~ Hypocritical Christians ~
note: This is one in a series of Biblical answers to objections some individuals raise when presented with the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ.
“I will not bother to personally conduct a serious investigation of Jesus Christ because there are so many hypocrites in the church.”
This is like saying, “I will not get my car fixed since there are some bad auto mechanics out there.” Such a response doesn’t stand up to the test of logic. But logic is not the main issue. What does God say?
You Are Responsible For Yourself ~ “So then each of us shall give account of himself to God” (Romans 14:12).
Hypocrites Will Get Their Due ~ “So are the paths of all who forget God; and the hope of the hypocrite shall perish” (Job 8:13).
It Is Not Your Role to Judge Hypocrites ~ Jesus said, “Judge not, that you be not judged” (Matthew 7:1).
You Are to Become More Christ-Like ~ “And above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘love will cover a multitude of sins’” (Peter 4:8).
summary: “The basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can't see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of His divine being.
So nobody has a good excuse.
What happened was this: People knew God perfectly well, but when they didn't treat him like God, refusing to worship him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion so that there was neither sense nor direction left in their lives. They pretended to know it all, but were illiterate regarding life” (Romans 1:19-22, The Message).
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW