I Am Not A Fan

34520da78a1d608f2b066a9198250a66b177d9e5.jpg-590x1000-1

Western Kentucky University Football Stadium. Picture can be found here.

Let me set the record straight from the start.  I am a huge Hilltoppers fan.  When I attended Western Kentucky University, I quickly developed a love for football.  The atmosphere and excitement of the fans coming together for a common purpose is exciting, and hearing the roar of the crowd when a play is made is indescribable.  Seeing people come together and not trying to tear each other down is refreshing.  Imagine if the Facebook world was like the football stadium that you see above.  From the onset, we would have to have a much larger stadium since Facebook currently has over 1 billion users.

Imagine, like the WKU Hilltopper fans, if all of the Facebook users came together for one common purpose and that purpose was to share the gospel?  There would be no fighting or disagreements, but rather we would take the time to get to know people and demonstrate through social media that we care about them.  However, what I frequently see and what I am not a fan of is how members of the Lord’s church conduct themselves on social media. Instead of getting to know people and demonstrating a spirit of love and care, I see a spirit of hate and arrogance.  This spirit does not line up with what Paul says in Ephesians 4:29 where he says, “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” (NKJV).  While it is our duty to stand up for the faith, we must do it in a spirit of love.  Join me in speaking wholesome words on all social media outlets, and encourage those who are of the world to become a fan of New Testament Christians.

Advertisements

About Tyler Binkley

Accredited Meteorologist, Alumnus of Western Kentucky University, and Preaching Student at the Nashville School of Preaching and Biblical Studies in Nashville, TN. Grew up in Ashland City, TN. God and weather are my passions. Writer for the blog Purely The Truth. Growing up, I attended Bearwallow Road church of Christ and I currently attend there while I am in school. Feel free to send me an email anytime. God Bless.
This entry was posted in Personal Stories. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to I Am Not A Fan

  1. doris says:

    You should add best song leader to your list, Tyler!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s