3 Things Christians Should Stop Doing On Social Media

There are a lot of things Christians should stop doing on social media. Here are some of them.

1. Publicly and 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 to 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. 

—Jarrid Wilson


What else should Christians stop doing on social media? Leave a comment below.

Published by Jarrid Wilson

Husband, Father, Pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship & Author of a few books.

230 comments on “3 Things Christians Should Stop Doing On Social Media”

    1. Right. A Christian’s opinion is not worth no more than the next guy’s opinion. However, God’s Word is quick and powerful and sharper than any two edged sword. Therefore I too find FB posts (or blogs on Jarrid Wilson’s page) problematic if they lack proper biblical backing. They lack authority without proper backing by God’s Word.

    1. That has nothing to do with anything .You taken out of context and not read all of scripture . We are not to hide in the church and just play church we are to confront the world with the truth .The world going to hell and most christian do nothing but play games of church . We are to call sin , sin outside the church .How shall they know they are lost unless they are told …

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