Facebook and I have a strange love/hate relationship. I love the ability that it gives me to stay in contact with the people that I care about and, hey let’s face it, the viral videos and funny pictures can provide us with hours of meaningless entertainment. But there’s one thing about Facebook that I just can’t stand, and that is Facebook’s ability to entice me into long, drawn-out theological discussions with a person who really doesn’t want to hear what I have to say …. or what the bible has to say, for that matter.
Because of my past involvements and because of the controversial nature of my posts, I frequently “engage” individuals who are deceived by the mantras and the false teachings of our day. Christians are quick to pull little pieces of scripture out of their pockets, take them out of context and use them as a “bone of contention” without fully understanding the substance and history behind what is being said.
Due to the nature of Facebook, it makes it really difficult to teach. Usually, people would rather rant and argue their point rather than discuss an issue civilly. I’ve been guilty of this myself! Maybe it’s just me, but there is a real “pressure” to answer quickly, and as a result, people only get a partial answer …. usually with a heavy dose of “attitude”.
The same can be said for face-to-face discussions and confrontations. We live in a fast-paced society where we have very little time, or desire, to put forth the effort to evaluate, understand and digest the “framework” of scripture. We would rather stand on what we think we know and continue on in our confused, defeated and lawless lifestyle.
This will destroy us.
I’m going to put together a web resource, tentatively titled “Scriptural Answers for Prophetic (and Emergent Church) Propaganda”. It will be a web page (or pages?) that will address the most popular heresies, excuses and misinterpretations of scripture taught by the present day church. This resource will also give a scriptural rebuttal so that seekers of Truth can have an answer for those who are currently deceived.
But here’s where I need your help.
I need YOU to email me the arguments, heresies and mantras that you hear the most frequently. After I read your responses, I’ll be able to get an idea of the topics that need addressed, and the urgency in which they need addressed. As God gives me the revelation, I promise that I’ll get it to you!
Email me your input here: firstname.lastname@example.org
This should be fun!
For the Love of the Search,