I just had 8 opportunities to like Jesus' fan page on facebook in the past 20 minutes.
Obviously, I have no problem with fan pages, however I don't like the idea of Jesus, God or the Holy Spirit having a fan page. I love the Lord Jesus, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit...I love them as the Godhead and I love the amazing workings of each one individually...Jesus is truly my all, and every fiber of my being belongs to Him. But as I went to one of the pages, and started to click like, just because many of my friends had, and I didn't want my name not to be there. I stopped and questioned why I felt compelled to like the page when I don’t like the idea of the page.
So what is it I find objectionable about these pages?
- First, Neither God, nor Jesus, nor the Holy Spirit is asking me to like the myriad of pages using their names.
- Second, I don’t know the people who originated these pages and I don’t know what they intend to do with the pages. I am sure that the majority of them are fine. But as I started to click “Like” something in my spirit felt wrong about it. It is very possible that these pages are wolves in sheep;s clothing. Using the name of Jesus to lure in likers, and then, without notice the page can be changed to whatever the originator desires. The likers remain the same, but the page contents can be anything from peanuts to porn and it could take months or more before I would realize my name was then associated with something that was different than what I signed for. These fan pages are temporary and changeable, My God, His love for me and my Love for Him is eternal, unchanging and more amazing than a facebook page could ever hope to proclaim.
- Third, My Love for the Lord should be evident in all of MY pages. I should not need to click a button so that people will know I love Jesus. It is our fruit that shows our faith and love, not our choice of facebook fan page likes.
If you like those pages that’s great, but don’t like them out of a desire to show your friends on fb that you have liked every Jesus page that pops up. Even worse are the emails or pages that say “if you love Jesus you will…” To those I say, “Jesus said, If you love me, feed my sheep.” Liking a page, or passing along an email does not prove anything, and we won’t be chastised by the Lord for not participating in these manmade games. If you love Jesus, feed his sheep, make Him the LORD of your life and allow the Holy Spirit to work in and through you.
If you like the ministry God has given me, "Like" my facebook ministry page and participate in the feeding of sheep we do in Jesus name. But, God won't like you more because you "Liked" a page. God does not need social networking...He has a direct line to all of are hearts at once and He can see every private message we think.
More than anything I want to share His love with a world in and out of the church who so desperately needs to know the savior. Ten million likes on a facebook page won’t do anything unless we are taking all that love and using it to lead others to the cross where HE showed the ultimate love for all of us.
If you are reading this, and you don't know that Jesus Loves you and that He wants a relationship with you, send me a message, I would love to talk to you.