As Society evolves with the various technological advancement, we see that social media now becomes a priority. It is important for us to look at Christians and social media influence.
In this era of social media all these influences are at our finger tip while we are on the go.
Social Media has taken strong root in our generation and has it’s impact on the mass. This is why business marketers are turning to Social Media to advertise their products. It’s influence has the ability to increase sale.
The Impact Of Social Media On Our Choice
In Matthew 7: 13- 14 the Bible says “Enter ye in at the strait gate for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction and many there be which go in thereat” 14 Because strait is the gate and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life and few there be that find it” We see that social media can
Social Media can play the role of the broad way as well as the role of the narrow way. One might ask, how can this be? From the perspective of the Bible which tells us of the broad way and narrow way both speaks of a specific direction which are different from each other. The broad way leads to destruction and the narrow way leads to life. The choice that individuals are influenced to make indicates the way he or she takes. .
Christians Using Social Media To Make Influence
The negatives of Christians and social media influence can be mitigated by enhancing the positives. Social Media becomes the information of the world in our hands. It can be used to bring the message of Jesus Christ. We have to do as the Bible says 1 John 2: 15 “love not the world neither the things that are in the world” How do we as Christians deal with Social Media if there is a side to it that leads us to destruction and another side that leads us into life? The bible reminds us that we are in the world but we are not of the world. It is the choice that Christians would need to take in obedience to God’s word.
Social Media can be used to advertise many church events. A lot of ministries become known world wide because of social media. Many Christian bloggers use social media as a platform to express their love for Jesus Christ.
Christians Being A Positive Social Media Influence
As Children of God should not be influenced by all that Social Media offers. We must be selective with what we look at. We are told that the eyes are the windows to our soul therefore we can be influenced by what we take time to watch. Proverbs 4: 23 says “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” As vessels that are ready to be filled with whatever we allow, we must guard out hearts so we can be a vessel of honor unto God.
Our lives as Christians are like fountains whatever it contains that is what it will give out. James asked the question in James 3: 11 “Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? We know it is impossible for a fountain to do both at the same time.
We are encouraged in Philippians 4: 8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” Whatever becomes the norm in society can be an opportunity for enemy to use as a tool to increase deception. It can take away our quality time from family, church and the word of God.
We know that social media has become a blessing. We will not forget that there are negatives such as distraction but Christians must make impact. The Bible tells us in Romans 6: 16 “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death or of obedience unto righteousness”. We can use the power of choice to make Christians and social media influence become a positive tool. It cm help to individuals, the church and the wider world.
Let us use the benefits of Social Media to be a blessing and glorify God according to His will and not according to our own agenda. As Ecclesiastes 12: 13 tells us “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.” Let us all be influenced by the Holy Spirit and receive power to be positive influence even on social media.