There are many people in this world that look at Christians as hypocrites because of the way they live their lives. I have heard this excuse many times as the reason someone gives as to why they want nothing to do with being a Christian.
This is why it is imperative that those that profess a relationship with Jesus Christ live an exemplary life. We cannot live as the world lives while saying that we are Christians because we are the example that they will be looking at.
Those that live the type of life that is hypocritical, will eventually have to answer to God for what they are doing and will need to seek forgiveness for that lifestyle. By living that type of life they are, in essence, cheating on God.
Having said that, let me say that this is not about living an exemplary life. This is about those that say they want nothing to do with Christianity because they see Christians as hypocrites.
I have wondered how a person can use another person’s lifestyle as a deciding factor in how they live their own lives.
Do they really think that someone else’s life is a good enough reason to make a decision that will have eternal consequences?
How can they base their own relationship with God on someone else’s relationship with God?
A person’s relationship with God is between them and Him, and should not be based on what someone else does.
After all, if a married friend cheated on their spouse, would that knowledge lead one to turn away from their own marriage? No.
Wouldn’t they be more likely to work harder at making their marriage work in order to keep the same thing from happening?
Why then would someone look at a person that is cheating on God and decide to turn away from God?
Our relationship with God is between us and God, and should have nothing to do with someone else.
Our decision to accept Jesus as Savior should not hinge on what someone else is doing.
The other person will eventually answer for what they have done, whether good or bad.
And so will we.