Facebook Witness?

Matthew6:33

Withstand in the evil day. Eph 6:13
I tire of all the stuff on Facebook.

I mostly post Christian posts and try to comment in a Godly way sometimes.

I once heard it said that Facebook is the answer to the question God will have for people about their lack of prayer in the latter days.

Do any of you witness on Facebook? How so? What is effective? Any testimonies?
 

cheeky200386

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I don't have Facebook anymore. I just remember trying to witness to an angry on there insulting a Christian commentator. It ended with the lady saying she wanted to go to hell. I let it go and prayed for her. I'm curious of this same question too. If they find evangelism effective over Social Media.
 

ByGod'sGrace

under His wings - Psalm 91:4
I have facebook, but I'm only friends with people I actually talk to in real life, so I don't use it as a "witnessing" tool. However, I post positive things and artworks. I've learned that I'm not built for cold fishing; if I feel led or an opportunity arises to witness in person, I do so, but I never do it via online.

If people are saying you should be witnessing on facebook and if you don't then you are failing God...that is not true and it is not kind. It is the type of shaming that comes from man and not God.

Matthew 7:6
 

Matthew6:33

Withstand in the evil day. Eph 6:13
[Jude 1:22-23 NKJV] (22) And on some have compassion, making a distinction; (23) but others save with fear, pulling [them] out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.

I usually start with some paraphrased verses mixed with the Gospel, sometimes mentioning hell. This will get them going usually and they will start attacking you. This is key because you need to get them to expose themselves and the lies they have believed. Now you can hit them with a bunch of compassion, love, respect, and humility which will catch them off guard and lower the defense. Respectfully tell them you are coming from a place of love and you by no means intended to insult or condemn them. Ask them to private message you if they would like to discuss it more. This is good because it stops any meaningless back and forth and establishes mutual respect.

This is an example of something I initially posted in a SDA friend's post where he was getting attacked for mentioning the end times and some scripture (perfect opportunity):

I used to be an unbeliever. I finally let go of my pride and got out of the way so God would reveal Himself. God is very real. Repent and trust Christ for the forgiveness of sins. It's a free gift by our gracious God. Many will turn from it and end up in hell willingly however. But you will NEVER understand unless you humble yourself. God will not be mocked and judgement day will come. In the privacy of your own room ask 'Jesus, if you are real, prove it!' Trust me, He will.
I am still trying to learn and help others with such a large spiritual arena such as social media, I feel Christians should be out there attempting to evangelize (at least planting seeds). Of coarse it is important to have humility and not get engaged in the prideful back and forth that is so common now.
 

Annie

Be A Berean!
I don't do FB anymore either...... now I DO have some tracts and even some salvation bookmarks that I had made .... I'm going to start dropping off the latter at places where people pick up free newspapers or just anywhere where I think they will be found and read.
 

InsuranceGuy

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I tire of all the stuff on Facebook.

I mostly post Christian posts and try to comment in a Godly way sometimes.

I once heard it said that Facebook is the answer to the question God will have for people about their lack of prayer in the latter days.

Do any of you witness on Facebook? How so? What is effective? Any testimonies?
I'm not on Facebook anymore, but from my personal experience there, you aren't going to save souls on that site. It is something people tell themselves so they can remain on there. I dont begrudge anyone who uses the site, but I've never seen a single mind changed on Facebook from a post of a Christian. There are some good Christian groups on there, but again, I've yet to see or hear from any non believer say they found christ on Facebook.
 

Jan51

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I'm not on Facebook anymore, but from my personal experience there, you aren't going to save souls on that site. It is something people tell themselves so they can remain on there. I dont begrudge anyone who uses the site, but I've never seen a single mind changed on Facebook from a post of a Christian. There are some good Christian groups on there, but again, I've yet to see or hear from any non believer say they found christ on Facebook.
My FB witnessing goal is not to see people get saved, which I think is unlikely. But rather, after the rapture, I hope that some on my friends list will remember that I posted stuff about the Bible and will wonder if maybe it is true, and will go back and look at things I posted. I will know that I gave them what they needed, so my conscience is clear. They, on the other hand, will never be able to claim they never heard the truth.
 

Matthew6:33

Withstand in the evil day. Eph 6:13
I'm not on Facebook anymore, but from my personal experience there, you aren't going to save souls on that site. It is something people tell themselves so they can remain on there. I dont begrudge anyone who uses the site, but I've never seen a single mind changed on Facebook from a post of a Christian. There are some good Christian groups on there, but again, I've yet to see or hear from any non believer say they found christ on Facebook.
I hope God will see them saved but I don't go anywhere thinking that "I" am going to get anyone saved.

Is it right for Christians to avoid people/outlets just because they are worldly? I think we are called to be a light and the salt of the Earth.

Regardless of their reaction when you tell them the truth, it does not mean that it didn't make an impact.
 

InsuranceGuy

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I hope God will see them saved but I don't go anywhere thinking that "I" am going to get anyone saved.

Is it right for Christians to avoid people/outlets just because they are worldly? I think we are called to be a light and the salt of the Earth.

Regardless of their reaction when you tell them the truth, it does not mean that it didn't make an impact.
We are told to not waste our time on those not interested in listening, are we not? Kick the dust off the keyboard and keep moving. People that like Facebook will always find a reason to remain. That's ok too. Thinking people are coming to christ over Facebook is misleading yourself. The battle lines on there were drawn years ago. To each their own though.
 

chaser

We trust you Jesus, you are the only King forever!
I think I was only on FB for a year , nothing but arguing and foul language and people twisting scripture to promote their view point, that kind of stuff wears me down , sure you get a few people to agree with you, but they were saved. I don't know maybe down the line someone got saved, but I thought it was futile and I disliked the FB censorship on my posts. But the Muslims could post without censorship, but you start talking about Jesus being the only way and then your posts disappear, I just thought time to leave.
 

Andiamo

"Let's go!"
I think that whether on Facebook or in real life, it's pretty hard to witness to someone with 100 other people listening and interjecting their opinion into the conversation. During my family get togethers I just sit there and let them all talk away. I am silent because I know whatever I say will be twisted 3 different ways.

I hate Facebook, and wouldn't even have it if we weren't forced to because that is the only way you get a photo of anyone nowadays. My friends are family only. I have never understood why anyone would want their current friends, old friends all the way back to high school, church friends, past and present co-workers, family, and random people all in one place....watching conversations, seeing photos etc. I think it's disastrous and it takes too much time to manage to avoid disaster.
 

Matthew6:33

Withstand in the evil day. Eph 6:13
I tire of all the stuff on Facebook.

I mostly post Christian posts and try to comment in a Godly way sometimes.

I once heard it said that Facebook is the answer to the question God will have for people about their lack of prayer in the latter days.

Do any of you witness on Facebook? How so? What is effective? Any testimonies?
Man you guys are really being discouraging about an honest question, luckily I don't look for affirmation from man, only God.

I am not ignorant as to what Facebook is...

If you read my OP I was asking for examples of strategies and things anyone has found effective or any testimonies of success...

I already know MOST people don't witness on Facebook. Maybe we can get past that part?
 

Annie

Be A Berean!
Well when I DID have FB I had a beautiful scenic Christian background on my page with a scriptural quote or psalm... it's been so long ago I forgot what I used. Suffice to say some of my witnessing is rather subtle as so many don't want to listen :nope
 

Andiamo

"Let's go!"
Man you guys are really being discouraging about an honest question, luckily I don't look for affirmation from man, only God.

I am not ignorant as to what Facebook is...

If you read my OP I was asking for examples of strategies and things anyone has found effective or any testimonies of success...

I already know MOST people don't witness on Facebook. Maybe we can get past that part?
Sorry! I truly didn't mean to discourage you. But your question was, "Do any of you witness on Facebook?" My answer was essentially, "No." I thought it was more of an open-ended question, rather than, "For those of you who witness on Facebook, how do you do it?" Guess I shouldn't have replied, sorry!
 

Matthew6:33

Withstand in the evil day. Eph 6:13
Sorry! I truly didn't mean to discourage you. But your question was, "Do any of you witness on Facebook?" My answer was essentially, "No." I thought it was more of an open-ended question, rather than, "For those of you who witness on Facebook, how do you do it?" Guess I shouldn't have replied, sorry!
No worries. Maybe I did make the post a little vague? LOL. I have had FB since it first came out around 2006. It has truly fallen a long way since then. It is sad how they manipulate and censor and push other agendas (not truly free speech). This is purely human/demonic. God is more powerful so I believe He can still use it to reach a few.
 

Andy C

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We are told to not waste our time on those not interested in listening, are we not? Kick the dust off the keyboard and keep moving. People that like Facebook will always find a reason to remain. That's ok too. Thinking people are coming to christ over Facebook is misleading yourself. The battle lines on there were drawn years ago. To each their own though.
I tend to somewhat agree with you. However, we have no way knowing of how seeds planted on FB might or might not grow. Even the most negative responder, later that night, or many days from now, could reflect back, and give it some serious thought.

I wear Christian themed shirts while in the gym. I often draw stares as people read the verse and either smirk, laugh, ignore, or as in a few cases, approach me and thank me for my message. For all I know, someone had asked God to reveal himself in some way, looking for any sign, and moments later, there is my shirt, or somebody’s tract left behind.

You never know who deep inside is searching for the truth, but verbally, still talking worldly.
 

Jan51

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We are told to not waste our time on those not interested in listening, are we not? Kick the dust off the keyboard and keep moving. People that like Facebook will always find a reason to remain. That's ok too. Thinking people are coming to christ over Facebook is misleading yourself. The battle lines on there were drawn years ago. To each their own though.
I pray for my lefty FB friends almost every day, have for years. I have known some of them online for 20 years, from other forums, well before FB. I am not a missionary or even a bold person, but I believe God has provided me with a small mission field and it is my responsibility to do what I can, small effort though it be. I do not really think they will change, but I do pray that after the rapture, when many who are left behind will finally get it, their eyes will be opened, and I pray my posts may play a part in that. I do not feel I am wasting my time or misleading myself. I am encouraged that none of them have unfriended me, even though they say that people who disagree with them will be removed from their friend list. I don't just post Christian stuff--I post intelligent stuff on topics we have in common, and I always look for opportunities to like stuff they post, to show goodwill and that I read their stuff.
 

dreamermind

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Man you guys are really being discouraging about an honest question, luckily I don't look for affirmation from man, only God.

I am not ignorant as to what Facebook is...

If you read my OP I was asking for examples of strategies and things anyone has found effective or any testimonies of success...

I already know MOST people don't witness on Facebook. Maybe we can get past that part?
I do! I am a musician and was heavily into the LA/Hollywood scene, so I have a lot of “friends” and followers. I can tell they read my posts because certain ones will only respond to certain posts and completely ignore others. I do everything from writing out prayers of my own words to defending the President. I do unfriend the unruly ones who use vulgar language immediately. I’ve probably lost 500 or so since 2016. But I do believe the Holy Spirit can work on social media. Obviously he does here. We are to plant seeds and that is all I hope to do. If it gets too unruly I will deactivate which I have a few times to catch my breath.

Also I am on many Christian groups and follow a lot of my favorite teachers so it helps me to consistently be reading the word on my feed.
 
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