” I don’t go to church because its full of hypocrites”
Have you ever heard that before? Have you ever said that before? I think we can all agree that our definition of a hypocrite is someone who says one thing but does another.
So what do Christians say they are? One of the basic principles of Christianity is that we are all sinners, every one of us. When some one becomes saved, they are just as ornery and sinful as they were before. Some people have an incredible experience that instantly turns their life around, but for the majority of us, we wake up the next morning the same person. The difference is that our focus has changed. The biggest change comes when we realize what we were headed for and that Jesus paid an awful penalty to get us out of that mess because He loved us and we have nothing to offer Him. Christians want to get to know Jesus and emulate Him. Sort of like a young child using his little plastic tools to help his father work on the car. The child contributes nothing, but the father smiles because he knows the child wants to be like him. Christians want to be like the Father too, but our sinful nature prevents it. The greater effort we make in trying to help”Dad” , the closer we get to Him. We study about Him and what He does, past, present, and future.
Does becoming saved make us flawless? Hardly! Does that mean we’re hypocrites? Just the opposite, we know who we really are as sinners. No hypocrisy, just broken people with a better future.
I hope you’re able to find a church that you’re comfortable with. There are many different worship styles, so don’t give up if the first one isn’t right for you. You might find out that hanging out with us sinners isn’t so bad after all. Welcome, friends!