Local Man Takes Break From Posting Political Rants To Share Bible Verse On Unity
Marcus Tomlinson is on a mission. He uses his social media account to change the world. Mostly he uses it to prove that the opposing political party in America is destroying the country he loves so much. But once a month, whether he feels like it or not, he shares an inspirational Bible verse to encourage unity and peace.
"You can only stay embroiled in the fight for so long," states Tomlinson. "I mean, it is important. Don't get me wrong. The battle against the internal enemies of America gets me out of bed each morning. But if you don't take a break, it will consume you, and people will think that it is all you care about."
Marcus normally posts about 50 links a day to inform his followers about the dire condition of the nation. These links usually come from clickbait sites that share off-beat and untrue stories about politicians he dislikes, as well as those he loves to death. The posts also include memes that try to convince readers in a split second that his cause is just and the opposition is the worst ever. Most of his posts are demeaning to anyone who doesn't hold to his view, and he doesn't make any apologies for that.
"Sure, I try to make people feel like idiots if they voted against my hero. But it is nothing personal. I'm just trying to build the America I believe in. But at the same time, I'm trying to build the Kingdom of God. It is a balance. So I surprise people every once in a while. I'll carve out 30 seconds to scan my emails and find an encouraging Bible verse that was forwarded to me. I try to make it something that promotes unity and peace, because God knows there is already too much strife in the world. I mean even Jesus didn't spend all of His time flipping tables and whipping people. Sometimes he would heal people. So I try to bring a little healing amid my table-flipping."
This week Tomlinson shared Ephesians 4:1-3... "Therefore I, the prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, accepting one another in love, diligently keeping the unity of the Spirit with the peace that binds us."