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What Is A Hypocrite

What is a hypocrite?

a) someone who does not live up to all he claims to believe

b) someone who does not live up to all he claims to do

c) other

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"When we speak of Jesus as Saviour we must remember 2 Peter 1:1 " Warwick (1)

Who is the "we" that you speak of? The Codex Sinaiticus (dated 350ce) contains the word "Kurios" (Ku - Nomina Sacra) instead of "Theos" (God) here reading "The righteousness of our Lord and savior" instead of "God and Savior".

This is likely one of the reasons that translations like the New RSV (margin), The Complete Jewish Bible translation, Websters Bible Translation, Weymouth New Testament, NAB (margin), Concordant Literal New Testament, Literal Translation of the HOLY BIBLE (Green), and Simple English Bible, etc., render the verse with a distinction between God and Jesus.
---scott on 7/26/11


"When we speak of Jesus as Saviour we must remember 2 Peter 1:1 " Warwick (2)

However, if we lay aside the Sinaiticus, and if Jesus is being called THEOS in this verse, this would not mean that Jesus is Jehovah, since the Greek word THEOS, based on the Hebrew words EL and ELOHIM, can take on a more general meaning than Supreme Being, or a false god. See Exodus 7:1

Jehovah is the God and Father of Jesus. (Romans 15:6, 2 Corinthians 1:3, 11:31, Ephesians 1:3,17, 1 Peter 1:3, REv 3:12) The Father of Jesus is the only true God who sent Jesus. (John 17:1,3, Deuteronomy 18:15-19)

Jesus is not the only true God who sent him.
---scott on 7/26/11


Paul, you know what I find so amazing about the law of God.
Everyone on earth had said, "I have broken that one, but not this one."
This alone has made everyone a liar!

Mat 13:14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand, and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
Mat 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

Hope that clears it up for you, too.
---TheSeg on 7/24/11


Seg

I was addressing Lee who missed my previous point about Moses teaching the commandment but yet breaking them himself and it NOT being hypocrisy because all offended in the law.

As for Rom 3:4 Paul is teaching that when it comes to God being right or man being right that God will always be the victor for He is the way the TRUTH and the light.

Ro 3:3 For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect?
4 Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar. As it is written: "That You may be justified in Your words, And may overcome when You are judged."

He wasn't teaching that ALL men are liars.

Hope that clears it up for you.

---paul on 7/23/11


Leej, that was exactly my point also.
---Mark_V. on 7/23/11




//That was exactly my point.
paul on 7/23/11//

I cant believe I miss that, Im sorry Paul!
Some how it seemed you were defending them.
Like your post said

//Paul, Forgive me.
But is not every man a liar?
---TheSeg on 7/21/11

No every man is not a liar, that's where Gods deliverance comes in
---paul on 7/21/11//

So, I added!

//Rom 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar, as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

Because, I believe this is where Gods deliverance comes in!
That every man is a liar. But, not everyone believe it.
---TheSeg on 7/21/11//

Sorry I miss that!
---TheSeg on 7/23/11


"Scott you did not answer my statements." Mark_V

Well, perhaps because people don't answer "statements", they answer questions. What's your question?
---scott on 7/23/11


As to the law and Christians being hypocrites, no one can obey the law fully.
---leej on 7/22/11

Lee

That was exactly my point.

Paul
---paul on 7/23/11


As to the law and Christians being hypocrites, no one can obey the law fully
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absolutely nobody could ever obey the mosiac laws fully or even partially - more than 600

as outlined in Matt 6 ...Pharisee's were doing their religious mosiac laws to win approval and admiration from MEN

Christ simply said their rewards and praise would be from men and their ACTIONS were in vain

however if one were to do the same in private their reward would be from God

seeing there are literally thousands of different flavors of "christianity" using term hypocrite in the age when MANY would come IN Christs name is foolish because one can be a hypocrite to all other flavors other than their OWN BRAND
---Rhonda on 7/23/11


Scott, you did not answer my statements. If the Angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon as (v. 6:12) indicates, then Gideon saw God, and you suppose that no one has seen God. We know it was God because (v. 14) we are told "Then the Lord turned to him and said" indicating the Angel was the Lord and He did appear to him.
"The Angel" (lit. Messenger) of the Lord is identified as "The Lord" Himself ( v. 14,16,23,25,27: Gen. 16:7-14: 18:1: 32:24-30 ).
---Mark_V. on 7/23/11




Scott
Now, I can understand you better. Well at least the way you look at things.
I believe Christ is the word of God. What that means too many is a mystery.
I don't see why. He is the fulfillment of the promise, made by God.
I can see you have a strong belief.
Many will tell you that is not enough.
I'll tell you, it is!
Do, I speak for God? No! I speak only for myself!
I thank you for your time.
May God bless you, Scott

Paul
Did Moses do what God told him to do?
A cop that speeds (while he's off duty) yes, he is!
A preacher, who struggles with sin, should also know his people are already sinners!
Truth!
---TheSeg on 7/22/11


Scott when we speak of Jesus as Saviour we must remember 2 Peter 1:1 "...To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith...." NIV

The NLT, ESV,ASV, ERV,ISV, NASB, KJV,AKJV, WEB, DOUAY-RHEIMS, God's Word, Websters, and Darby agree with "Our God and Saviour Jesus Christ.

The underscoring Greek says exactly that 'Of our God and Savior Jesus Christ," obvious proof Peter considered Jesus the God, even in the most proper sense of the word.

Why wouldn't they, Jesus is, as Colossians 1:16 says-the Creator of everything created. Therefore not Himself created but eternal God, whose name is Jehovah our Righteousness as per Jeremiah 23:6 and 33:16.
---Warwick on 7/22/11


Paul //So Moses who told the commandments of God but yet offered up sacrifices for his breaking of the commandments was hypocrisy.

As to the law and Christians being hypocrites, no one can obey the law fully.

Acts 15:10-11 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
---leej on 7/22/11


Rhonda: You should talk. You are full of venom coated with honey.

But seriously. You have a more drastic problem and that is heresy. You deny the true nature of the Holy Spirit. So how can you have the Holy Spirit living inside of you when you don't know what the Holy Spirit is?

Also according to what I can ascertain you believe in a works based salvation which puts yourself at the center instead of Christ and his blood sacrifice.

For your own spiritual good please read Galatians in it's entirety.

If you depend on your works and think you are justified by them then you nullify grace. That is a serious offense to the cross and your very salvation is at stake.

Just consider what I am saying.
---poopsey on 7/23/11


To me, you just painted the prefect picture of what a hypocrite Is!
Im going to speak against something, Im privately doing?
---TheSeg on 7/22/11

Seg

The truth is the truth whether we do or don't do it, believe it or don't believe it.

So Moses who told the commandments of God but yet offered up sacrifices for his breaking of the commandments was hypocrisy.

Or a cop that speeds cant give you a ticket for speeding.

Or a preacher who struggles with a sin cant warn his people of it.

Paul
---paul on 7/22/11


"Savior? Jehovah or Gideon? Clearly, it was God, and only God!" TheSeg

Gideon is referred to Judges 6:13-19) as the one who would 'save' Israel from the Midianites. (and no Mark_V not for eternal salvation. I never suggested such a thing). And yet, 6:37 says it was Jehovah.

"Does calling Gideon a 'savior' contradict Isaiah 43:11?// No! ...It was God, by Gideon hand!" TheSeg

Thank you!

And since Jehovah sent Jesus Christ to save mankind from sin...

Salvation is from God by Jesus' hand.

Both are appropriately referred to as 'savior'. Jehovah, sent, initiating the act of salvation (like commissioning Gideon) but Christ willingly sacrificed His life for us.
---scott on 7/22/11


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If a person is struggling with a particular sin, that person may speak strongly against that sin while privately struggling with it.
Mark_Eaton, does that really make sense to you?

To me, you just painted the prefect picture of what a hypocrite Is!
Im going to speak against something, Im privately doing?
And not admit to them, their not alone?
But, speak strongly about it?

2Co_12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

I am a sinner!
TheSeg, find me ask me, and I will tell thee.
Why hide the truth?
God Bless
Peace
---TheSeg on 7/22/11


Scott, I laughed at your example of Gideon. First, the Angel of the Lord was the Lord Himself. "and said to him, The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor" and what was Gideons answer? " O my Lord" He recognized the Lord. "The Lord turned to him and said, Go in this might of yours and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites, Have I not sent you?"
Gideon was not the Savior of Israel's eternal salvation but was to save Israel from the Midianites.
Second, Jude does not say what you said, (v.25)
"To God our Savior" listen, "who alone is wise be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, both now and forever Amen"
---Mark_V. on 7/22/11


Paul, you posted on some other blog you were a pastor, and you post here contrary to the Scriptures.
---Mark_V. on 7/21/11

Care to elaborate on that?

Paul
---paul on 7/22/11


The original 1611 KJV made a HUGE spelling error in Ruth 3:15.

It was printed as "He" and "She" in different editions. This is how the 1611 KJV came known as "He" Bibles and "She" Bibles.

Oh, also, the 1631 KJV forgot to include "not" in one of the Ten Commandments.

The 17th century KJV is full of spelling errors.
---New_England_Puritan on 7/22/11


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Rhonda: You are a perfect example of a hypocrite. You are a self-righteous hypocrite and a heretic to boot.

If anyone needs help it is you and your stupid little pea brained friends on here.

I'm done with this place and heaven help anyone that comes on here for advice.
---poopsey on 7/21/11
****

oh my oh my ...all that "christian love" dripping and ooozing from poopsey's post and all her other hate-filled name-calling posts

I hope that is a promise you will keep poopsey dearest and you seek help for your bitter hateful anger
---Rhonda on 7/22/11


francis//It may beone of Law where the person teaches to obey a law or a given set of laws, and he himself takes every opportunity to disobey them. This is not the same as one who sins, but rather one who willfully sins.

The scripture tells us that the rigtheous shall live by faith, not by law.

Romans 1:17b The just shall live by faith.
Gal. 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

But the one who tries to live by laws will always be a hypocrite since he is incapable to even recognizing his inability to observe all the law.
---leej on 7/22/11


Wow, what varied answers.

Hypocrite meant "the performance of a dramatic text by an actor" and was later used to identify the deception of others usually through a lie.

However, it does not mean simply failing to practice what you preach. Especially, when it comes to sin. Jesus did not call all sinners hypocrites. Rather, He called them sinners.

If a person is struggling with a particular sin, that person may speak strongly against that sin while privately struggling with it.
---Mark_Eaton on 7/22/11


Scott, thank you again.
But to your question
//So who was the savior? Jehovah or Gideon?//
Clearly, it was God, and only God!
Jdg 6:36 And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said!

//And does calling Gideon a 'savior' contradict Isaiah 43:11?//
No! Not to anyone who didnt understand, it was God, by Gideon hand!

But, tell me in truth. You dont see a difference between:
Someone saying God by mine hand and by mine hand

Scott, no disrespect!
But what the bible says is, 1Co_1:21!
So, The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology says.
Is not important to me, its what the bible say!
I fight fire, with fire!
God love us, anyway!
Peace
---TheSeg on 7/22/11


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//I know, you don't view yourself as trinitarian and aka is aok with the polytheism moniker.// Amen! I don't see a need to force three into one for the sake of Judaizers (baptists are somewhat Judaizers too). I prefer to give credence to the three that are spoken of in the whole bible (any non-JW, neo-platonic, babylonian version will do.) Mat 28:19 delineation of three entities.

//I prefer to stick to what God's word does say rather than use non-biblical formulas// fine. if we are on a trip and you suggest a + b, i will save time by taking God-given c.

//Jews never viewed God as anything but one singular Almighty person. [jews] believe so today.// Paul was a Jew. 2Co 13:14. I am not a Jew and some jews, some jews don't.
---aka on 7/21/11


aka, (2)

With their monotheistic views in mind, how strange (deceitful?) for Jesus (if the Almighty) to propagate this false view of 'God' (Mark 12) when having the opportunity to teach, clarify, expound.

Entire chapters of God's word are dedicated to explaining new Christian ideas to 1st century disciples. 1st Corinthians 15 is sometimes called "the resurrection" chapter because its dedicated to teaching and explaining the this important topic.

But the resurrection and all other topics would pale in significance to this monumental change (trinity) for converting Jews. And not a word of instruction. Complete silence?

So we are left to inference and fuzzy math to say what God's word never does.
---scott on 7/22/11


"I am the LORD, and beside me there is no savior!" Isa 43:11 TheSeg

Perhaps the example of Gideon will help. At Judges 6:14 Jehovah commands Gideon to save Israel. But later the savior, Gideon, says Jehovah is saving Israel. (Judges 6:37)

So who was the savior? Jehovah or Gideon? And does calling Gideon a 'savior' contradict Isaiah 43:11?

The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology says:

"Because God is the initiator [source] of salvation, both he and Christ are called 'soter', saviour ..." p. 78, Vol. 2, Zondervan, 1986.

"To the only God, our Savior through Jesus Christ."
Jude 1:25, RSV, NLT, NIV, ESV, NASB, RSV, ASV, DBY. See Jerusalem Bible.
---scott on 7/22/11


Paul, you posted on some other blog you were a pastor, and you post here contrary to the Scriptures. Everyone outside of Christ is a liar and a hypocrite in some part of their lives. No one is without sin. Been forgiven does not mean we do not sin. Unless you too believe you are sinless. Hypocrisy does not have to be intend. Jesus spoke of this in Matthew 7:5, He said "unfair judgment" towards another brother is to be a hypocrite. "Or how can you say to your brother, "let me remove the speck from your eye, and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrites!"
And lying, everyone lies at some point in their lives. That is obvious from the answers I hear from many.
---Mark_V. on 7/21/11


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scott
Help me out here!
You used the name Christ, so you believe in him, right!

I know, Christ said the father sent him.
But added, Joh_12:47: I came to save the world. A singular!
Joh_14:6 again singular!

God is talking here, singular!
Isa_43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.

Isa_43:11 I, even I, am the LORD, and beside me there is no savior!

Christ did say he is the son of God. But, if he is not God!
It would seem someone is lying, God or Christ.
Can you explain?
---TheSeg on 7/21/11


Paul
Thank you for that quick answer.
However, can you explain this to me?
So, I can understand it to.

Rom 3:3 For what if some did not believe?
Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?

Rom 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar, as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.

Because, I believe this is where Gods deliverance comes in!
That every man is a liar. But, not everyone believe it.
---TheSeg on 7/21/11


Paul, Forgive me.
But is not every man a liar?
---TheSeg on 7/21/11

No every man is not a liar, that's where Gods deliverance comes in.

Paul
---paul on 7/21/11


Jesus said to Thomas, "Don't disbelieve but believe."

Thomas then said TO JESUS, "THE GOD of me." (John 20:27-28)

Thomas thus called Jesus HIS God. The JWs special plead their way out of this very clear message that Thomas has called the physically risen Christ THE GOD, not a god.
---Marc on 7/21/11


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aka, (1)

(Yes I know, you don't view yourself as trinitarian and aka is aok with the polytheism moniker).

However, I prefer to stick to what God's word does say rather than use non-biblical formulas to support a doctrine that was simply never commented on by any bible writer.

When Jesus was asked what the most important command was he first cites Deut 6:4 "Hear, O Israel, The Lord our God, [YHWH in Deut] is one God." Mark 12:29-30

Before Christ, Jews for centuries prayed these very words (the Shema) and many Jews speak these words today as their last before going to sleep at night.

Jews never viewed God as anything but one singular Almighty person. They believe so today.

Continued
---scott on 7/21/11


the seg,

the crossfire here is unreal. never for 1 minute did i take you as a JW. That was a comment from Marc. my comment to you was of little importance.

scott, you can't find in the bible, the fact that in a right triangle, a2 + b2 = c2 where c is the hypotenuse, but that does not make it untrue.
---aka on 7/21/11


Rhonda: You are a perfect example of a hypocrite. You are a self-righteous hypocrite and a heretic to boot.

If anyone needs help it is you and your stupid little pea brained friends on here.

I'm done with this place and heaven help anyone that comes on here for advice.
---poopsey on 7/21/11


"1 times 1 times 1 = 1" Marc

Now if only you could find that in God's word...that would be something.
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another math equation? gosh we had math equations on another post with the MAY rapture ...that has been postponed to October lol

not sure how the math factors into hypocrisy

Christ was very clear one is a hypocrite when they PROFESS His name YET do NOT follow HIM

instead they follow traditions of men ...aka babylon pagan traditions found nowhere in Holy Scripture

either one follows EVERY Word or they follow ANOTHER Christ in VAIN Mark 7:7, 2Corin 11:4

---Rhonda on 7/21/11


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Marc,
I'm happy to discuss any topic with you but, then again, it isn't ever really a discussion is it?

You make some sort of statement (or accusation), I respond and you seldom discuss the matter any further. I've asked several questions that you have never answered.

Your approach is similar to the old children's game of doorbell ditch.

Not interested. Thanks anyway.
---scott on 7/21/11


What is a hypocrit? One who makes everyone think they are so spiritual but lives like the devil.
---shira3877 on 7/21/11


Just so were clear on the 1+1=2.
I was not talking about nor referring to God!

But to aka when he said:
I did not say that he judged anyone.
I said that he judged the actions of the Pharisees.

That is what youre saying, he judge them!
Just so you know, judging some ones actions or the size of their shoe, is judging them.

Just wondering do some now feel Im a JW? No!
I believe in The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit!
And all in, One God!
God Bless.



Paul, Forgive me.
But is not every man a liar?
Does not every man lie?
Is this not in every man?

Then is this not insincerity, pretense, duplicity and two-facedness?
Or Hypocrisy!
---TheSeg on 7/21/11


Well, Scott, Thomas thought Jesus to be The God. At John 20:28 Thomas touches the FLESH of Jesus and says TO JESUS, "The Lord of me and THE GOD OF ME."

Sorry, Scott, but to whom did Thomas declare that that same person was THE GOD? Or do you and the Watchtower think there are now 2 THE GODS?
---Marc on 7/21/11


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"1 times 1 times 1 = 1" Marc

Now if only you could find that in God's word...that would be something.
---scott on 7/20/11


One for the JWs:...Three things can equal one.
---Marc on 7/19/11

yes, that is true. I already established that...the importance of subject matter and variables.

In the Lord's economy:

Father x 1 Son x 1 Spirit = 1 mysterious Godliness.

AND

Father + 1 Son + 1 Spirit = 1 mysterious Godliness.

I would say one more for the JWs taking what is written out of context for their own purpose.

There is only One in Tri-unity.
---aka on 7/20/11


a pastor who accuse you that self is a SIN yet makes himself rich with tithe money.
---mike on 7/19/11


One for the JWs:

1 to the power of 3 (i.e. 1x1x1) equals 3?

Of course not!

1 times 1 times 1 = 1

Three things can equal one.
---Marc on 7/19/11


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A hypocrite is the person that complains about drunk drivers because he can't find a parking place close to his favorite bar.
OOPS! I forgot, hypocrites are only found in churches, right.
---Harold on 7/19/11


Someone who usually starts a conversation with. "Now I know I am not perfect but He does/did ..."
Romans 7:14-17. 15 "...I want to do right but i don't do it. Instead I do what I hate. Even Paul struggled being a hypocrite, because we all are.
---Scott on 7/19/11


Paul- Hypocrisy is sin and that's what I called it. But for the Christian, I believe it often IS unintentional.
---Donna66 on 7/18/11

I understand hypocrisy is sin just as adultery or lying but I don't say everyone but Jesus is a liar or an adulterer.

We are not all hypocrites and their is not NT Bible for that, which makes it a view or an opinion.

Paul
---paul on 7/18/11


Paul- Hypocrisy is sin and that's what I called it. But for the Christian, I believe it often IS unintentional.

Have you never heard yourself talking about what the Lord would require of us... and then thought, "Ooo, I'm really not the best example of this myself sometimes"? Maybe you haven't. But I have had the Holy Spirit pull me up short.
I've been deceptive... deceiving myself into believing I'm better than I really am. It always calls for repentance even if not deliberate.
I hear people on these blogs harshly criticizing others for the very things they do themselves. I'm positive they are not even aware of it. It looks like hypocrisy. If it looks like... and talks like...well, you know the rest.
---Donna66 on 7/18/11


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//is not 1+1=2?//

depends on what the subject matter and the variables are.

1 (man) + 1 (woman) = 2 (people)

1 (man) + 1 (woman) = 1 (couple)

1 (man) + 1 (woman) = 3 (people) if they have a baby, which makes 1 (family)

so, does not 1+1+1=1 and 1+1=2?

maybe, it was the phraseology, but it really does not matter.

What matters is that Jesus Christ, son of the Father, who sent the Holy Spirit matters. 1+1+1 = 3 = 1 Godliness...what a mystery!
---aka on 7/18/11


Aka, nevertheless you are speaking to me of truth.

Let look at your words!
//TheSeg, I did not say that he judged anyone. I said that he judged the actions of the Pharisees.// is not 1+1=2?

As I said before, I say here again, no he didnt!
The fact is, he told everyone in Mat_23:3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do!

In other words, its not The Word Of God, its ones own understanding of it!
Luk_6:37, Mat_7:2
Maybe you should be asking me. Why!
Instead of, that simply is not a true statement.
Mar_4:24...and unto you that hear shall more be given.

Everyone think, God is judging them!
This is not a true statement!
Joh_5:22!
God bless!
---TheSeg on 7/17/11


//aka, did he judge them? Or simply speak the truth?//

theSeg, i did not say that he judged anyone. i said that he judged the actions of the pharisees.

you said another for anything. that simply is not a true statement.

judgement is judgement whether righteous or unrighteous and jesus used hypocrites and was not being hypocritical.
---aka on 7/17/11


A hypocrit is a fraud. Many of them go to church on Sunday, showing themselves in front of others as if they were holy, but then after church outside they live in sin and are worldly until the next Sunday when they put on their fake and worthless holy face.
---Eloy on 7/17/11


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aka, did he judge them? Or simply speak the truth?
Judge not according to the appearance,but judge righteous judgment!
Ye judge after the flesh, I judge no man.

And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?


I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he that sent me is true, and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
---TheSeg on 7/17/11


Donna
Good point but it seems the word hypocrite is replacing the word sin or sinner.

They are not the same, hypocrisy is when someone sets out maliciously with intent to deceive.

It is a theatrical term actors used to describe their actions.

I don't know about anyone else but I do not set out to willfully deceive anyone.

We can at times be passively deceptive but that is not hypocrisy that is being human and exhibiting our shortcomings, no malaise their.

I'm sorry but I disagree and I find that concept no where in the scriptures.

Paul
---paul on 7/17/11


Living up to what someone claims to believe or do is worthless if one is seeking the approval or recognition or admiration from MAN

Christ pointed out to the Pharisee's their RELIGIOUS hypocrisy ...they gave in service, prayer, and fasting ...all of these were OUTWARD show-y displays of their religiousness to win praise from mortal men ...Christ stated their rewards would be from men

however practicing these in private ...God would see and reward

whenever anyone does something to make a religious show of how "christian" they are they are ONLY doing it for men ...not God
---Rhonda on 7/17/11


//Anyone who judges another for anything, is a hypocrite.//

Jesus judged the actions of the pharisees. he used the word.
---aka on 7/17/11


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Paul-- Hypocrisy is one sinful complexity of human nature that no one likes, but everyone (even Christians) practice from time to time...mostly without realizing it! I don't know many Christians who say, "Well, this is what I really believe, but I'm not going to act that way". These are often not "willful sinners".

Christians have the Holy Spirit to point out to them these conscious or unconscious inconsistancies...as Jesus did to the pharisees (who unfortunately didn't listen). Thereby, if a believer is willing to listen to the convicting Holy Spirit, they can repent, alter their behavior, and receive forgiveness of this sin through the blood sacrifice of Jesus.
---Donna66 on 7/17/11


//a). Everyone except Jesus is a hypocrite.//
---jerry6593 on 7/16/11

//Then Jesus will be the only one in Heaven according to this deduction.//
---Paul on 7/16/11

Those in Heaven will be FORGIVEN hypocrites, only BECAUSE of Jesus.
---Donna66 on 7/17/11


"Everyone except Jesus is a hypocrite." jerry6593

What an excellent and more importantly, a truthful answer.
---christan on 7/16/11

Do you all understand the ramifications of being a hypocrite, a true biblical hypocrite will be eternally damned.

You can jump into that sinking ship if you'd like but not ALL are hypocrites.

Mt 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of

Paul
---paul on 7/17/11


Just what Jesus said hypocrites are.
---Frank on 7/16/11


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"Everyone except Jesus is a hypocrite." jerry6593

What an excellent and more importantly, a truthful answer.
---christan on 7/16/11


A hypocrite is a person who strongly advocates certain beliefs (and especially one who attempts to force such beliefs on others), while at the same time living a lifestyle that demonstrates a total disregard and contempt for such beliefs.

For example, an alcoholic who preaches abstinence and goes to A.A. meetings faithfuly, but on occasionaly stumbles and has a drink, is an imperfect and flawed human being, but not a hypocrite.

But an alcoholic who keeps a bottle of scotch in his pantry, and has a drink every day (except on A.A. meeting days) IS a hypocrite.

So is one who only stumbles occasionally, but then condemns anyone else who does the same.
---StrongAxe on 7/16/11


a hyprcrite is one who does a particular thing,then tells you you are sinning doing exactly the same thing.
---tom2 on 7/16/11


The American Indian said white man speak with forked tongue because the whites promised much,and delivered nothing. Many whites pretended to have virtues which made them trustworthy when in fact they were liers,cheats,thieves and even murders of the Indian people. A hypocrite gives a false appearence pretending to be something he's not. You could say he is a lying con man.
---Darlene_1 on 7/16/11


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c) other
Anyone who judges another for anything, is a hypocrite.

Behold, if you are a person and rest in the law.
Making a boast of God. And believe you know his will.
Approve things being instructed out of the law.
I dont think anything else had to be said. Do you?

But, if you are still:
confident that you are a guide to the blind.
light of them which are in darkness.
An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes.
And only have a form of knowledge and of the truth of the law.
Then, you might be a redneck!

But, if you believe he did all these things for you.
And dont believe they are your brother also.
You still might be!
---TheSeg on 7/16/11


In reading other posts, it's interesting to note who Jesus calls hypocrites.josef's distinction of teachers of the Law' and 'those who Judged others by the Law'" speaks volumes. It seems their very nature is hypocritical, as opposed to one who on occasion, has done something hypocritical.
---christina on 7/16/11


a). Everyone except Jesus is a hypocrite.
---jerry6593 on 7/16/11


Then Jesus will be the only one in Heaven according to this deduction.

Paul
---paul on 7/16/11


i can't answer this question for others, but I fit a, b, and c without debate.
---aka on 7/16/11


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Their are many forms of
hypocrisy, for the most part it is someone who projects something that they truly are not.

That is not one who is missing the mark, you don't see a lot of that on cnet for unfortunately most people here truly do believe their unbiblical views.
Not all but some.
Most hypocrisy here comes by way of man stnding in the way of all men being saved.

And that will indeed carry a stiff penalty.

Mt 23:13 "But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men, for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.

Paul
---paul on 7/16/11


"The only people Jesus called hypocrites were the religious leaders and the judgmental,"
This line would read better as the only people Jesus called hypocrites were the 'teachers of the Law' and 'those who Judged others by the Law'.
I meant no offense towards religious leaders "prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers" are truly His gifts to the Body of Christ.
---josef on 7/16/11


It is someone who teaches / preaches one thing, and does the other.

The teaching may be one of faith, and yet the person may demonstrate no faith in God

It may beone of Law where the person teaches to obey a law or a given set of laws, and he himself takes every opportunity to disobey them. This is not the same as one who sins, but rather one who willfully sins
---francis on 7/16/11


both,and one who harshly judges others while doing similar things,or making similiar decisions.we all make mistakes,we all are sinners.my favorite saying is HATE THE SIN NOT THE SINNER.
---tom2 on 7/16/11


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a). Everyone except Jesus is a hypocrite.
---jerry6593 on 7/16/11


we all do at times ,remember what jesus said to peter ,GET THEE BEHIND ME SATAN.
---tom2 on 7/16/11


"What is a hypocrite?" A pretender. One who "say, and do not".
The only people Jesus called hypocrites were the religious leaders and the judgmental, and informed the masses that "All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, [that] observe and do, but do not ye after their works: 'for they say, and do not'." Mat 23:3
---josef on 7/16/11


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