Hypocrisy

Most people in the U.S.A. can tell you what Christians believe, but watch the confusion in their eyes if you ask them how Christians live.

That is sad.

I’ve often heard it said, “You may be the only Bible someone ever reads.” Originally the term “Christians” (which means little Christs) was meant as a derogatory term. Early followers of Jesus were known as “followers of The Way.” The term “Christian” stuck because followers of Jesus loved it. It communicated exactly what they were trying and hoping to be. I don’t know what nicknames you’ve heard lately for Christians, but I’m guessing they don’t mean “little Christs.”

Luke 11:39-42

39 Then the Lord said to him, “Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. 40 You foolish people! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also? 41 But give what is inside [the dish] to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.

42 “Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving the former undone.”