To Pray or Denigrate: A Question

How can a person who calls themselves a Christian say, post on social media, repost on social media, etc., things that denigrate, debase, insult, and ridicule people? How do these Christians reconcile this behavior with:

  • “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification that it may impart grace to the hearers” (Ephesians 4:29).
  • “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of Him who is the head, that is, Christ” (Ephesians 4:15).
  • “With it (the tongue) we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren these things ought not to be so” (James 3:9-10).
  • “But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks” (Ephesians 5:3-4).

Debasing, denigrating, insulting, and ridiculing people can’t be reconciled with Scripture because it is sin. If you listen or follow someone who does this, please understand that what they are doing is demonic and from the kingdom of darkness. Furthermore, if all you do is denigrate, debase, insult, and ridicule people instead of praying for them, you need to stop and repent.

Be encouraged, God forgives: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). ❤

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