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Social Media and the pastor
A normal day in social media…
by Pr. Armando Miranda Jr., Associate Youth Director, North American Division of SDA
"I believe that we should just accept what was voted...it may be the time of the shaking"
“Everybody that voted…what a waste of a vote. How could Christians vote for that person?”
For the last few days, I have seen these types of comments and even harsher ones. I have seen people discuss unity, uniformity, while also talking about judgment and consequences to breach of policy. I have read from a lot of friends, who are pastors and I have learned their positions and their thought processes as I read everything they post on social media. And herein lies the problem. How much should we share? What is my responsibility as a pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist church as I maneuver the social media jungle? As a Christian pastor, are there limits to my interactions or should I just speak my mind?
Undoubtedly, our world is spiritually deteriorating just as the Bible predicts and thousands of children, youth and young adults are part of a generation that is caught in the middle. Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, Simon! Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat, but I have PRAYED for you, that your faith should not fail..." Luke 22:31-32.
Jesus considers prayer a "weapon" in spiritual warfare and so should we. What would happen, if every church in the North American Division and around the world would "PAUSE" on Sabbath at 11:00 a.m. four times in 2016 and pray for 5 minutes? Can you image the power? Let's do this! Help get the word out! See attached church bulletin insert
Pause 5 minutes to pray for:
- young adults