There is a group in the world that really has no home base in which they operate. They function world wide and they wreak havoc on people and industry alike. These people work silently most of the time, to try and infiltrate and disrupt. This entity thinks they are doing good, but in reality they are causing more harm. If you take a look at their website, they have self admittedly broken into the Islamic State’s computer systems, exposed fake news from major outlets and a number of other things too lengthy to mention. They call themselves “Anonymous”; they are hacktivists. By their own definition, they “work anonymously to disrupt and cause problems by utilizing computers to hack systems of others”. This group is dangerous and does a lot of damage when they strike.
There is also a group of people that are equally as dangerous and do a great deal of damage when they strike. This group has found their home within the church and they too try and do things anonymously. And much like those that work with their computers, they use anonymity to cause and stir up dissension within the church. This is done with little to no concern about how operating in an anonymous way, actually hurts the church and has no constructive value to it whatsoever. When we operate anonymously we unintentionally give Satan a foothold within the church. This provides him with the environment to wreak havoc on relationships and create doubt across the congregation about whether or not someone “may or may not” have ill feelings or something against their brother or sister. It’s seems strange to me that there are so many people that claim to be followers of Christ and want to do what the Bible teaches until it comes down to this part of the Christian relationship. It is time for us to stop anonymity from continuing to tear down the Church that Christ sacrificed himself to purchase. We see in scripture how to handle these issues. If someone has something against you, Jesus says, in Matthew 5:23-24, “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your life there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.” Anonymity has absolutely no place in the church! Take the time examine your motives. We should all stop and check our complaints and ask, “Is my grievance scriptural or is it a preference? Will I do more harm than good?”