The Problem of Hypocrisy

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The skeptic says:

the number one argument against the existence of God is Christians themselves. Good people will do good. Bad people will do bad. But it takes religion to make good people do evil - make them bomb an abortion clinic - send airplanes into buildings - prompt you to tie a bomb to your chest – drown you for being accused to be a witch

Barna Group 2007 study “top reasons to reject Christianity”

  1. Anti-homosexual
  2. Judgmental
  3. Hypocritical
  4. Atrocities by Christians throughout history


Step 1 – Admit it

        and regarding atrocities


Step 1b – REPENT – (change your mind)

The role of repentance in the life of a believer

Repentance is BELIEVER’S territory

Matthew 15:8

Isaiah 29:13

James 1:2

1 John 2:9

Titus 1:16

1 John 3:8-10

2 Corinthians 5:17

Galatians 5:13-15

Matthew 23:1-39

The Church is a fully subsidized hospital not a country club

Galatians 5:22

 So what is the message to the believer’s here today?


So what is the message to the skeptic here today?
   Therefore … let’s reapply the label hypocrite


Follow the founder, not a small sampling of His followers

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