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9 Common Social Media Tactics That Never Draw Anyone Closer To Jesus
For most, maybe all of these tactics, I can see the good motive behind it. But good intentions are not enough.

6. God’s Gonna Get Ya

If you believe, as I do, that hell is real, there should never be an ounce of anything but sorrow about it. Commenting on the death of a nonbeliever with a snarky quip about their eternal destination is unnecessary, unkind and unhelpful.

7. Just Sayin’

Any time you’re tempted to end your clever Christian quip with “just sayin’," you probably shouldn’t be just sayin’ it at all.

8. Commercial Appropriation

Every time I see a new product, app, or movie, I count down the seconds until a Christian group comes out with a pale imitation of it, substituting “God”, “Pure” or “Faith” for one of the key words.

Let’s do the hard, but necessary work of creating something original that others might want to copy.

Instead of piggybacking off the artwork of the latest comic book movie for our next sermon series (someone is doing Avengers: God’s Infinite War right now – I can feel it), let’s do the hard, but necessary work of creating something original that others might want to copy.

9. Your Sins Are Worse Than My Sins

Sin is real, it is devastatingly destructive, and it is no respecter of persons.

Before we keep making so much noise about the sins of Hollywood or Washington, how about we clean up our own act? That should keep us busy for a while.

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May 11, 2018 at 2:00 AM

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