While most of us are on social media to interact and develop productive friendship relationship, we nevertheless need to be highly mindful that not everyone on these platforms are there for the right reason, and this includes those we may assume to be Spirit filled Christians.
It is becoming clearer that what we say or project on social media are instantly becoming the very extension of our physical, personal world to the degree that someone can gain instant opportunity or breakthrough. While others on the other hand can Incur the wrath of friends or be displaced at the work place because of a wrong attitude expressed on these media networks. Hence, we see these two parallel sides on social networks that we must be cognizant of.
My worry however is the increasing reality of the idea of those who employ the social media to project their false belief in regards to how they manipulate and interpret the word of God to frame their own narration of reality. Please friends, carefully read and understand the intent of what I am saying before I am misinterpreted.
I am not proposing that people should not comment or like our post. It’s been proven that for the fact that someone clicked the like button on your page or post does not necessarily mean they are in complete agreement with you. My point is, clicking the like button has become a measuring yardstick of who we think like us or dislike us.
This is such a shallow concept of relationship in terms of matured, biblical standard, and I suggest we should move away from this carnal notion.
Before you post your words, comment or click the like button, it’s important to capture the state of your thought and attitude, particularly with regards to what you’ve just read. Many of the posts and comments we read almost instantly on Facebook are reactionary by nature. While you have those who are given a true, inspiring, motivational, encouraging and challenging message to the body of Christ on the cyber space.
You also bear on the other side, those who will be either responding intelligently to what have been written, or those who will be negatively reacting through their unhealed and unbalanced emotions.
My focus, however, on this note, is to highlight this set of group who seek to use the social media to reinforce a seemingly biblical believe to enforce a rebellious (attitude) stronghold they know exist within them. Because of their knowledge of the word of God, coupled with some biblical traditions they’ve mastered down the years of their Christianity, it’s easy for them to use scripture to say what they want to say without necessarily having the spiritual and emotional discipline to deal with matters objectively.
It is really difficult to falter these individuals if one lacks a deep sense of discernment and the operation of the Spirit of wisdom within. You have innocent, spirituality unskilled Christians in the name of unity or relationship, following these individuals or group exclusively to be used for endorsing their false, unbiblical, disobedient narrative of what they term as the gospel of the kingdom. In most cases, they use their knowledge of scripture, giftedness and a sense of maturity to lure others who may be exposed to the scripture, but have very limited knowledge on the laws of sound, balanced biblical interpretation.
Let’s not seek to endorse or reinforce people’s inherent strongholds by merely clicking the like button on social media, especially when such opinions are back up by using the word of God outside. Anyone can use the word of God to say or mean whatever they want it to say for them. Often times, scriptures are used for interpreting our own bias, narrow view of what we think, see or believe regarding a person or situation.
I have often picked out how excellent scriptures are taken out of context to buttress the idea of a particular perspective we want to project. This is a clear reflection of witchcraft practice in its highest level. If we permit others to manipulate us to approve or justify their wrong belief system just because they’ve perfected the act of using scripture to validate their opinion, we shall be greatly judged for our blindness and lack of discernment. This is a word for all believers and followers of the lamb.