Thursday, July 19, 2012
Christians Are Just A Bunch of Hypocrites
Yes! Christians are hypocrites at times because Christians are just regular human beings all the time. Most Christians are not serial killers or mass-murderers but many are prone to gossip, anger, bitterness, etc., just by virtue of their humanity. The thing is, if we hang around non-Christians for any length of time we find that they too have these human tendencies. The difference is the true Christian is in active pursuit of God. He is looking for relationship and in order to have that relationship he is actively moving away from those negative characteristics.
A familiar bumper sticker says, "Christians aren't perfect, just forgiven." What it does not go on to explain is that Christians are forgiven because they have repented. Repent means to actively turn away from sin.". That isn't easy and sometimes it is short lived,and many times a Christian’s slip ups are noticed and judged by everybody. But God is gracious and forgives over and over if we continue to repent and pursue Him. Everybody on this earth is a work in progress. Everybody wants love and acceptance. The only place to consistently receive that is in the embrace of our loving Heavenly Father.
God loves us just the way are and like any parent He desires for us to improve. And He is there to assist us every step of the way. All you have to do is believe in Him, repent, and pursue a relationship. Other peoples' hypocrisy will cease to be an issue and your own integrity in your walk with God will be the focus.