3 Things Christians Should Stop Doing On Social Media

3 Things Christians Should Stop Doing On Social Media

3 Things Christians Should Stop Doing On Social Media

1. Publicly & Judgmentally calling people out on their sins or mistakes.

It’s not your place to call other people out on their sins or mistakes, especially in public. Don’t single them out for pure enjoyment. Christians already have a bad reputation in the land of judgment, and the last thing we need is someone rebuking people via Twitter or Facebook. If you’re doing this, please find the “deactivate” button and click it repeatedly.

If you really think it’s that important, call them on the phone, or at least send them a private message. Do us all a favor and stop your social judgment. There is no need to publicly shame someone for something you’re probably doing yourself.

2. Trying to explain theological doctrine in 140 characters or less.

Theology is a subject that was never meant to be paraphrased, half-hearted, or partially explained. Take the time to write a blog post or even make a podcast. Don’t try and manipulate Biblical doctrine to fit in the form of 140 characters or less. God’s word deserves to be drawn out, elaborated, and explained in a plethora of words. Nuggets of partial truth will never be more fulfilling than a plate filled with the whole meal.

3. Getting into arguments on Facebook or Twitter.

Nobody wants to see your drama show up on their news feeds. I mean, I’m sure they’re just waiting to sit back and watch your social boxing match. Maturity plays a big role in using social media. So if you claim to be a Christian, then please keep your drama, arguments, and bickering to yourself. The last thing someone wants to see a Christian do is argue behind the safety of a computer screen. It’s not worth your time, nor does anyone else want to see it. 

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  • Ginny April 13, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    I think Christians should PLEASE stop posting things that imply that you are a bad person, bad Christain, hate God, hate Christ, or don’t care about your fellow man if you don’t repost. All the creators of those posts are doing is manipulating you to do what they want by making you feel guilty, and using you to pass judgment on others. God’s love is not about shaming you or making you feel guilty. And, shaming people doesn’t inspire them to love others as God loves us.

  • IngridNieto.Com April 13, 2015 at 9:02 PM

    Posting revealing photos that may cause other brothers/sisters in the faith to stumble or sin in their heads.

  • Melody Kubiak April 13, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    THE most important factor we need to take into account in any of our dealings with anyone, Christian or not, on the internet or in person, is how does what we say or do reflect on JESUS? Would Jesus be busy telling people they are going to hell if they condone abortion or would He be trying to help them to understand how precious life is? Would He be protesting at people’s funerals or would He be comforting the family? That is the thing that bothers me the most about people who claim to be Christians who act in this way. Think of how that comes across to non-Christians. It doesn’t inspire anyone to follow the meek and lowly Jesus, but rather it pushes people away from Him. Most of the comments I’ve seen telling someone they disagree with are not done in love. It comes across to me as anger and criticism, with sentiments like “it will be hot where you’re going.” Paraphrasing Jesus: ‘he who is without sin should cast the first stone.’ Not one of us is without sin. We’d do well to read John chapter 8, as well to take this verse to heart: “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:” Ephesians 4:15 KJV Do we want to draw people to Christ or push them away from Him? They will know we are Christians by our love, not if we have judgmental attitudes.

  • Abe April 13, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    “If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.”
    Matt. 18:15

  • Tina November 3, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    I have been thinking of visiting your church…found this thread very interesting.

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