The first smartphone was invented in 1992 by IBM and went public for purchase in 1994. While not closely resembling the phones that we carry today, this device paved the way for modern technology, by combining a touch screen, and the ability to send emails and faxes from a handheld device. Over the years, this technology has grown and evolved, becoming the modern iPhone that most people own.
It’s estimated that over 2.5 billion people in the world own a smartphone, as we are living in an age of unprecedented access to technology, and the way that it can shape our lives. We often hear of the dangers that are associated with the way that smart technology has infiltrated our world but at International Scripture Ministries, we believe that if everyone has access to a smartphone, then we can harness that power to fulfill the Great Commission.
We plan to create a digital repository that contains biblical content, in all formats and languages, for people to freely access anywhere, anytime. We will offer Bible apps to help users download and share the Bible and its teachings, in a variety of media formats (text, audio, video), with or without internet access.
We don’t plan to stop until the whole world has heard the good news of the gospel. Will you join us?