The other day I saw a post in a fine “Christian” Facebook site that proudly pronounced that those who believed in the bible a certain way were demonic and full of Satan.
I really didn’t see that as having any basis in fact because if that is the case, there are a lot of demonic, full of Satan out there loving others and doing God’s work.
But, they were adamant and as I read the comments telling them how wrong they were, the began to write that if people prayed hard enough when reading the bible, the rest of the story would be revealed to them and they were instantly stop being demonic and full of Satan.
OK, first of all, I am hesitant to even say that people that truly claim to be demonic and full of Satan actually are because unlike God’s mercy, there just isn’t enough Satan to go around.
Satan is probably relieved that man can screw life up without any help from him whatsoever.
Satan’s greatest tool is a man that is full of himself, which sadly is what I think these dudes that are calling others demonic and full of Satan seem to be.
Anyhoo, there went on to be a great spiritual argument and I quit reading after adding a laughing emoji here and there and I went on my way. I won’t be visiting that site again any time soon.
Now, if you are a little confused about your theology, don’t feel like you are demonic and full of Satan. In fact, a man that doesn’t feel a little confused about his theology probably needs to study it a little harder.
It isn’t that God is all that confusing. It is because you can’t explain infinity in a book with a beginning and an end.
All the answers aren’t there.
All the ones we really need are.
Titus 3:9 Do not get involved in foolish discussions about spiritual pedigrees or in quarrels and fights about obedience to Jewish laws. These things are useless and a waste of time. 10 If people are causing divisions among you, give a first and second warning. After that, have nothing more to do with them. 11 For people like that have turned away from the truth, and their own sins condemn them.
Here’s a little rule of thumb for you. If someone is trying to shrink the love of God into just covering a splinter of the church that, of course, includes themselves, they have turned from the truth.
Speak your piece and be done with it. Don’t go all over Facebook proclaiming them demonic and full of Satan.
It is easy to fall into that trap where someone says something so outlandish and divisive that we get divisive right back.
I’m a pro at this stuff. I could hear something that made my anger engage all the way to the tips of my toes as my “Stupid” meter starts sounding off like my morning alarm clock and my mouth engaged and said the absolute most ridiculous thing I could imagine that was diametrically opposed to the offending opinion.
In fact, I have even done this when the offending opinion was completely true.
I’ve learned that I don’t seem smarter than the other guy when I steamroll him in a debate. My intelligence seems to shine through a lot more when I simply ask for facts and move along.
Social media can be frustrating and it drives people to completely withdraw from it because if we listen to all the idle chatter, our brains can’t possibly process the good stuff and just toss out the garbage.
Garbage tends to get its smell and nasty slime all over everything. It is tough to eat out of the trash can and expect a gourmet meal.
It looks like it is just another rambling Monday for me today. I took a gander at that verse today and it reminded me of that silly post someone made trying to troll for Jesus.
If you feel like giving a little troll for the Savior this morning, think about replacing your contempt for someone’s ideals with Christ’s love.
There is no shortage of arrogant blow-hards on the World Wide Web. Love is always in short supply.
Basic economics tells us that if what we deliver has an overabundance of availability, the return on our investment is negligible. But if we deliver what people really need, when so few are willing to give it, we are sitting right where the big bucks are going to be going.
Now, I’m not talking about monetary stuff here. I’m talking about what you have in your heart at the end of the day when your head hits the pillow.
I can say from experience that if I give what I truly want to receive, snooze o’clock rolls around and I’m dozing off with a smile on my face.
So, be a good person, love others, give what you want to get and stop telling people they are demonic and full of Satan.