We’ve all been there. We’re on some form of social media and the topic of some form of sin comes up. Then enters “that response“, you know, the one that says, “Don’t judge! We are all sinners. You’re sinning by judging. God still loves us no matter what.” We’ve all seen it and those that know both the Word and the Character of God can’t help but drop their heads in disgust at the blatant lies and twisting of scripture. Your righteous indignation at the miss representation of God’s Word causes you to want to respond immediately with the truth. Yet the devil’s hope is to get you to respond in the flesh, that he may justify his lies by causing you to sin through dragging you into a fleshly public debate, argument, or all out fight. In short, he’s out to tarnish your testimony, knowing that we overcome him by the blood of the lamb, an the word of our testimony, and by loving Him and others more then our very lives (Revelations 12:11)
So how then should we respond? If we truly love others more then ourselves then our love will drive us to respond with a broken heart. After all, Jesus died for this person too, and they are obviously deceived, confused, and lost! But first before you respond, ask yourself, “am I responding because I love and fear for this persons deceived soul, or am I responding to prove them wrong.” Are you simply reacting to them, or actually trying to reach through to them? If your goal is the former then step away, but if it’s the latter then do what Jesus did.
Make no mistake about it, when this situation arises you are being baited and tempted of satan. He is tempting you to act outside of your godly influenced character and come to the flesh in order to tarnish your testimony. Satan did exactly the same thing to Christ in the wilderness, and Christ’s response shows us what ours should be as well. When Jesus was tempted of satan by his twisting of scripture, He did not argue with satan, He did not debate with satan, he did not even have a civil conversation with satan. All He did was speak the Word of God. No commentary, no ad-libbing, no conversing, just the Word of God. Take it or leave it Satan, you can’t refute it, you can only receive or reject it.
I find that this is the best approach concerning unbiblical and even blasphemous social media responses as well. We should be broken hearted for the confused soul posting it, we should pray for them and in the spirit rebuke the lies of the enemy from deceiving them, and cry out for God to cause them to see the truth and come to know the real Him. Then respond to the error with the truth of the scriptures. In other words, do as Christ did. Speak scripture and that’s it. No commentary, no arguing, no debating, nothing but scripture that they may see the truth and choose to either receive it or reject it. If they reject it, do as the word commands us to do and let it go, shake the dust off your feet and move on (Matthew 12:14).
Don’t be afraid to speak the truth in love, that persons eternal soul may depend on it. They may simply not know better, however know that some will refuse the truth and that’s their choice. It is up to every man to work out his own salvation in fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12)
So the next time someone says, “Don’t judge, who are you to judge! Christians aren’t suppose to judge! We are all sinners. God loves everyone. God won’t send us to hell.“…and so on. Don’t get frustrated, don’t argue, don’t debate, don’t even disagree… Simply quote scripture and let the truth set people free if they choose to receive it.
For example, reply with this:
“Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?” – 1 Corinthians 6:2-3
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove (expose and correct) them.” – Ephesians 5:11
“When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.” – Ezekiel 33:8
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate (homosexual), nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” – 1 Corinthians 6:9-10
“For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity. Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.” – Psalms 5:4-7
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?” – Romans 10:13-14
“But I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent (forsake and turn away from your sins), ye shall all likewise perish.” – Luke 13:5
“Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;” – Acts 3:19
“For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” – Hebrews 10:26-31
“Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations. And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am the Lord.” – Ezekiel 7:3-4
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” – Proverbs 9:10