I have heard that some I hold very dear, are stating their reason for walking away from the Lord is because of all the hypocrisy in the church. Welllll this is interesting. Interesting that one who has known God’s love and mercy would walk away from it because someone else is a hypocrite. Interesting that one who has known God’s healing and grace would walk away from Him and all He sacrificed for their salvation, because someone else is a hypocrite. The lies of the enemy are powerful tools and lethal as well. I don’t know how anyone would be able to just walk away who has truly known God, but I have seen it happen and it has happened to one who is incredibly dear to me. I also think that the “I don’t serve God because of all the hypocrites” is a crock and a poor excuse. We are all hypocrites in one way or another. We all do and say things we regret and wish had not been said or done. We all pretend to be what we are not, wanting to impress others or blend in, whatever the case may be. There are no exceptions to this, we are all human and we are all going to make mistakes. If I were to base my relationship with God, my husband, my children, my friends etc…on how someone else behaves than I would have no relationships at all. Others hypocrisy is not the reason that you no longer believe my dear, it is your own hypocrisy that is standing in the way of your relationship or lack there of with God. I have no reason to believe that this precious person even reads my blog, but it by chance you do, I want you to know that I love you dearly and I pray for you everyday, even in my hypocrisy I have a relationship with God, and he hears your name called out in prayer. My relationship with God is not based on my goodness or abilities but on His goodness and ability to keep me even in my hypocrisy. As He does with all those who love and serve Him. I don’t think I am the hypocrite you were talking about, but it dosn’t matter who it is, what matters is that you are believing a lie and accepting less than the best for your life. The enemy has laid before you a banquet of rotting food and blinded your eyes so that you think it is wonderful. I pray for your eyes to be opened and your ears unstopped, for the truth to be revealed in your life and the lies exposed. God has a plan for your life that is wonderful and fulfilling, but He won’t make you live that life, you can stay in the dark and perish if that is what you insist on. But you don’t have to. You will always have the hypocrites around you, your choice is to live for God on earth among the hypocrites and spend eternity with Him in heaven or live for the devil and spend eternity with him in hell along with the “hypocrites” that were truly liars and cheats.
Bottom line is that you make your choices, not because of hypocrites but because that is what you want to do. Hypocrites are nothing more than an excuse to make you feel better about yourself and why you chose to walk away. I know I am being harsh, I know that I am offensive, I also know that it is time to call black black and white white. It is time to stop being so worried about offending and be worried about souls that are dying and going to a devils hell because we in the church are afraid to speak truth for fear of offending someone. I for one am tired of blending in and not making a scene for the sake of keeping peace. Hell is real and Heaven is real, God is real and the devil is real. Jesus died so that we can be saved from a very real devils hell, rejecting that gift, that sacrifice will not go down better with God if your reason for doing so was because there were just to many hypocrites in the church.