Yesterday, AllFacebook.com released their “Facebook’s Most Engaging Pages” list.
Here’s the top five results:
|1. Jesus Daily||10,793,374||4,654,504|
|2. Dios Es Bueno||4,924,265||2,072,875|
|3. Justin Bieber||38,824,512||1,317,489|
|4. The Bible||8,416,471||1,282,479|
|5. Mario Teguh||5,289,072||1,217,350|
Now, the headline of this article reads “Justin Bieber Is Facebook’s Third Most Engaging Page“. After I first read this headline, I found it interesting that they didn’t mention the fact that Christian pages made up three of the top five.
I started to wonder if it was a move to minimize the fact that people are engaged in religious pages. “Clearly, people are engaged in Jesus far more than Justin Bieber!” I thought to myself. “Isn’t that a bigger story?” I quickly re-posted the story into my Facebook timeline and went about my day.
This morning it hit me. The real story is that Justin Bieber made the top five list!
Jesus and the Bible have been in the list plenty of times before; Justin’s the headline. Following the statistics, the article reads “Still far ahead of the competition, Jesus Daily ends in first with 4.6 million interactions. Making a strong case in second engaging over two million likes and comments, Dios Es Bueno is increasing in interactivity.“
So what does this mean about people who are on Facebook? Is Facebook’s Christian community the majority? Well, no sooner did I have this thought, when Matthew 7 came to mind.
““Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’” (Matt. 7:21-23)
In real social circles, we know from this passage that there will be people who claim to know God, but in fact do not. We should not be surprised that in our online social circles, there will also be many people who claim to follow God, but never truly experience God’s grace.
So, these statistics show a thriving Christian Facebook community. However, take some time to scroll through some of the profiles of people who claim to follow these religious pages. It’s not very difficult to find inconsistencies between their claims and lifestyles. Many of these people who follow ‘Jesus Daily‘ are people who are not actually living ‘Jesus Daily‘.
Therefore, Justin Bieber making the list is the true story.
Who’s more popular, Justin Bieber or Jesus Christ?