What Does The Bible Say About Social Media

The Bible does not directly address the topic of social media, as it was not a part of the ancient world that the biblical texts were written in. However, the principles and teachings found in the Bible are applicable to modern-day issues such as social media usage.

One of the primary concerns that the Bible raises about social media usage is the potential for harm that comes from the misuse of language and communication. The book of James, for instance, warns against the destructive potential of the tongue, stating that "the tongue is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body." (James 3:6, NIV). Similarly, Proverbs 10:19 cautions against speaking too much, saying "When words are many, sin is not absent".

Additionally, social media can sometimes encourage unhealthy habits such as comparison, envy, and idolatry, which the Bible warns against. Paul, for instance, speaks against covetousness in Colossians 3:5 and Philippians 4:11 encourages people to be content with whatever situation they are in.

On the other hand, social media can also provide opportunities for Christians to share their faith, to edify others, and to connect with others who share their values. Rebecca St. James notes in her book "30 Days to Taming Your Tongue" that social media can be used to "encourage others with genuine kindness and care", and to promote righteousness and love