The Ten Commandments for Christian FaceBook Users

 

Complied by Chris Baker, Pastor of Knotty Oak Baptist Church

 

FOUNDATIONAL PREMISES

1.  My personal web page is not to be for my glory but for Glory of God and the Edification of Others.

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God… not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.                              (I Corinthians 10:31, 33)

2.  As I represent myself to others, I want them to clearly see my testimony as a Christian.

 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.  (Matthew 5:16)

3.  I must be vigilant to never let my personal web page become a tool for Satan to use.

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:  (I Peter 5:8)

 

COMMANDMENTS

I.  I should not…use FaceBook to complain or argue.

 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.  Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. (James 5:8-9)

II.  I should not…use FaceBook to sow discord.

These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.  (Proverbs 6:16, 19)

III.  I should not…use FaceBook to glorify evil.

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.  For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.  (Ephesians 5:11-12)

IV.  I should not…use FaceBook to manipulate others.

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.  (II Corinthians 10:4)

V.  I should not…use FaceBook to pacify others.

For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.  (Galatians 1:10)

VI.  I should not…use FaceBook to say what I would not say otherwise.

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.  (Ephesians 4:29)

VII.  I should not…use FaceBook to hurt others.

That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.  (Philippians 2:15)

VIII.  I should not…use FaceBook to draw attention to myself.

He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.  (John 7:18)

IX.  I should not…use FaceBook in a careless way.

See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.  (Ephesians 5:15-16)

X.  I should not…use FaceBook to get revenge.

See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.   (I Thessalonians 5:15)

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