The most common charge leveled against the Christian faith is that Christians are “just a bunch of hypocrites.”
Sadly, those who make such a charge often have someone in mind who claimed to be a Christian, but didn’t act like it.
What they may not know, however, is that some of Jesus’ strongest words were reserved for hypocrites – for people who claimed to believe in God and follow His laws, but in reality lived only for themselves. He compared them to “whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean” (Matthew 23:27).
If you love me, you will obey what I command.
Billy Graham – Wisdom For Each Day