HYPOCRISY- The undoing of many Christians today –III

Other Consequences of being a Christian Hypocrite:

A Christian Hypocrite Hinders Unbelievers From Coming To Christ With Their Lifestyle Of Hypocrisy

One major obstacle to the acceptance of Christianity by unbelievers, phrased in many ways, is "If Christianity is true, why are there hypocrites in the church?" In other words, if Christianity is really supposed to change people from bad to good, from evil to righteous, from ungodly, sinful lifestyle to a godly, holy lifestyle, then why do some who profess to believe in Jesus set such bad examples? One thing we must realize as Christians is that the world is watching us – how we live, how we speak, how we act, how we dress, how we do virtually everything; if we’re not living godly like Jesus lived, if they do not see Jesus’ righteous lifestyle being lived out in us, the Gospel we attempt to preach to them will continue to make no sense at all to them. This is why 1st John 2:6 commands us thus, “Those who say they abide in God should live their lives as Jesus did." Until the world see Jesus in us, because 1st John 4:17b says “…In this world we are like Jesus.” they will continue to reject the Gospel of Jesus we bring to them. Paul speaking to the church of God in Corinth says, “You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” 2 Corinthians 3:2-3

We must therefore hate and consciously do away with all forms of hypocrisy in order to successfully bring unbelievers to Jesus, because many people will not accept Jesus just because we believe in Jesus and preach Jesus to be the Son of God and the Saviour of the world, but because our life bears testimony to what we believe and preach, and because the positive transformation that accepting Jesus produces in a man’s life is real in our own lives.

If you do not live what you preach, have not experienced what you preach, and practice what you preach against, no sensible man will give audience to you. So we are to live for Christ and live like Jesus both day and night - inside the church building and outside the church building. We are not to appear holy in the day, and at night become unholy by indulging in abominable and shameful practices. Your life as a Christian is a book before the eyes of unbelievers and sinners. They're reading it thro' and thro'. Does it point them to Jesus? Do others see Jesus in you?
Be clean and pure without and within. Let others see Jesus in you as a disciple of Jesus and a child of the Most Holy God.

A Christian Hypocrite Cannot Win Lost Souls To Christ And Have Them Established In The Faith

"Whoever says “I know God” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him." 1 John 2:4. This is a clear word from God to Christian hypocrites.
Until you are emulating Jesus in doing the will of God on earth, faithfully obeying God’s commandments, living a holy and righteous life, you are not a true disciple of Jesus Christ- “So Jesus said to those who believed in him, "If you obey my teaching, you are really my disciples;”John 8:31. For if believing and accepting Jesus as a professing Christian have not transformed your life from a sinner to a righteous man living a holy life, then you have no assurance to give to sinners and unbelievers that believing in Jesus and accepting Him into their life will transform their lives, which is why they will not give ears to what you have to say about Jesus or Christianity; and even if they give ears and accept your message, they will likely not abide or become established in the faith because of your lifestyle of hypocrisy they are beholding.

This is one of the major reasons many Christians today do not evangelize nor show zeal and passion in preaching the Gospel to unbelievers and bringing them to Jesus; because to effectively and successfully win anyone to Christ as a Christian and have them abiding in Christ, you must be living holy and righteous – you cannot be a hypocrite. Sadly today, we have more Christian hypocrites than genuine Christians. This explains why many Christians do not preach the Gospel to unbelievers and sinners because the very evil unbelievers and sinners indulge in, many professing Christians (Christian hypocrites) also practice: fornication, cohabitation, prostitution, womanizing, clubbing, indecent dressing, smoking, drinking, adultery, divorce, watching of porn, cursing, backbiting, unforgiveness, greed, bribery, slander, jealousy and envy, stealing, lying, telling crude jokes, playing ungodly music, gossiping.., so they lack the boldness and courage to preach the Gospel of Jesus to unbelievers. It is only when the life you have and live is better, positively different and more prestigious than the life I’m living, that I will want to have what you have.

To successfully win souls to Christ, have them firmly established in the faith and bear fruits, you must do away with hypocrisy. Avoid hypocrisy if you want to successfully win souls for Christ and have them established in the faith. Because Jesus' desire and expectation is this: ".... but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit (win souls) and that your fruit (souls you win) should abide." Be holy, be faithful, be honest, brave and true, and lead the lost to life and Christ.

God bless you.


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