To my Christian friends on Facebook…please realize that everything you do is meant to be a light for Jesus.
Please realize that you have friends on Facebook who are not Christians (or at least you’d better).
Please realize that there are many many many non-Christians out there who are hostile to Christ because they associate being a follower of Jesus with a certain political ideology or ideologies.
Please realize how tragic it is that we have added such non-biblical nonsense to Jesus.
Please realize how tragic it is that we, of all people, look to politics like they will save us.
Please realize that when you flaunt your political views you are pushing those who disagree with your views further away from Christ.
Please realize that when you rip on the views you oppose, you are insulting, demeaning, and again, pushing those who own those views further away from Christ.
You might be able to separate Jesus from politics. Non-Christians don’t.
Because Christians have sadly become an interest group that politicians lobby for votes.
Because politicians have sadly grabbed some legit biblical issues, clumped a bunch of non-biblical stuff to them, and used these things they don’t actually care about to manipulate our votes in their favor.
It’s not wrong to be interested in politics and to talk about them, even on Facebook. But do so in love and humility. Politics are not an excuse to openly insult people.
It is not wrong to talk about politics. It is wrong to act like they will save us, and to assume that God is of one political party or another.
Every political party and every politician is broken, sinful, and fallen, just like every pastor and every church. We are humans. Let’s not blow ourselves out of proportion.
Let’s instead point people to Jesus.
The only human who is 100% God in the flesh.
The only human who can actually save.
To my Christian friends on Facebook: if you posted about how amazing Jesus is as much as you talked about your political views (and ripped on others’ views), there would be many more Christians in this world.
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