- Category: Good Responses to Objections Good Responses to Objections
- Published on Sunday, 31 March 2013 21:19 31 March 2013
- Written by Susan Mulford Susan Mulford
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Objection: “What About All The Hypocrites?”
I'd rather go to church with hypocrites, than go to hell with hypocrites. Not everyone in church is a true Christian. Simply going to church does not make you a Christian any more than being born in a barn makes someone a cow. The Bible does not claim to produce perfect Christian in an instant; we’re only perfectly forgiven. Christians admit that they sin and need forgiveness and that’s why we need to go to Church and we need Christ. God disciplines those who are guilty of hypocrisy. This is proof that we are His sons and daughters (Heb. 12:4-8). Great numbers of Christians live consistent lives without any sign of hypocrisy. Do not let hypocrites stand between you and your own relationship with God. If you do, then you are admitting that they are closer to God than you are and that makes you the bigger hypocrite. I'd rather go to church with hypocrites than go to hell with hypocrites. Often people who do not sincerely want to turn to Christ are looking for an opportunity to shift the blame to someone else and make their rejection of Christ look reasonable. But they will still be held accountable regarding their own personal response to the Gospel.