The Hypocritical Church

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  The hypocritical church is composed by much of what labels itself as "Christian". It is not limited to any specific group, congregation, denomination, or Church. No group will claim the title as, 'the Hypocritical Church'; yet, many earn the title by their actions. The following are fictional, although some were inspired by actual events. The attitudes represented are not limited to any specific Church, Denomination, or group. They may even apply to each of us on a personal level.

Sunday Late Edition
  Police removed a homeless person from the steps of XYZ Church, this morning at the request of the Pastor. Pastor ABC of this Christian Church, stated that the members of his congregation complained because the man smelled and appeared disheveled.
"- Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger ............. and did not minister to You?
Then He shall answer them, saying, Truly I say to you, In as much as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me."

(Mat 25:44-45)

Christian News Gazette
  Two resolutions at the general meeting of the Combined Worldwide Assembly of the ZSW Church were defeated yesterday. Resolution one, called for issuance of a declaration that, "Jesus Christ is the only source for man's salvation."
Resolution 2, called for the issuance of a public declaration that, "Homosexuality is a sin and abhorrent to God." Both resolutions were soundly defeated on the grounds that they might offend some person, or group of persons, and would portray the Church as being intolerant.

"And there is salvation in no other One (Jesus); for there is no other name under Heaven given among men by which we must be saved."
(Act 4:12)
"Surely you know that the wicked will not possess God's Kingdom. Do not fool yourselves; people who are immoral or who worship idols or are adulterers or homosexual perverts or who steal or are greedy or are drunkards or who slander others or are thieves---none of these will possess God's Kingdom."
(1Co 6:9-10)
"Therefore go and teach all nations ..... teaching them to observe all things, whatever I commanded you."
(Mat 28:19-20)

Minutes of the Christian Education Executive Committee Meeting
  Deacon WQP made a motion that discussions of abortion & 'gay-lifestyles' be banned from all classes, since these issues are too controversial. Elder NJK seconded the motion stating that it was a matter of conscience anyway. Motion passed unanimously.
"You know the commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not kill -"
"If you love Me, keep My commandments."

(Luke 18:20 & John 14:15)

News for Christians Wire Service
  The largest Church has stated that they will no longer object to the categorization of 'Allah, Buddha, Ravi, etc." as being God.
"Declare and bring near; yea, let them take counsel together. Who has declared this of old? Who has told it from then? Is it not I, Jehovah? And there is no other God besides Me; a just God and a Savior; there is none besides Me. "
(Isa 45:21)
"- the sons of God.... in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation. Among these you shine as lights in the world, holding forth the Word of Life -"
(Phi 2:15-16)

The Court Reporter
  Christian Educator DFG was convicted, today, of aggravated sexual contact with several students over the course of five years. In a related case, Deacon GNI, the Academy's principal was convicted of conspiracy and hindering a criminal investigation for covering up the crimes of his friend, and employee, DFG.
"You are the light of the world."
"Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father who is in Heaven."

(Mat 5:14 & 16)

  Jesus expresses His contempt for, and condemnation of, the hypocritical religious in Matthew 12:34 & 23:33,
"Offspring of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks."
"Serpents! Offspring of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?"

  The role of the Church founded by Jesus Christ is to preach His Gospel. It is not meant to be tolerant of sin, submissive, or conformed to Society's morality. It was never meant to compromise His teachings to fit in with National, or World, views. There is no room in Jesus Christ's Church for any who subscribe to the 'go along to get along' attitude, that is prevalent today. If Jesus had labored to compromise, fit in, and be tolerant, He would have failed in the Commission He was given by the Father.The 'light of the world', the 'Christian' Church, has become hypocritical & nothing more than an unnoticeable spark in the darkness.

"I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot.
I would that you were cold or hot.
So because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot,
I will vomit you out of My mouth."

(Rev 3:15-16)

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