The captivity of the mind.
Warning! It is a trap. You have read the confessions of some of Social Media’s founders. Manipulation. Applied psychology. If there is a profit they are sure to find it. Better yet is the power that they have over you. “Not so,” you say? Look at how power and greed have captured minds and divided this nation.
Social Media has provided platforms for Christians to boldly go where angels feared to tread as they publically debate and slander each other. Theological arrogance has no room for humility as it berates the spiritual understanding of another. It reminds me of the self righteous spirits that burned heretics at the stake. Social Media would fracture what should be a clear witness to the world.
“I pray not on behalf of these only, but also for those who believe in Me through their message, that they all may be one. Just as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You, so also may they be one in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.” (John 17:20-21)
Jesus was praying to His Father for those who would believe His disciples message. That’s us. That has to be a powerful prayer. Don’t you think? The Son of God was asking His Father for something. His reason? “So that the world may know that You sent Me.”
Yes, a trap was set, but we who believe, and are one with Jesus and the Father shall not stumble. Until we who share the common faith are censored, remember our Lord’s prayer as you witness to the world.
“The glory that You have given to Me I have given to them, that they be one just as We are one – I in them and You in Me – that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me and loved them as You love Me.” (John 17:22-23)
Perhaps someday a curious mind will visit His Family Table and hear the message and discover Who this Grandpa believed in. I pray that your words are blessings to the ears that hear them.