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Facebook and Jesus... Two of a ?????

Written by: Bill Sparks Posted on: September 25, 2018 Blog: Thoughts along the way

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

THIS IS NOT TRUE

IT'S A HOAX...

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Representatives from Facebook, the social media giant known for making overnight changes in policy have announced their newest policy update, which is being viewed as one of the company’s most controversial changes to date.

According to Facebook representative Riker Jepson, the company’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has made the decision to ban all Christian themed content in attempt to celebrate religious diversity while at the same time reducing religious intolerance among the social network’s estimated 1.65 billion monthly active users.

According to Jepson, one of the most frequent complaints made by Facebook users each month is what many of the website’s members describe as religious intolerance or bullying by the social network’s Christian population. Many Facebook users have complained that the website has become “over-saturated” with Christian posts, groups, pages, meme’s, and even Christian themed hashtags.

According to Jepson, the company’s developers are currently working to create an algorithm that will alert staff of any content that appears to be related to Christianity. All flagged content will be reviewed by a dedicated team and will be immediately removed if found to be in violation of community standards. According to Jepson, repeated offenders will have their credentials suspended and will no longer have access to their Facebook accounts. Though Jepson estimates their developers will have mastered the necessary algorithm within the next few weeks, the company is giving users until November 15, 2016, to ensure compliance with the newest policy update.

Though Facebook will be void of all Christian related content, not all religious themed content will be banned. Several religions will still have free-reign on the social network including but not limited to, Buddhism, Deity, Druid, Eckankar, Ethical Culture, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Mormonism, Muslim, Native American Spirituality, New Age, Pagan, Rastafarian, Santeria, Scientologist, Secular, Sikh, Spiritualist, Taoist, and Unitarian Universalist.

From a 2016 Facebook post...

See here for the article

Another example is the picture below here from 2014

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NOW PLEASE, GIVE ME A FEW MINUTES OF YOUR TIME...

Ladies and gents in Facebook land, this propaganda and pictures like the one I've share are get rehashed and redistributed regularly.

I want you to think for a second.

Each time someone plays one of these type of pranks on people of faith, we unfortunately reinforce to them we don't understand the God we say we follow......

The sad part is that we fall for it like a bass in a big lake, hook line and sinker!

Don't tune me out please, give me at least one read...

If Jesus says pray for those who spitefully use you, how important is it for Facebook to be a "freedom of speech" ploy.

Instead of hammering and making inflamed statements, which shows how much hate and anger we have towards a world in need of Christ, we should be doing what we know we're filled with God's spirit to do...

Be salt and light in a world of darkness.

Please folks, don't tune me out, read the rest of this post, you may be mad for a minute but by God's grace you will hopefully see, I really care about the way believers represent Jesus.

This is the Jesus who was liked by the people who were not like him .

Think about this... the people who bothered to investigate or try to understand Jesus, and in two occasions showed more faith than the Jews who were Jesus called people, was the lowest forms of people in the eyes of those same Jews.

Sinners, tax collector, prostitutes, Samaritans, demonics, etc....

Then the people Jesus went to school with, learned the same Old Testament stories and laws with and if they took a quiz of their belief system would both pass with flying colors, were the ones always trying to trip him up, shut him up and eventually talked the Roman government into nailing him up.

It is no wonder our light is hidden.

We spend way too much time mad about Facebook and it's "no holds barred" nature!

Who cares about Facebook!

It's a private company, if they ever got the crazy idea to shut Christians out of their pages, it is their prerogative.

Do you realize there are thousands who have tried but who haven't been able to keep the GOSPEL out of the lives of men and women.

It continues to make an impact through the lives of those who have been transformed by it.

Even if Facebook did something like this, it isn't even little league compared to guys like Nero. Don't believe me, look him up.

Think for a second, for thousands of years the gospel has flourished most among those most persecuted!

Communism and many other forms of government have lost this war because it's not about a political ideology, it's about a man on a cross.

Jesus still loves people, he still changes lives, he is still awaiting his reunion with those who have allowed him to regenerate their hearts and lives.

Jesus doesn't care what Facebook does, he does care about....

...how you love your enemy

...how you live the gospel

...how you hold your tongue

...how you love the least

...how you stay together with faulty people who follow him in fellowship

...how you get together with other Jesus followers, whether it is in a church or a home.

He does care about people, even Mark Zuckerberg.

I wonder if he gets tired of people of faith allowing stupid posts, e-mail and railings to get them riled up like Satan at a revival.

He became tired with his disciples when they didn't see what was right in front of them.

If he does become wearied by Christians missing the mark, at least he has the answer to ongoing failure that can plague us...

Grace...

Ok, I took a deep breath, please go back to your regular life and thank you for your time!

Love, from an imperfect person who feels like he's ranting and hopes he is actually helping other feel instructed, corrected, encouraged and challenged...

Comments:

Vanessa said:

on October 25, 2020 at 1:16pm

Thank you for your help and your information I will take to heart what you have said here.

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