Not to be outdone by YouTube Christian Evangelicals have set up GodTube in order that Christians become better informed & share their beliefs & experiences to counter act the pernicious message of the "secular humanists "- The site's mission statement lays out the basic doctrinal beliefs of those who created the site: They believe in the virgin birth & Jesus' Resurrection as well as in the Trinity & in Biblical inerrantcy & of course evangelizing to the world as in The Great Commission -but one needs to note this is not a website for those outside the Christian Evangelical Fundamentalist brand of Christianity -as part of the logo is Broadcast Him with a cross for the " T " so it is not an attempt to reach out to people of other faiths except in the sense of trying to convert them to their brand of Christianity -
Here's a bit from an article in Newsweek about GodTube:Broadcast HIM:
BeliefWatch: GodTubeBy Lisa Miller Newsweek
March 26, 2007 issue - What would Jesus download? One of the hottest sites on the Internet is GodTube.com, the Christian answer to YouTube. It's a goofy, fascinating window into the world of Christian youth. There's a clip of Ray Comfort, the popular evangelical preacher, demonstrating the perfection of God's creation with an actual banana. It's hard—OK, impossible—not to see it as an (unintentional?) dirty joke. Another clip sends up the hip-hop anthem "Baby Got Back": This version is called "Baby Got Bible" and contains hilarious lyrics like "Bless me, bless me and teach me about John Wesley."
GodTube is the brainchild of Chris Wyatt, an excitable 38-year-old student at the Dallas Theological Seminary and former television producer and Internet entrepreneur. In 1999, he says, he "hit a bump in the road, and my mother told me I had to get to know the Lord." Within six weeks he had found Jesus, and in the years that followed, he tried his hand at various Christian enterprises, including a Christian version of Netflix. After moving to Dallas last year, he started working with a Christian marketing firm. Hoping to demonstrate to his clients, the mostly technophobic leaders of megachurches and ministries, all the cool stuff the Internet could do, he paid $400 for the GodTube name and built the site as a demo. A test version went up in January. The site gets between 50,000 and 60,000 unique users a day and it hasn't officially launched yet.
and from ABC NEWS:
ABC NEWS: Godcasting
By JAKE TAPPER and HILLARY LEFEBVRE April 9, 2007
The popular video-sharing Web site YouTube.com is known for allowing its users to post a wide range of content -- Marshall McLuhan meets Andy Warhol meets TV's Funniest Home Videos. The narcissism is its raison d'etre; the site's motto is, after all, "Broadcast Yourself."The website also includes clips of Christian News Daily from GodTube & Premiere TV
A new Christian Web site, however, has taken the idea behind YouTube and given it a religious makeover. GodTube.com allows members to upload Christian videos, blog with other users, and encourages them to "Broadcast HIM."
'The New Face of Christianity'
Chris Wyatt, the CEO and co-founder of GodTube, told ABC News that "the Web site hasn't even launched" -- it's set to be born on May 1 -- "and we're already the number one Christian Web site in the world."
Wyatt, in his second semester at Dallas Theological Seminary and a former CBS News producer, said, "What you're looking at here is the new face of Christianity. Millions of Christians out there -- tens of millions of them that age anywhere from 20 to 40 -- that are out there already on the Internet, and GodTube really supplies a unique place where they can get together, where they can exchange ideas and spread the Gospel worldwide. And nothing like that exists right now."
The company censors contributions all the time, Wyatt said. "As you can imagine, we get a lot of people uploading objectionable material. We do have to sort through that, unlike a lot of the other video-sharing sites. Day by day, we have a bank of theologians, certainly, that's headed up by a doctor friend of mine who's a theologian himself, and we look at every clip."
Here is an example of what you will find on GodTube:
Videos on GodTube to fill us all with the fear of GOD since only those who believe in the whole End Times Rapture Dispensation scenario are true believers & will be saved- all others including most Christains who do not believe in the Rapture besides all those of other faiths are damned to live through a period of Tribulation & then are destined to Hell except for the few who see the light as it were-
And here's a Christian Evangelical music video " Life is Good... Eternal life is better" by
Stellar Kart - so what's the message it all sounds innocent but it remind one of those young Muslims who also believe that Eternal Life after martyrdom is so much better -to do what play shuffle board in Heaven for all eternity (ala Kurt Vonnegut )to only listen to sweet syrupy easy listening music - played by a bunch of tin -eared white humorless Holy Rollers who have no sense of rhythm ...
from Battle Cry Ministries we get this bit of militant uncompromising Christian Evangelical call to arms - is it metaphor or is it talking about taking up arms against the non-believers as in Iraq Afghanistan Iran etc or in the local school or university which teaches in their view the heresy of Evolution etc.
" I come not to bring peace but a sword " Jesus
Battle Cry at GodTube
About the Video: "This video depicts the attitude that the body of Christ needs to embrace for these days that we are living. To be offensive in the advance of the Kingdom of God. A masterpiece put together by White Stone Motion Pictures."