I know opinions are like rear-ends…everybody’s got one, so here’s mine!
Let me start by saying, I’m an imperfect follower of Jesus Christ. I believe Jesus died for ALL people, from the beginning of time till the end of time! He died and rose from the grave three days later, so that we can be forgiven of all of our sins and have a relationship with our Creator (which we didn’t earn or deserve)! So, our responsibility as forgiven Christ follower is to live our lives, the best we can, in a way that pleases our Creator and mirrors the life of Christ. Thankfully, our Creator left us the Bible and Holy Spirit to help accomplish this mission. God loves the people of THE WORLD very much!
CAN I GET AN AMEN?!?!
My concern is that we as Christians are so passionate about our convictions that we lose sight of the bigger picture. Our goal in life is not to convince people that they are wrong because of the way they live their life, our goal is for people to see Jesus in every part of our life. As a result, people will naturally want to know what is SO different about us.
One the other hand, there are some Christians don’t have any conviction and won’t stand for anything on the planet.
What’s crazy about living in 2012 is that everyone can get on facebook and communicate their opinions (kind of like I am). My only question is, when we use social media to communicate our passionate convictions, are we pointing people to Jesus, or are we trying to convince people to “be the kind of Christian I am”? I’m not saying that you can’t point people to Jesus by voicing your convictions on facebook, but what I do know is this.
People that aren’t followers of Christ can and will use the “current Christian conflict” on facebook as a classic reason to have nothing to do with Jesus! I understand that we need to stand firm on the things that the Bible say are sin, and I also know that we should spend our lives investing in the the things/people Jesus invested in.
All that said, Jesus was REAL clear about the best way to point people to Him when He said this in scripture “A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. BY THIS EVERYONE WILL KNOW THAT YOU ARE MY DISCIPLES, IF YOU LOVE ONE ANOTHER”. John 13:31-35
Hey, last time I checked, it’s a free country and I’m not the facebook police, so do whatever the heck you want…