This teaching is not to convince you to stop typing “Amen” to every Facebook, Instagram or Twitter post. However, this is to make the case for and against responding by typing “Amen.” You might want to consider what follows.
First of all, when you post something and tell people to type “Amen” to it, it is witchcraft and subtle manipulation. You have taken away the person’s free will. When you tell them to share with five friends, then your instruction becomes legalistic because you have assigned a number to your request. If there is power in your post, people will resonate with it and type “Amen” without having been instructed to do so. If people type “Amen” to something that is not according to the word of God, they have become part of whatever they typed “Amen” to.
If your post is according to God’s word, you don’t need to instruct people to type “Amen” because all of God’s word is “yea” whether your friends type “Amen” to it or not. For example, if you post “God is a good God” and then tell someone to type “Amen” to that statement, you are instructing people to do something that God never told them to do. He simply said, “Believe.” Too often we think we have to do something physically to let God know we are faithful.
Another thing to consider is that typing “Amen” is not a comment. It is a catch-all response that has become so prominent on social media that people don’t even have a thought-provoking comment anymore. They just type “Amen” and believe it fulfills their obligation to spread the gospel. God doesn’t care whether you type “Amen” to your friends’ post or not. What He does care about is for you to love Him and follow His commands to serve Him and His people.
Often the posts say type “Amen” to be blessed. According to the Bible, that is not the way to get blessed. People often post, “Type ‘Amen’ and see what will happen.” There is nothing divine about typing “Amen” therefore, nothing will happen. People have posted, “If you are not ashamed of Jesus, you will share this.” That is not what the Bible says about not being ashamed of the gospel (Romans 1:16) or sharing the gospel (Matthew 28:18-20).
God will not love people more if they type “Amen” to someone’s Facebook post about Him. God will not love people less if they don’t type “Amen.” “Amen” on social media should not take the place of prayer, praise and serving God. Neither should it take the place of assembling yourself with your local assembly (Hebrews 10:25). Unfortunately, some people think typing “Amen” is equivalent to serving God or attending church.