Well, we all have a lot of extra time on our hands these days, at least I expect most of us do. The natural thing is to spend more time on social media, advancing your cause, getting your message out there, and “encouraging” the masses.
I’m that guy too, so as not to be overly offensive. I’ve had my time as a keyboard warrior, where I joyfully went to battle every day to rid the world of Arminians, Easy Believism “Christians, and the like…
I have decided that I’m over it, but really what I want to encourage you today, is to live like we’ve been called to live. If you profess Christ, then live the life you were called to live.
Standing for truth is important, Jesus stood for truth, Paul stood for truth, Luther stood for truth, but most of us aren’t Luther’s. The point I desire to make, is that there is a balance to these things. Is it unimportant to be right? No, not necessarily, but I don’t want to compromise to the shame of Christ. He didn’t call me out of darkness to the glorious light of his gospel that I get to be a Raging Bull.
I’m going to begin practicing “Social Media Distancing” not because I don’t care about people, or what people have to say, it’s just that I’ve been shown that I’m really not that big of a deal. My thoughts are not that relevant. Perhaps you are different, and that’s fine, you do you…
I’ve decide I need to chill out, take care of my family, honor my employer, try to do a good job in my education, do a much better job loving my wife, the list is endless, and social media needs to be at the end of it. Thus ends my rant, carry on, and don’t forget to pray for those government officials that have some tough decisions to make.
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. – 1 Timothy 2:1-4
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And in doing so, you are representing Jesus Christ properly. When we follow the laws, respect the authority that GOD put into place, then we honor Him and bring Him glory. It’s not up to us to win over the world. Our only responsibility is to follow Christ’s example.
Amen brother. I agree.
Too many so called Christians think they are being obedient to God by being disobedient to man’s laws. Yes, if it comes down to man’s law contradicting God’s law (i.e. proclaiming the Gospel), but going to church, putting people (especially the elderly) at risk, not wearing masks and such just makes the world angry and for all the wrong reasons.
Stay home, do church online and err on the side of caution.
This is the position we have come down on.
My wife is constantly fighting against others online regarding our position through this. One person rebuked her for fear-mongering when all she was doing was warning others to wear masks. We saw a video on how far a sneeze of cough travels and how germs linger in the air and circulate. Wearing a mask will obviously help to protect against that. Yet…people still fight against wearing masks. Ugh!
Well brother, what it seems like to me is that many have been incredibly judgmental toward others. It’s on both sides, and some professing Christian’s have been the worst.
We need to start at home, do what we think is best. I’m content not having to change the other guys mind. Hence, the purpose of the post.
I many things we have been, but in this case, it’s just good human love toward others to help them understand the implications surrounding this virus. If I save someone’s life by convincing them to wear a mask, then so be it.
I suppose if you feel convicted to not say anything, then that’s your prerogative, but I feel that if I know better, then I need to say something.
I’ve got no issues with that brother. It is a matter of conscience in my mind.
Great post! Thanks, Kevin!
Thank you Lucinda. Blessings to you and the family.