Why Christians Should Stop Arguing On Social Media
Almost without fail, a Christian can’t scroll through the feeds of their social media without finding ‘hot topics.’
Blog posts, rants and articles are placed in front of you to try and sway your opinion on matters that shouldn’t be taken too lightly. There may be times when Christians feel the distraction in their hearts and the pervasive lure to choose sides and start arguing on whichever controversial social topic is trending at the time.
From leggings to secular fiction and just about everything in between, social media has conditioned Christians to form, share, declare and argue about everything. It is sad that some don’t even realize how much harm this does to one’s faith.
Paul explained it to Timothy very clearly: “Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness.” (2 Timothy 3:23-25)
Regardless of the intent, the one sharing the truth in love is somehow perceived as a persecutor. Do not shy away from sharing the important and relevant issues of our day, but share them with love. We need to ask the Lord to grant us much wisdom and discernment before we speak – and before we type, comment, or click to share.
Christians have been given a special task. We are to be a light in this lost and dying world. Let us cling to the words of Paul who said, “I focus on this one thing,” which was forgetting what was behind and straining ahead for the goal, which is Christ (Philippians 3:13).
Christ calls to live in the light of His presence where He “turns our eyes from worthless things and gives us light through His word” (Psalm 119:37).
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you” (Philippians 4:8).
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