Brothers and sisters, this ought not be.

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Brothers and sisters, this ought not be…

Christian on Facebook:
“The election’s over. Your candidate lost. Get over it!”

We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.
Romans 15:1-2

Christian on Facebook:
“How could a real Christian ever vote for him/her?”

Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.
Romans 14:13

Christian on Facebook:
“Protesters have been rioting for 5 straight days. If that was me I would have lost my job by now.”

Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Romans 12:16

Christian on Facebook:
“Grab ‘em by the wallet and boycott Trump supporters.” (Followed by a list of companies that presumably aided his election.)

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.
James 1:19-20

Christian on Facebook:
“Hey snowflake, why don’t you try growing up a little bit?”

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Ephesians 4:2

Christian on Facebook:
“My opinion on the rioting is…back up the paddy wagons and load the dumbasses up and put them in jail. Be done with this stupid crap.”

…set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12

Christian on Facebook:
“Typical elitist liberal…”

All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
1 Peter 5:5

Christian on Facebook:
“Well, I’ll be damned. So, that’s what stupid looks like.”

Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
Hebrews 13:1-2

Christian on Facebook:
“I lived through Obama. You’ll live through Trump.”

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Romans 12:10

Christian on Facebook:
“You’re anti-Trump? Good for you. I bet you’re either a liberal, illegal, or living off the government.”

Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it.
James 4:11

Christian on Facebook:
“Trump isn’t the problem. The way you’re raising your kids is the problem.”

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
Ephesians 4;29

I wonder why some of my friends have left social media, and some are contemplating leaving the church?

Brothers and sisters, this ought not be.

Lloyd

 

 

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