February 25, 2008

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children…” – Ephesians 5:1

Of the major objections to Christianity, this one is still at the top of the charts: “I’m not interested in Christianity or the church because the church is a bunch of hypocrites and I don’t want to have anything to do with them.”

It might surprise people who’ve made a statement like that to know that they are right. The church is full of hypocrites, but I can’t think of a better place for a bunch of hypocrites to be than in church. You see, the church is not a hotel for saints; it’s a hospital for sinners. It’s a place where people go when they recognize they need help.

Let me encourage you to do this: instead of blaming Jesus Christ for the shortcomings of His followers, I challenge you to look at the person of Christ in Scripture. You’ll find no hypocrisy in Him. Look at the person of Christ and you’ll find the most genuine person who has ever lived.