I have recently noticed an uproar of facebook and Instagram post from persons ranting and mocking Jesus and the character of God. My island is predominantly a Christian nation and before there was a fear of God on the nation (believers and non believers alike). The younger generation has now adapted the new age and atheistic persuasion and are becoming much more bold and a bit disrespectful with the comments and arguments online.
I unfriended a few persons , but feel that is me running from the line of fire or just avoiding it because its not my problem.
There has been instances where I had to literally fast from social media because the urge to comment and defend the faith was becoming overwhelming. I did not want my responses to be out of emotion and knew these people had no intention of having a conversation , but were completely prepared to prolong a heated argument. The post I came across this morning is as follows.
I just posted the above conversation to show the conversation that a regularly held. My country is a small one and most persons connect through social media.
I am seeking advise if it is wise to try to justify or even enter these conversation online. The intent and message may be lost from behind a screen rather than having a face to face conversation and don’t want things to get lost in translation. Also will I be giving into the trap to start an argument with them.
The scriptures I went to in this regard are :
Proverbs : 26 verses 4 to 6 ( NLT)
Don’t answer the foolish arguments of fools, or you will become as foolish as they are.
Be sure to answer the foolish arguments of fools, or they will become wise in their own estimation. Trusting a fool to convey a message is like cutting off one’s feet or drinking poison!
2 Timothy 2 verses 23 to 24 ( NIV )
Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
Does anyone struggle with this or has overcame this situation that is able to shed some light on this matter. I want to be a responsible witness and know when and where to respond to certain things.
Thanks Much !