Apostle Johnson Suleman has now addressed the issue of reading the Bible from a mobile device or other gadgets in church.
While speaking to his congregation on Sunday, 27th of Sunday, he said ”don’t bring your iPhone, iPad or any device to church and read from it, as it is not a sign of reverence to God”.
According to SDK, the Apostle reportedly emphasized that it could be used outside the church but not within the church.
Speaking from the book of John 5:31 and Joshua 1:8, He also declared that God knew that there would be technological advancement before these scriptures were written
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success”,
Luke 4:17 speaking of Jesus that he opened the book and verse 20 “he closed the book”, Hebrew 10:7.
Apostle Johnson Suleman emphasized that Reverence is expressed through attitude, saying even in banks you switch off your phones, when you go to government houses, presidential villa ,you switch off your phone as a sign of reverence and honour.
He said, “it is not a sin to however read the bible from your phone or other devices but an error and disregard”. He also explained the difference between sin and errors, saying that some persons might not be sinful but living a life of error. This he explained using the Bible references from Mathew 22:29, 1 John 4:6, Ecclesiastes 5:6, 10:5 and 2 Peter 2:18.
He admonishes Christians to bring the book (their Bibles) and not their phones or other electronic devices to church as this is a sign of respect, regard and reverence to God.