Babies ASAP

Should you baptize your child while their young or let them decide about it when they're adult already?

Chinese Authorities: "Bible Are Still Sold in Chinese Churches"

CCC&TSPM said that the Bible is still sold inside the church as normal.

Survey Shows Catholic Church Attendance in US Declines

Why are Catholics no longer going to church every Sunday in the US?

Pope Francis Denounces Violence in Syria and the Use of Chemical Weapons

The second Sunday mass at the Vatican is dedicated to those who are suffering and have perished in the ongoing violence in Syria.

St. Pope John Paul II Blood Relic Venerated in the Philippines

One of St. Pope John Paul II's relics is currently in the Philippines.

Lisu Church Holds Baptism in River

On April 1, 2018, Eduodi Yizu Church in Fugong County, Yunnan, held a baptism in the river.

Shanghai Church Holds Group Memorial Service on Tomb Sweeping Day

Hongkew Methodist Church in Shanghai held a group memorial service on April 5, 2018, the Chinese Qingming Festival or Tomb Sweeping Day.