For a long time (the print age), this was the favourite Bible passage among Christians:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John, 3:16.
In the online age, the new favourite is:
“For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah, 29:11.
Rev Dr Phillips, who’s book titled Bible, Digital Culture and Social Media is published later this year, said: “We find that millennials tend to share therapeutic messages - it’s far more about their own identity and how faith can help them in their future.
How strange, the me-me-me self-obsessed millennials pick a verse that offers them something free for having to do nothing.
What's interesting is how references to the Lord and praying are omitted. What's interesting is how as passages get "revamped" they're also being shortened to accommodate the brief attention spans, and also rewritten to make them sound more like Hallmark feel-good affirmations, than it is to reflect the Word of God.
"I envy people that know love. They have someone who takes them as they are." --The Devilin Fey
"As Above, So Below. As Within, So Without. As the Universe, So the Soul"
"A dog is the only being in the world that will love you more than it loves itself." -- Josh Billings