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The End of Confrontation

Facebook and Twitter have created an outlet for people who don’t want to confront people nor confront themselves. Behind a computer, passive people suddenly become aggressive experts on humanity to offer advice that they rarely apply themselves.

Matthew 18 clearly spells out how we’re to address those who have offended or sinned against us, but many—and I would say most—avoid God’s process for a point-click-and-type response.

The surprising thing about this is that we judge others by their actions and want to be judge by our intentions.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of social networking, but most people aren’t using it for social networking: they’re using it for therapy, counseling, intervention, and even sermons.

We must understand that there is consecration in confrontation and to avoid these conversations with actual human beings in favor of “electronic venting” creates a culture of people who are shallow and will never experience authentic relationships.

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