Saturday, 19 October 2013

Hypocrites.

What is it that makes people say one thing (in church) and do another (during the week).

Quite contrary to the popular belief that these people are wicked or sinful, I believe that the reason is fear.

The fear that what they espouse on Sundays will not work in the world drives them to behave differently in their work environment and even in their family life.

And the fear of ostracism causes them to mouth agreement with Jesus on Sundays.

The fear of hell makes them say one thing and do another.

So, rather than thinking of these people as the enemy, we should have compassion for them, so ruled are they by fear.

Their fear makes them do what everybody else does - at work and in church.

How can we reduce their fear?

By removing the threat of hell to begin with.

And increasing their faith.

That God will deliver us; and God will provide.

Pray for this.

3 comments:

  1. Michael, I am always impressed with your message of love and your opposition to fear. I am of the same mind.

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  2. Tim,
    Thank you for your comment.
    If we could remove fear of hell from the pulpit
    what a difference it would make!

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