Someone said it’s not Christlike to block people on Facebook. What they are saying is that if Christ had Facebook He wouldn’t block people.
I’m not convinced, here are 5 Reasons I am convinced it would be godly at times to block people:
1. Bad Company corrupts good character (1 Cor. 15.33). The Bible teaches that we become like who we hang around with. I don’t want to be around negative, sweary, rude, immature people unless I am ministering to them and helping them. That holds on social media too.
2. Avoid foolish controversies (Titus 3.9). Paul is quite clear there, and sometimes some people just want to argue – all over your timeline. Sometimes, the only way to obey Titus 3.9 online can be the block button.
3. Flee from sexual immorality (1 Cor. 6.9). Some people are using social media as a pick up joint. You shouldn’t be involved in that, and sometimes we need to run like Jospeh and cut someone o it of our life. 80% of divorces in London have the Word “Facebook” in the filing, do not be part of this statistic.
2. Abstain from the appearance of evil (1 Thess. 5.22). Sometimes people are posting things that are evil, and it ends up on your timeline . You shouldn’t be involved in that or let people think you condone it.
1. Romans 16.17
I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned (Romans 16.17, TLB)
That’s part of Scripture. I avoid religiously the people who cause division and obstacles in my way. I just don’t go near them and don’t engage with them, because I believe the Bible. That’s online and offline.
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