If a picture’s worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million so while using social media for ministry has its perks, it also has its pits! The fact is God’s people are far less forgiving than He is. That said, I must caution you before you post just any old thing out there in cyber space.
Christians should not be so “normal” within society that there’s no evidence of a difference. Your best bet is to be proactive with your actions and words online. For that matter, you might want to get a grip on your self control in person as well. I mean it only takes a few seconds for someone to press record and even less time to post your antics for all the world to see!
I grew up in church, but I saw so much hypocrisy in the pews then that I seriously almost threw up the deuces after high school! And that was in person-sometimes one on one! Now, there is an entirely different set of pews we must consider: PEOPLE EVERYWHERE AT THE SAME TIME! (And yes, I realize that “simultaneously” would have fit that acronym better, but you do you and I will do me) …Moving On
I know what you’re thinking:
“I can just hide it from my time line.”
“I can just delete my comment!”
“I have privacy controls in place!”
Yes, I get it.
These are plausible options, but that stuff is not erased no matter what the “privacy” policies claim. Basically, just because you remove a post later doesn’t negate the fact that you—YES, YOU alone have put yourself out there for the world to see! Even if it is only there a moment, that moment can never be retracted.
If you profess to be a Christian, my prayer is that you consider the platform of social media as a means to glorify God and not to “hypocrify” your witness! Yes, I made that word up! Basically, if you don’t want people to know about it tomorrow, don’t post it today! Once you post, it’s permanent.
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