Sunday, October 28, 2012

Can Christians Communicate?

Whether we're posting online, talking face to face, or considering which emails to forward, here are a few Scriptural principles to consider. Can you imagine if Presidential candidates followed these rules as well?

I will express myself with civility, courtesy, and respect especially toward those with whom I disagree, even if I feel disrespected by them (Romans 12:17-21).

I will express my disagreements with others without insulting, mocking, or slandering them personally (Matthew 5:22).

I will not exaggerate others' beliefs nor make unfounded prejudicial assumptions based on labels, categories, or stereotypes. I will always extend the benefit of the doubt (Ephesians 4:29).

I will hold friends accountable that violate these principles based not on what ideas are expressed but on how they're expressed (2 Thessalonians 3:13-15).

1 comment:

Linda G said...

these are great to post by and speak by. I'm going to share on FB and I bet I'll be surprised by some of the comments i receive.

Thank You