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Social Media Etiquette For Christians

Social Media Etiquette For Christians

Social Media Etiquette For Christians

1 Timothy paints a wonderful picture of leadership as it pertains to the life of a Christian. If any of us aspire to lead others, (which we all should) we must take the contents of 1 Timothy to heart and  evaluating our lives from the inside out.  I think we should do the same for our social media posts.

What does your social media say about you?

1) Are your posts above reproach? (1 Timothy 3:2)

2) Are your posts non-violent and not arrogantly confrontational? (1 Timothy 3:3)

3) Are your posts  managed well, and full of respect? (1 Timothy 3:4)

4) Are your posts put above time with God, or your family? (1 Timothy 3:5)

5) Are your posts non arrogant? (1 Timothy 3:6)

6) Are your posts respected, and do they portray a good name? (1 Timothy 3:7)

7) Are your posts sincere? (1 Timothy 3:8)

8) Are your posts reflecting your faith in Gods truth? (1 Timothy 3:9) 

Evaluate Yourself

Ask yourself these questions and evaluate your social posts. Why? Because out of the abundance of the heart a man posts. (Luke 6:45)

—Jarrid Wilson

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  • Catherine September 11, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    I like this. I usually don’t post much in general, but when I do – I will definitely remember these questions. I’ve always felt like it’s critical to view your words in as many different points of view as your can to ensure you’re helping and not hurting.

  • Jill Barlow September 10, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    I love this! Thank you!

  • Joel Sanabria September 6, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Love it! This is a great view point to look at how and what we write in our posts whether on Facebook, Twitter or blogging. We are not out to hunt people or groups down and force opinions on them, bash people or portray an unchristian attitude online. What Jarrid wrote above should be practiced daily by everyone, after all who’s image are you portraying? People may not see our actions, but sometimes words can speak loudly and at time can be taken incorrectly.

    We can post many great things about family, ourselves, life, God etc… and we can disagree respectfully, but all must be done in order and for the glory of God since we represent Him and live for Him in all matters of our lives.

    This is one article I will definitely share!

  • Danny McKInney September 6, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    The Spirit of Christ intervenes How much time we have for him ? He embraces our eyes to see his righteousness, so we can be more and more like him.

  • stevevhan September 4, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Hi, i’m just wondering, what if through social media sharing (as church leaders), sometimes people judge us about being too loud about our opinion (yet of course we are mindful that we are leaders and that we should set an example).

    2. Maybe we can no longer express what we truly feel cause we are afraid that people might judge us.

    3. Lastly, about being cool, about hanging out with friends who drink (ofcourse you won’t cause you are a Christian) and they post it on social media, i feel judged about it sometimes cause they think that i join the act as well, should we post it or not?
    My take is: After all you want to hang out with these people that as Christians, we should accept diversity and show compassion without judgement and not being selective with people we deal/talk with.

    • Mia September 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM

      It doesn’t matter if the word will judge us for posting things about Christ! We should live our faith!

    • tajmahal86 September 8, 2015 at 10:12 AM

      i think that the blog is awesome in questions to evaluate all that. You can look at it through the lense of becoming all things to all people so that you are taking things into account that might be offensive. Also 1 Corinthinas 8 and taking into account the brother of weaker faith. Even within social media for our own fellowship or believers.

      I work in marketing and I can tell you that even outside to Christianity, companies devote deep contemplation to how strong they want the message to be. Most companies start light and broad to bring people towards them and anything that mgiht possibly be taken the wrong way is handeled once some trust or respect has been established.

      Just my thoughts!

    • Jarrid Wilson Author September 10, 2015 at 8:37 AM

      Amen @Mia. And thanks Tajmahal!

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