Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A Look at the Modern Christian Devoted to What’sApp and Facebook


This is the tragedy of a modern Christian who has erected idols of social media in his/her life.

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The Holy Scripture: “Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. With this in mind, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints” (Eph. 6:18).

The Modern Christian: “Engage with What’sApp and Facebook at all times. With this in mind, keep alert with all perseverance, seeing and responding to the messages that are coming from all the saints.”

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The Psalmist: "In the morning my prayer comes before you (God)” (Ps. 88:13).

The Modern Christian: “In the morning my eyes fall on you (Facebook and What’sApp).”

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The Psalmist:"I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways” (Ps. 119:15).

The Modern Christian: “I will meditate on What’sApp and Facebook and fix my eyes on its posts.”

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King David: "I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night.” (Ps. 63:6)

The Modern Christian, “I remember What’sApp and Facebook on my bed, checking its messages, watching its posts, and meditating on them in the watches of the night.”

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The Early Saints: "And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42).

The Modern Saints: “And they devoted themselves to What’sApp messages, to Facebook posts, to the breaking news and the broadcasts.”

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The Holy Scripture: "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God” (Col. 3:16).

The Modern Christian: “Let the messages from What’sApp and Facebook dwell in your richly, pinging and chatting with one another, reading posts, listening to music, watching videos, forwarding messages, (with forgetfulness in your hearts to God).”

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The Holy Scripture: "And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Heb. 10:24-25)

The Modern Saint: “And let us consider how to stir up one another to browse new things and online works, not neglecting to chat together in groups, as is the habit of some, but messaging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."

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The Holy Scripture: "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matt. 6:33)

The Modern Christian: “But seek first the kingdom of What’sApp and Facebook, (and all the distractions of the world will be added to you).”

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The Psalmist: "My eyes long for your promise; I ask, “When will you comfort me?” (Ps. 119:82)

The Modern Christian: “My eyes long for messages from What’sApp and Facebook; I ask, “When will new posts come and comfort me?” 

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The Holy Scripture: "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thess. 5:16-18)

The Modern Saint: “Stay online always, see messages on What’sApp and Facebook without ceasing, give prompt response to the messages in all circumstances; (for this is the will of the devil apart from Christ Jesus for you)."

"Little children, keep yourselves from idols."
(1 John 5:21)

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1 comment:

  1. Amazing writing..I am embarrassed to see myself described..

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