Church Hypocrites, Why We Love ‘em

Come on, admit it….   Many of us have talked about those horrible Bible toting hypocrites, but deep down, we really appreciated the fact that they exist!  I mean, they are an easy excuse!  “Sure, I know I need to go to church, but I’d rather not go than be like Sally Jo and the rest [...]

Monday April 11 2011

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Come on, admit it….   Many of us have talked about those horrible Bible toting hypocrites, but deep down, we really appreciated the fact that they exist!  I mean, they are an easy excuse! 

“Sure, I know I need to go to church, but I’d rather not go than be like Sally Jo and the rest of those hypocrites!”  In some ways, it sounds better to just be a proud sinner than a lying “christian” that puts on an act one day and sins with the best of them on the other six. 

Not only do they help us change the conversation, but they also make us feel good about ourselves. You know, “why do I need church; it hasn’t done anything for Sally Jo! I’m a better person and more honest that she ever tries to be.  I must be doing something right.”

Well, it may feel good for the moment to relieve some pressure on us by redirecting it to the abundance of hypocrits in this world, but even deeper in our gut, we know it’s usually not the real reason we avoid church.  The root cause can be one or many, but instead of taking control of our life, it seems easier to just grab that tool that Satan lays at our feet anytime we want it. 

By doing so, we’re giving Satan exactly what he wants: to keep us separated from God and the life of joy and peace and fulfillment that He wants to share with us.  Satan is always there to give us what feels good temporarily while hiding the long-term effects.  The devil wants to hide the truth; God guides you to find it. Satan loves to see you suffer; Jesus suffered for you.  Satan schemes to see you burn for eternity; God has prepared Heaven just for you.  Will a bunch of hypocrites hand you over to Satan’s plan?

Understand this. People are people. They have all kinds of motives and desires. Many are hypocrites, and God knows exactly whom they are. God is perfect and good.  Even those hypocrites are being given the chance to make things right.  Their faults have nothing to do with your choice of listening to God or listening to Satan. 

So, quit helping Satan to wreak havoc and destruction in your life. Put his tools away and honesty ask yourself, “What’s the real reason I don’t seek God like I should?”

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