One of the advantages of social media is that it provides a platform of enticing exposure that give people the boldness to be private in public. Some people speak on there either out of ignorance or they honestly have been bewitched into believing that people don't pay attention when they say the things that they say. As a believing Christian, I am convinced that the carnality of the Christian community is at a level of great devastation from pulpit to pew. It's quite apparent, based upon the compromise of the contemporary church that it appears to be more of a copier of the world’s behavior without any spiritual or biblical scrutiny. The Christian compromise that I see on social media is a crippling and cancerous convey of the church whose goal is to be more culturally relevant with the world while modifying the mandate of The Word of God to be, in the world, not of the world.
Whereas I am both a resister and a rebuker of overzealous religions and traditions that exalts an ignorance concerning the biblical pattern of the Church function; I however, hold to the truth that godliness and becoming like Christ is not a tradition to be traded or replaced, but are characteristics to be embraced. I am here to encourage us as believers to be blameless before the world and to advocate that we do not wash our dirty laundry and our unresolved human rascalities before or on these various social sites. Whenever we become so proud and prideful regarding our flaws and fallacies as growing believers, we weaken our effectiveness in promoting change and growth within the world. People we can't just say anything or post anything on these sites that could cause one to question the validity of our supposed Christian transition. Seeing that we are not perfect as Christian people, we should at least be private regarding our personal struggles.
It's apparent that many of you may feel that you're just being you, and that just may be the truth and the trap. As Christians we're not supposed to be promoting who we are but who Christ is. Egocentric living is a conflict of interest if you are claiming Christ as Lord and Savior. There is a mandate of self-denial that it takes to be a true disciple of Christ and a seeker of The Truth. Learn to bridle your tongue and stop saying whatever you want to say, doing whatever you want to do on your social media sites and then turnaround and post scriptures. I am the first to admit that none of us are perfect, but we are (or should be) being perfected through God's process. However, that is no excuse for some of the trashy post and at times trashy exposed pictures that to some may be, cute, sexy and exciting, but should be shared in private and in proper context, not on social media. Come on Christian people, let's grow up before we blow up in a very bad way.
I want to suggest that we as a Christian people and as Christian Churches, embrace a plan that will shift us into shape, causing us to be a reflection of Christ, not some religious denomination. The world is in darkness and in need of light, let us use these social media platforms as tools that will leverage Christ before the world, not your flawed and failed tendencies that expose your heart and contradict your claim to be In-Christ. Be a promoter of good not garbage and gossip that transport negativity through the air waves. This is just the beginning of a series of thoughts and inspirations that I'll be sharing that I believe if followed, will shift us and shape us so that we can be good vessels, fit for the Master’s use. This is truth as I see it, do with it what you wish, I just want us to not be on there perpetrating as Christians and using our voices as a penetration of evil instead of voices that promote good will and godly ways. Stay Focused and Stay Faithful to The Fight until You Finish It!!
Yours In Transition!!
Carlos L. Malone Sr.
Carlos L. Malone, Sr. is Founder/CEO of Rhema Apostolic International Network (R.A.I.N.), an apostolic training network. He is the author and publisher of several books and his recent book, ME, Your Life Transformation and Empowerment Guide, which is the first published and printed book under his own publishing company FireHeart Publishing.