“You’ve got to be kidding!”. “I can’t believe you said that”. “O no, not you too”. “Please tell me it isn’t true”. I must have read that wrong”. “Why?”. These are some of my first thoughts after reading some of the things on Facebook.Like a lot of things, TV, the computer, the internet, Facebook, etc. can be used for good or bad. Sadly, most people use it for the latter.
It is amazing what you can learn about people, without even trying, by simply reading what they say on Facebook. The disappointment of it has caused me to block some of those who requested to be added as “friends”. For the life of me, I cannot imagine why anyone would want others, especially their pastor, to know what they divulge on Facebook. It’s almost as though they want to be brought before the church in consideration of church discipline. It would be funny were it not so serious. Some are hanging themselves and don’t even seem to know it.
I have been shocked to learn what some folks are doing–“shocked” and very disappointed, even heart-broken. I can’t believe what some of you are doing, the places you go, what TV shows you watch, what views you hold, etc. It seems to me that this is information that you would want to hide, rather than make known. This has caused me to lose all respect for some people. I love them regardless of their behavior, but my confidence in them and my respect for them is gone. I never dreamed they would do what they’re doing. I had no idea–until they told me and everyone else on their Facebook account. I have to wonder if some parents know what their children are doing on Facebook. If they don’t they should. And if they do, in some cases I have less respect for the parents than I do for the children. Why would you allow your children to engage in filthy conversation? You’re the adult and it’s time you took charge of the situation.
Just this morning I noticed this post on Facebook—“Your words have power, use them wisely”. That’s good advice. I wish everyone would think about that before they posted things on the internet. Please consider the harm you are causing by posting information that destroys your testimony as a Christian. Doing wrong is bad enough – telling everybody about it is even worse! Some things, many things, are better kept to yourself – “A fool uttereth all his mind—.” (Prov.29:11).
I just finished reading an article entitled “Facebook – divorce stats.” It is shocking. A survey by the “American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers” showed that 81% of “the nations top divorce attorneys “reported an increase in social networking websites being used as evidence in divorce cases. Facebook is the leader —“. Whether for good or bad, Facebook is a powerful tool. Not everyone has the maturity to use it wisely or safely.
I’m not saying that Facebook will destroy your marriage, although it might, but it can definitely do a lot of damage in other ways. Please give serious consideration to what you post on Facebook, it could lead to some sad consequences. What you say becomes public knowledge and it can literally ruin your testimony as a Christian. Think about it!