I grew up in an IFB. I attend an IFB. Much is made of not being like the world, to "come out from among them and be separate". 1 John 2:15-16 is used like a mantra: "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." A favorite verse for personal holiness is 1 Thess. 5:22, "Abstain from all appearance of evil". These verses are used to condemn all sorts of activities--dancing, card playing, going to movies, the music you listen to (even CCM), gambling, the clothes you wear, the length of men's hair (I grew up in the 70's) and wearing beards, tattoos, attending sporting events, etc. etc. So I was kind of surprised when our pastor decided it was time for him to join Facebook and Twitter and start promoting the church through those avenues. When it comes to the hottest trend of the past 5 years for the world to be engaged in I can think of nothing more "worldly" than Facebook and Twitter. (No, I'm not on Facebook, but I'm on Twitter.) We've all heard the stories of marriages that were broken because of people connecting on Facebook. How gossiping is rampant on Facebook. Inappropriate pictures being posted. Also the sheer amount of time spent on it can become almost idolatrous. If this is how the world acts, how do the fundamentalists on BB justify joining Facebook and Twitter? Isn't participating in Facebook and Twitter being "worldly"?