Scriptural Truth –Type “Amen” and Share
The latest, greatest, newest gizmos, gadgets and social media are continuously being placed before us in this ever changing modern age of technology. One prime example of a tremendous resource is Facebook. It’s with the click of a mouse you can catch up on everyone’s life in just a few minutes and stay connected. As I scroll down through the posts I find myself questioning some of the posts and wonder why these posts were placed there. One such post would fall into the category of “If you love Jesus” type Amen and share. I understand the reasoning behind these posts but if I don’t comment and share does that mean I don’t love Jesus or that I am ashamed of him? I certainly don’t believe this to be the case. What I do believe according to scripture is no saying or picture will ever gain the response nor replace what Christ stated in John 12:32 “If I be lifted up will draw all men unto me.” Despite what one may place on social media there is nothing which can be more alluring than the message of the cross. The drawing power of an old rugged cross with a despised man hanging on it will never be out done by some simplistic words or picture on social media. There is no greater expression of love and mercy which could ever be displayed than a thorn crowned brow bearing the shame and mockery the world had to offer. My friends I understand your concern of sharing Christ and wanting to let the social media world know who you follow but in reality a post on Facebook or some other media source doesn’t say near as much as the life you live. The apostle Paul declared in 1 Corinthians 2:2 that he determined to “know nothing but Christ and him crucified,” and did so by his life and example. Let’s forget about the media posts and trying to find out who is supposedly ashamed of Christ because they won’t repost a picture or words and focus on going into the world with lives which are not conformed to the world but transformed into Christ Romans 12 :1-2. Until next week this is the ScripturalTruth, Tommy O’Kelley Minister Subligna Rd. Church of Christ (706) 638-1129 or (423) 413 – 5319, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook.