The divide between reality and social media continues to expand. Relevant content is continually blocked if it does not fit the platform's narrative. Todd asked how should Christians deal with this, and what steps should they take as we continue to watch world events unfold.
Big Tech censorship is real, and this year, it has escalated more than ever before. Even our site is being censored. This has led many to seek alternatives to the giants of social media, and who can blame them?
The fact that new conservative sites are launching is fantastic news. Some have been around for a number of years, but few people have found the will to leave their current social media homes.
Why do we not have the will?
Why do so many continue their allegiance to Facebook, Twitter, and Google for that matter?
Probably due to the fact the platforms are so large, and their family and friends are there. Look folks. We, as in you and I are being censored. What we enjoy, Christian and free thought is being banished.
So why are we putting up with it?
We are not footstools for the Godless, one day we will inherit all things, (Revelation 21:7). So why take the abuse and whine about being silenced while continuing to use the service that is silencing our voice?
My thoughts are simple.
If you use social media, then reach out to your family and friends and ask them to replace the Facebooks, Twitters, and Googles with alternative social media and search engine platforms.
Make the move, why not?
What are you going to lose?
In fact, by staying with Facebook, Twitter, and Google you are losing Christian and free thought. Instead, those righteous things are being replaced with lies. That is not hyperbole, that is a fact.
Big Tech is tracking you around the internet and presenting you with ads in order to sell you products, reaping the benefits while creating a personal profile on you. This is through your login credentials of Big Tech channels like Facebook, Twitter, and Google, and the information you provide them.
By the way, what happened to communicating with family and friends through phone, text or email? Why do we give one authority all of our information so they can profit from it and control our thoughts?
Think about that, and let’s gain some added perspective here.
Turn your Bible with me to,
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
Now read the whole parable, but this verse really goes in line with the Great Commission, (Matthew 28:19-20).
We are to go out into the world and compel whoever will listen to come into the House of God. So let us pick the best avenue that will enable us to do that.
For us, that avenue is no longer social media. Moving forward, you will not find us posting our content on any social media outlet. Instead, we will continue to reflect the Light of Jesus into this dark world through our website and newsletter.
With that said, I also think we should ask the question.
I never see this question asked. I mean just because social media is there, and we can use it, does not necessarily mean we should right?
Many of us recall life before social media, dare I include the internet? We all managed to do just fine. The internet promised to change the world and become a tool for learning and sharing of knowledge. While that happened, the world is more confused now than at any other time in history.
How can that be when we have such a tool with all its apps, and so on?
It happened due to what is promoted, due to the content that is pushed in front of us. As with mainstream media, social media is a tool that is used to promote group and small think. Social media has promoted the short attention span, where we can suddenly gain all the facts in a single "Tweet", or so we think.
As people, we believe and accept what we see, read, and hear. Especially when someone in a position of authority tells us something. What we observe becomes our facts of life. Then when it is echoed back to us over and over again, this confirms the new belief and we buy in.
Our spiritual enemy knows this very well, and this is all a part of psychologically conditioning a society, (1 Peter 5:8). A former KGB fellow told us about that.
In the end, I do not see the alternative social media outlets as some new saving grace. If you do not understand why, then re-read two paragraphs up. Case in point, when I visited Gab, a conspiracy group was “trending” (promoted).
How it all reminds me of Christianity: Is Your Truth “The Truth”?
Todd asked another question,
Who do we affiliate with and who should we for the now available better option give consideration??!!
Let me answer by quoting our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.Matthew 22:21
Friends, social media is not tied to God.
Social media is of the world, we are not of the world, (1 John 4:4-5). So we should be affiliated with those things that are of God, the things that are Godly. We should be influenced by what is Godly, not influenced by what the world thinks or believes.
That is how we stay grounded. That is how we continue on the narrow path. That is how we stay out of the confusion on the left, and right, that is engulfing our world faster by the day.
By the way Todd.
Everything we have discussed is about one thing.
And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.Matthew 12:25
Now think about the state of our nation.