We've come a long way since 1962 when the first "Crossroads" TV program hit black and white TV on the only station in town. Today, with hundreds of channels, satellite, digital and HD television, not to mention the internet, technology continues to march forward at a dizzying pace. Consider the worldwide web: In the year 2000, 40% of Canadian households were internet users. Today, that number is over 90%...a dramatic increase! Globally, the rapidly growing number of internet users is at 2.5 billion (over 35% of the world's population) ...that's up from 5% in 2000 and 0.4% in 1995. While there have been many positive results of the web for communication, research and education, there is no doubt that the enemy of our souls has harnessed its power for his evil purposes. Just consider the estimated five million pornographic websites readily available to adults and children alike. This kind of assault on hearts and minds emphasizes the urgent need for us to be an even brighter light in the darkness!
The primary calling of God for Crossroads, since 1962, has been to effectively use the mass media in order to proclaim the unchanging Truth of God's Word to our ever-changing world. If the Apostle Paul were alive today, he would likely use all forms of mass media to communicate the Good News to this generation... "I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some." (1 Corinthians 9:22).
That's our heart as well! May the Lord help us to take back the territory the enemy has stolen and reach countless men, women, boys and girls with His message of love and eternal life!
Now, with our recent launch of Crossroads360.com, we have seized new opportunities to harness the latest mass media tools to remain on the cutting edge of evangelism in the 21st century. Hopefully you have had an opportunity to explore Crossroads360. It's an online, multi-channel, worldwide video network. There is something for everyone... for people of all ages and all stages along their spiritual journey.
Please spread the word to your family and friends about this tremendous new online video resource. By God's leading and your help, we at Crossroads continue to expand our reach in sharing the Gospel. Thank you for your ongoing encouragement and support as we're STANDING FOR TRUTH in a changing world!