“Do you have Facebook?” a co-worker asked me one day, years ago. I hadn’t heard of Facebook, but was familiar with social media having had a Myspace account. Soon after, Facebook took the world by storm and life as we knew it would never be the same. At first, Facebook became the main hub to share stories and pictures of your family and reconnect with old friends while making new ones. In a sense, it brought out the best in people.
And then it brought out the worst.
Instead of opening my account with excitement, filled with anticipation about what is new with my friends and family, now it is a hub for everyone to share harsh comments, spewing condemnation and hate. Other social media platforms have similar effects.
Unfortunately, Christians are just as guilty of spreading hate. The result is a discredit to our witness of the good news of the gospel of Christ. Is there anything we can do to stop this? I think so. Here are 10 important things Christians ought to be doing when they log-on to their social media accounts:
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