Thursday, January 02, 2014

Biblical Hypocrisy.....Explained.....

It seems like I need to explain the Biblical definition of hypocrisy....with actual scripture...to oppose those who are using a Biblical word in a worldly fashion.

Some quotes from Scripture:

"You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said: “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”"
Matthew 15:7-9 ESV
"If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person's religion is worthless."
James 1:26 ESV
"If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen."

These are but a few of the many scriptures on Biblical hypocrisy...

....Which is.... the act of someone pretending that they are so close to God and truly know Him ( in their own minds and to those deceived by the outward appearances)...but their fruit and/or practices....and words that they speak or write....tell of a person who really doesn't personally know the Lord very well....by their hard-hearted questions......by their contempt for the Truth and the freedom it brings (from the legalism that they hold onto) by really knowing it by experience.....by their mocking statements that  attempt to subterfuge the actual Truth (but it cannot be true because THEY don't think so).

Hypocrites will cover their own unbelief and unwillingness to study scripture and seek, ask, and knock themselves....with their emotional show of severe disdain for the things that they personally hate....
...yet have ...ZERO TO DO WITH GOD, HIS WORD,  AND WHAT HE HATES...

They are very artful in peppering questions to their adversaries....Matt. 12:10

And a man was there whose hand was withered. And they questioned Jesus, asking, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?"-- so that they might accuse Him.

Another is Luke 20:1 - 8....is classical, Biblical hypocrisy.

The most telling sign of a hypocrite...is that they don't know that they are one...and they can't see real hypocrisy...so they make up their own definitions of hypocrisy.....to put another notch on their self-righteous scoreboard.

Jesus said....don't be deceived....hypocrites will be known ( by those not deceived ) by their fruit.

Biblical hypocrisy....is a very serious charge...and should not be thrown around loosely; according to our Lord....Matt.5:22

We are all hypocritical at times....because we are not perfect.....but there are some you can smell three blocks or three posts away!!!!   he..he..he.. Any questions? Any answers? Know any modern day Pharisees?

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