Mark 2:16-17 (NIV)
"When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?'

On hearing this, Jesus said to them, 'It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.' "

John 8:12
"When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.' "

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A news reporter stated that you can tell alot about a person by the people who follow them on Twitter. He said this in response to the latest string of sex scandals on Twitter.

That got me to thinking about Jesus.

What if Jesus had a Twitter account?

Could we surmise anything about Jesus by his Twitter followers?

Some people would follow Him, but not everyone. His sheep listen to His voice and follow Him. (I'm guessing that they would know his tweets, too!) (John 10:27)

In fact, He commanded them to come. (Matthew 11:20-30)

So I'm thinking that Jesus's Twitter followers would be prostitutes, murderers, adulterers, fornicators, homosexuals, lesbians, child molesters, rapists, thieves, liars, those who have not placed their complete trust in Him.

Sounds like you and me or who you used to be if you are now in Christ. OK, I'll speak for myself. That was definitely me!

Based on Jesus's Twitter followers, I guess that the reporter mentioned above, would think that Jesus was a murderer, prostitute, etc. You know like the folks following him. A sinner.

But, Jesus was not a sinner. God "put the wrong on him who never did anything wrong, so we could be put right with God." (2 Corinthians 5:21)

So maybe, just maybe, we, in Christ, who are His disciples, His ambassadors on earth, the ones speaking His words of truth and life in the social media, should reconsider whom we delete from our accounts. We sometimes delete sinners, because we are concerned about our online image.

God no longer sees those in Christ as sinners. Instead He see us as holy (set apart) and blameless in his sight because of what Christ did. We are being sanctified, learning Kingdom principles from the Holy Ghost, learning not to sin. (Ephesians 1:3-5)

Maybe these sinners are following Christ, and not us.

Why?

The scripture says "... greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world." (1 John 4:4, KJV)

Maybe they are following the Christ in us!

Peace in Yeshua!

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