Following Jesus should make Christians the happiest and most humble people in the world. Then why does it seem that they always are fighting each other and society? Maybe it’s time to rethink what it means to follow Jesus in the 21st century and rediscover what actually made the first Jesus Followers so different and inviting.
What people hate most about religion are judgmental hypocrites. And maybe we won’t make many friends with this one, but Christians can be the WORST. Like, if Jesus is who he said he was (loving, kind, compassionate), and Christianity is “real,” why are so many people turned off to church because of the people who are in them?! Really, it boils down to this: Hypocrisy is the difference between who we are and who we pretend to be. Well, we hope in listening to this you can find some practical steps to avoiding it, whether you’re a Jesus Follower or not.
As we conclude this series we’ll tackle THE most offensive thing about Christianity: that there’s no other way but Jesus. As we unpack this central & often offensive truth about the Christian faith, we’ll also discover that there’s good news for you in the mix.
For many people the greatest “proof” against God’s existence is the behavior of Christians. In fact, the hypocrisy of Christians and the Church is one of the biggest problems of Christianity. The first step in dealing with the problem of hypocrisy is admitting it’s true. The second step is getting an accurate view of how to be a Christian and live out the Christian faith; this is achieved only by closely looking at its founder, Jesus and understanding the real and true message of Christianity. Because the truth is Jesus hates hypocrisy, but died for sinners. Listen in for more…