That’s right. It could indicate that you are not a Christian. It could mean that you love yourself and your sexual perversions more than the Lord of glory. I hate to be so blunt. And I also hate the fact that I have to write about this concerning issue again. This was another one of those “Timeline updates that end up becoming a blog post” type things. But after what I’ve seen this past week, I felt compelled to write once more. I feel compelled to give a loving warning. Social media perversity is quickly becoming the “pet sin” among some who claim to love the Lord. My hope is that the Spirit of God gets a hold of you and brings you to repentance over your sin.
Social Media Sexual Perversion
So what’s the issue here? Well, some of you on Facebook (friends, co- workers, extended family, etc) need to be terrified of the things you post, the comments you make, and the things you “like” “love” and “wow”. You are in spiritual danger. Since I cannot read hearts, that’s as much as I will say for now. But I will say without hesitation that you need to be terrified of God’s wrath. Regardless of how adamantly you profess to be a Christian, you need to be terrified. And I know some of you profess to “believe” in God, because I have heard it directly from your mouth. And in some cases, you state it on Facebook that you “believe” in God. It is a dangerous thing to claim to love Jesus Christ, and at the same time worship the god of “Social Media Sexual Perversion.” That’s what I am going to call it, because that is exactly what it is. And some professing believers are pursuing it.
Do You Really Love Jesus?
How can you say you love Jesus when you post sexual memes? How can you say you love Jesus when you make sexual comments on another person’s post (whether you are married or single)? How can you “like”, “love”, or “wow” a picture of a woman who is posing half naked? Or how can you comment “looking good” on a pic where she is giving everyone the pouty lips and the seductive eyes? And men, you know exactly what I mean when I say the “seductive” eyes. You may not be able to completely explain it to someone, but you know it when you see it. And trust me, the Lord knows it too. He knows exactly what entices you about these pictures, and how you plan to gratify yourself………even when no one else can see it.
Don’t Always Depend on Others
But even if other people do see your comments, memes, likes and loves, etc., they can never see your lustful heart when you don’t comment. And they won’t always call you out on your sin anyway, even if they catch you! (This is troublesome as well, but that’s another topic for another day). And quite simply, people can’t read how your heart is functioning in any given moment. They don’t see the depth and depravity of your motivation. And so, sometimes they are hesitant to bring it up to you. And unfortunately, that puts you in an even more spiritually dangerous place. You like the fact that no one is bothering you, but the reality is that they are hurting you by not letting you know. So just because no one is saying anything to you, it does not mean you are spiritually ok.
No “Little” Sins
The solution is simple folks. Fear God, not man. The Lord knows all of the compromises you are making with your mind, heart, and actions. And when you give yourself over to these sinful moments, you are proving that the Lordship of Christ means nothing to you. You are spurning the blood of the covenant (Hebrews 10:29). You are trading Christ for the god of your own momentary sexual gratification. You may think it is just a little thing that you are doing. You know, a small sin issue. A sin that most guys participate in from time to time on social media. But there is no such thing as a “little” sin issue. These “little” sins caused the Father to pour His unabated fury and wrath upon His Only Begotten Son.
Look What You’re Giving Up
Why do I say all of this? Because the Bible is crystal clear about sexual sin. The sexually immoral will not inherit the Kingdom of God (Revelation 21:8). Do I need to say anymore than that? Don’t be so foolish as to think God will somehow give a “free pass” to Facebook sins. Believers pursue Jesus. They pursue Him on and off of social media. Not perfectly of course, but they do pursue Him. They desire to know Him more and more every day. They know that there are infinite pleasures waiting for us in the world to come, to be enjoyed forever with God (Psalm 16:11). But you would rather take longing, lustful glances at some girl when scrolling through your Newsfeed? Instead of pleasures forevermore with the One who created and upholds all things?! You have a worship problem, my friend. How are you possibly loving Jesus and at the same time worshiping your hormonal desires on Facebook? Sorry, but you cannot pursue both. Repent.
Believers Confess and Repent
When believers sin, they are grieved over that sin. They confess and seek to turn away from it. Have you ever said you believe in God on a specific Facebook post (or in your profile summary), and then sometime later tell some girl 3 states away that she looks “hot”? Is that evidence of someone who repents? Is that someone who departs from iniquity? It sure doesn’t sound like it. And the Bible is quite clear, those who love the Lord hate their sin and seek to turn from it.
But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” (2 Timothy 2:19)
For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Romans 8:13)
Your flesh and the enemy are both toying with your affections. You keep telling yourself it’s not pornography. You say that she is not naked, but clothed. Are you going to use that excuse on Judgment Day? Are you going to tell Jesus about how other men were looking at fully nude women, but you were only checking out profile pics on Facebook? Men, sexual sin is sexual sin. And if you don’t put it to death, it gets worse. Your perversity will seek more intense ways to get what it wants. That is how sin works if you don’t fight it. Today it may be Facebook. Tomorrow it may be all out hardcore pornography. Sin grows. It never stays static.
The Lord Sees It All
But the enemy of your soul gives you even more dangerous fuel. He uses other motivations to get you to pursue sexual sin. Like this one………..you figure you can easily get away with it. All of your comments are on a Facebook group that no one from your church will ever see, since it is a “closed group.” True, maybe no one from your church or family will see it. But Christ does. Do you fear Him? His eyes are in every place. He sees where your eyes go in the workplace, at Walmart, the grocery store, and your Newsfeed. Even your “closed” Facebook groups. And He is altogether holy. That should scare you.
Never forget this:
And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. (Hebrews 4:13)
The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good. (Proverbs 15:3)
You Won’t Blend In
But you have seen other “Christian” men commenting on her looks, and you figured……….”Well, since they’re all complimenting her, I guess no one will really notice if I do. I mean, how much worse am I than they? What’s the big deal?” Men, listen up. This isn’t like going past a speed trap on the highway going 75 miles per hour, while among 5 other cars that are also breaking the speed limit. You may just blend in. You may get away with it. The officer may not be able to prove it was you that should get the ticket. But your Facebook comments don’t just blend in to God. He sees every one of them, and He knows the depths of your perversion behind it. Nothing gets past His perfect radar. There is no margin of error with God. His judgments are perfect.
Just a Compliment, Right?
But of course, you believe on some level that God sees you. You want to maintain some degree of what you call “respectability” in your sin. So you don’t like to go too overboard with your debauchery. It eases your conscience a little, doesn’t it? You certainly aren’t going to mention anything overtly sexual, right? So you settle for the ever popular “hottie” or “looking good” type comment. Friends, let me tell you, the sinless Son of God willingly shed His blood on the cross for sinners, and absorbed the full wrath of Almighty God in their place. You claim to love Him. And you’re going to write “hottie” to some girl on Facebook?? Is that how you treat the blood of the eternal covenant? You don’t think He knows your motivations? Men, it’s time to start fearing Jesus!
If you won’t accept what I’ve just lovingly warned you about, then read the words of Jesus below. Simply saying that you love Him is not sufficient to save you from destruction.
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.” (Matthew 7:21-23)
Another clear warning…….
“Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who have sex with men, nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
Do not be deceived! If you are making sexual comments, innuendos, posting vulgar memes, commenting on other threads that involve sexual jokes, etc. or anything similar………and you feel no conviction of wrongdoing about it, then you likely do NOT know God. If you can sin against Christ in such a way, and sleep comfortably, you are headed for destruction. I urge you……Turn to Jesus now, before it is too late. Have your sins forgiven through the blood of the Son of God. Then live each day like a Christian ought to live, departing from the iniquity that nailed Jesus to the cross.
Bring forth fruit in keeping with repentance. (Matthew 3:8)
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