Rubbish Christians Post on Facebook

UntitledI came across this the other day. I honestly can’t remember who posted it, (if it was you, I’m sorry) and I have no doubt the person meant well, but I really believe this stuff has got to stop.

It seems that Christians get far too caught up in liking and re-posting things that sound good, with little thought to whether or not they are true. Under the illusion that we are making a stand for what we believe in, we find ourselves merely propagating the idea that our faith is a house of straw that will be blown down with the first winds of reason.

As Christians, we are in possession of the greatest, deepest and purest redemptive truth the world has ever seen, and yet somehow we manage to reduce it to this sickening fluff.

How is it that the epic triumph of Jesus over evil can become glorified chain mail with a caricature devil and a spiritualised guilt trip?

Before you let yourself be guilted into ‘passing it on,’ ask yourself this: Does it do our saviour justice, and is it scriptural truth?

Because I can guarantee you this, the true army of God has the Word of God as its sword, and not some feel-good anecdote.

4 comments on “Rubbish Christians Post on Facebook

  1. I utterly agree. I find posts like that one incredibly frustrating and refuse to ‘share’ them on a point of principle even if I agree with the message they contain. If the issue highlighted is something I strongly agree with, it deserves my taking the time to give my own considered opinion on the matter, not just clicking ‘repost’ on something someone else has written. If it really means that much to me I should be doing something to tackle it in the ‘real’ world as well.

    I strongly dislike the implication that somehow my salvation or love for God depends on my willingness to share an image on Facebook; I don’t see that anywhere in the Bible and it isn’t the kind of theology I wish to be spreading. I don’t find it acceptable to use emotional blackmail to pressure someone into sharing their faith and if that is my primary motive for sharing then the action has very little value.

    If as a Christian I’m inundated with so many ‘most people won’t share this’ messages that I’ve stopped paying attention, is the same tactic really going to get the attention of my non-Christian friends? How does it show that what I believe is any different to any other message that circulates on social media that’s viral today and forgotten tomorrow? Surely my own words, actions and relationships with non-believers are far more likely to have an impact than what I post on Facebook.

  2. vonhonnauldt says:

    Christians often forget that the devil can quote Scripture. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if he knows it better than a lot of people who post of fb.

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