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Firestarter:
This could very well be the only “Christian” thread I ever start on this forum.


When I look at religion, I’m not very interested in:
Who or what created our world and what happens to us when we die.
And aspects of ritual or ceremony, including clothes, should have nothing to do with religion.

In my opinion the most important aspect a religion could “teach” us are morals.
A problem with morals is that people often use these to condemn other, while for some reason the same people are more lenient on themselves.

I think that one of biggest problems in our world is hypocrisy (of course very political correct!).
The following are my favourite quotes from the Bible and deal with “hypocrites” and “hypocrisy”. I have the impression that our current day words “hypocrites” and “hypocrisy” are more narrow than what is described in the following parts of the New Testament.


Matthew 23:14-33

--- Quote ---Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!

Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.
Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.
And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.
And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,

And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.
Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.
Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?
--- End quote ---


Matthew 6:1-6

--- Quote ---Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.
--- End quote ---


Matthew 15:7-11

--- Quote ---Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,
This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:
Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
--- End quote ---

 
Luke 6:41-45

--- Quote ---And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.

For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
--- End quote ---

Firestarter:
Here is some more information on hypocrites, hypocrisy (courtesy of Notmartha of Lawfulpath.com)


BIBLE STUDIES

Vincent's New Testament Word Studies (1891), vol. I, p. 150.

--- Quote ---Hypocrites (ὑποκριταί)
From ὑποκρίνω, to separate gradually; so of separating the truth from a mass of falsehood, and thence to subject to inquiry, and, as a result of this, to expound or interpret what is elicited. Then, to reply to inquiry, and so to answer on the stage, to speak in dialogue, to act. From this the transition is easy to assuming, feigning, playing a part. The hypocrite is, therefore, etymologically, an actor.
--- End quote ---

Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words. William Edwy Vine,

--- Quote ---5272. HUPOKRISIS. Hypocrisy. Primarily denotes 'a reply, an answer' (akin to hupokrinomai, 'to answer'); then, 'play-acting,' as the actors spoke in dialogue; hence, 'pretence, hypocrisy'; it is translated 'hypocrisy' in Matt. 23:28; Mark 12:15; Luke 12:1; 1 Tim. 4:2; the plural in 1 Pet. 2:1. For Gal. 2:13 and anupokritos, "without hypocrisy," in Jas. 3:17, see DISSIMULATION."
--- End quote ---


--- Quote ---5273 HUPOKRITES. Hypocrite. Corresponding to the above, primarily denotes 'one who answers'; then, 'a stage-actor'; it was a custom for Greek and Roman actors to speak in large masks with mechanical devices for augmenting the force of the voice; hence the word became used metaphorically of 'a dissembler, a hypocrite.' It is found only in the Synoptists, and always used by the Lord, fifteen times in Matthew; elsewhere, Mark 7:6; Luke 6:42; 11:44 (in some mss.); 12:56; 13:15
--- End quote ---


Easton's Bible Dictionary, Matthew George Easton, 1897

--- Quote ---Hypocrite
One who puts on a mask and feigns himself to be what he is not; a dissembler in religion. Our Lord severely rebuked the scribes and Pharisees for their hypocrisy (Mat 6:2, 5, 16). "The hypocrite's hope shall perish" (Job 8:13). The Hebrew word here rendered "hypocrite" rather means the "godless" or "profane," as it is rendered in Jer 23:11, i.e., polluted with crimes.
--- End quote ---


The Dominion of Providence over the Passions of Men, A Sermon by John Witherspoon

--- Quote ---Many from a real or pretended fear of the imputation of hypocrisy, banish from their conversation and carriage every appearance of respect and submission to the Living God. What a weakness and meanness of spirit does it discover for a man to be ashamed in the presence of his fellow sinners, to profess that reverence to Almighty God which he inwardly feels? The truth is, he makes himself truly liable to the accusation which he means to avoid. It is as genuine and perhaps a more culpable hypocrisy to appear to have less religion than you really have, than to appear to have more. This false shame is a more extensive evil than is commonly apprehended. We contribute constantly, though insensibly, to form each others character and manners; and therefore, the usefulness of a strictly holy and conscientious deportment is not confined to the possessor, but spreads its happy influence to all that are within its reach. I need scarcely add, that in proportion as men are distinguished by understanding, literature, age, rank, office, wealth, or any other circumstance, their example will be useful on the one hand, or pernicious on the other.
--- End quote ---


Matthew Henry's Commentary On the Whole Bible, (1706) Vol. 5, pp.65 and 66.

--- Quote ---We must take heed of hypocrisy and worldlymindedness in choosing the master we serve. v. 24. No man can serve two masters. Serving two masters is contrary to the single eye; for the eye will be to the master's hand. Ps. 123:1, 2.
Our Lord Jesus here exposes the cheat which those put upon their own souls, who think to divide between God and the world, to have a treasure on earth, and a treasure in Heaven too, to please God and please men too. Why not? says the hypocrite; it is good to have two strings to one's bow.
They hope to make their religion serve their secular interest, and so turn to account both ways. The pretending mother was for dividing the child; the Samaritans will compound between God and idols. No, says Christ, this will not do; it is but a supposition that gain is godliness, 1 Tim. 6:5.
--- End quote ---


Rev. Jeremy Taylor (1647)

--- Quote ---Force in matters of opinion can do no good, but is very apt to do hurt; for no man can change his opinion when he will, or be satisfied in his reason that his opinion is false because discountenanced. If a man could change his opinion when he lists, he might cure many inconveniences of his life: all his fears and his sorrows would soon disband, if he would but alter his opinion, whereby he is persuaded that such an accident that afflicts him is an evil, and such an object formidable; let him but believe himself impregnable, or that he receives a benefit when he is plundered, disgraced, imprisoned, condemned, and afflicted, neither his sleeps need to be disturbed, nor his quietness discomposed. But if a man cannot change his opinion when he lists, nor ever does heartily or resolutely but when he cannot do otherwise, then to use force may make him an hypocrite but never to be right believer; and so, instead of erecting a trophy to God and true religion, we build a monument for the devil.
--- End quote ---


Herald of Gospel Liberty,  Elias Smith, January 19, 1810

--- Quote ---As truth is no private man's property, and all Christians are under obligations to propagate it; I do also declare that every Christian has a right to publish and vindicate what he believes is contained in the Scriptures; to speak and write against all corruption of the word, either in doctrine or practice; and to expose the errors of good men, and the wickedness, oppression, and hypocrisy of ungodly men; that every Christian has not only a right, but is commanded to separate from such professors whose doctrine and worship are contrary to what he finds recorded in the Scriptures; and that he has a right to enjoy without disturbance, oppression, or disgrace, or any kind of punishment, civil or ecclesiastical, the liberty of serving God, with any other company of Christians, as he shall judge most expedient and useful to him.
--- End quote ---



DEFINITIONS

Webster’s Dictionary of the English Language, 1828

--- Quote ---HYP'OCRITE, noun
1. One who feigns to be what he is not; one who has the form of godliness without the power, or who assumes an appearance of piety and virtue, when he is destitute of true religion.
And the hypocrite's hope shall perish. Job 8:1.
2. A dissembler; one who assumes a false appearance.
Fair hypocrite you seek to cheat in vain.
--- End quote ---


--- Quote ---HYPOC'RISY, noun [Latin hypocrisis; Gr. simulation; to feign; to separate, discern or judge.]
1. Simulation; a feigning to be what one is not; or dissimulation, a concealment of one's real character or motives. More generally, hypocrisy is simulation, or the assuming of a false appearance of virtue or religion; a deceitful show of a good character, in morals or religion; a counterfeiting of religion.
Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy Luke 12:1.
2. Simulation; deceitful appearance; false pretence.
Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy.
--- End quote ---


The Century Dictionary, an Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language, 1895

--- Quote ---hypocrite (hip'o-krit), n.
L., a mimic who accompanied the delivery of an actor by gestures;
One who assumes a false appearance; one who feigns to be what he is not, or to feel or believe what he does not actually feel or believe; especially, a false pretender to virtue or piety.
--- End quote ---


The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English, 1919

--- Quote ---hypo'crisy, n.
Simulation of virtue or goodness ; dissimulation, pretence, [f. OF ypocrisie f. eccl. L f. Gk hupokrisis lit. acting of a part. f. hupokrinomai (hupo- hypo- + krino decide, judge)]
--- End quote ---


--- Quote ---hypocrite, n.
Person guilty of hypocrisy; dissembler, pretender. So hypocritiCAL a.,
--- End quote ---


Funk & Wagnalls Standard College Dictionary, 1977

--- Quote ---Hypocrisy
The pretense of having feelings or characteristics one does not possess; especially, the deceitful assumption of praiseworthy qualities; insincerity.
--- End quote ---


--- Quote ---Hypocrite
One who practices hypocrisy.
--- End quote ---



MISCELLANEOUS CITATIONS

Stillingfleet, Sermons, II.i.

--- Quote ---The fawning, sneaking, and flattering hypocrite, that will do or be any thing for his own advantage, is despised by those he courts, hated by good men, and at last tormented by his own conscience.
--- End quote ---


Milton

--- Quote ---And in matters of Religion there is not any thing more intolerable then a learned foole, or a learned Hypocrite.
--- End quote ---


"The Tragic Era: The Revolution After Lincoln," Claude G. Bowers, 1929

--- Quote ---Never have American public men in responsible positions, directing the destiny of the Nation, been so brutal, hypocritical, and corrupt. The Constitution was treated as a door mat on which politicians and army officers wiped their feet after wading in the muck. Never has the Supreme Court been treated with such ineffable contempt, and never has that tribunal so often cringed before the clamor of the mob.
--- End quote ---


Mansfield, Chamberlain v. Evans (1767), 16 Parl.Hist 313, 325.

--- Quote ---Conscience is not controlable by human laws, nor amenable to human tribunals. Persecution, or attempts to force consciences, will never produce conviction; and are only calculated to make hypocrites, or martyrs
--- End quote ---


Rowland Hill, Aug. 30, 1775.

--- Quote ---If a person was to attend the levee of an earthly prince every court day, and pay his obeisance punctually and respectfully, but at other times speak and act in opposition to his sovereign, the king would justly deem such a one a hypocrite and an enemy. Nor will a solemn and stated attendance on the means of grace in the house of God prove us to be God's children and friends if we confine our religion to the church walls, and do not devote our lips and lives to the glory of that Saviour we profess to love.
--- End quote ---

Bladerunner:

--- Quote from: Firestarter on January 20, 2019, 11:33:57 am ---Here is some more information on hypocrites, hypocrisy (courtesy of Notmartha of Lawfulpath.com)


BIBLE STUDIES

Vincent's New Testament Word Studies (1891), vol. I, p. 150.

--- Quote ---Hypocrites (ὑποκριταί)
From ὑποκρίνω, to separate gradually; so of separating the truth from a mass of falsehood, and thence to subject to inquiry, and, as a result of this, to expound or interpret what is elicited. Then, to reply to inquiry, and so to answer on the stage, to speak in dialogue, to act. From this the transition is easy to assuming, feigning, playing a part. The hypocrite is, therefore, etymologically, an actor.
--- End quote ---

Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words. William Edwy Vine,

--- Quote ---5272. HUPOKRISIS. Hypocrisy. Primarily denotes 'a reply, an answer' (akin to hupokrinomai, 'to answer'); then, 'play-acting,' as the actors spoke in dialogue; hence, 'pretence, hypocrisy'; it is translated 'hypocrisy' in Matt. 23:28; Mark 12:15; Luke 12:1; 1 Tim. 4:2; the plural in 1 Pet. 2:1. For Gal. 2:13 and anupokritos, "without hypocrisy," in Jas. 3:17, see DISSIMULATION."
--- End quote ---


--- Quote ---5273 HUPOKRITES. Hypocrite. Corresponding to the above, primarily denotes 'one who answers'; then, 'a stage-actor'; it was a custom for Greek and Roman actors to speak in large masks with mechanical devices for augmenting the force of the voice; hence the word became used metaphorically of 'a dissembler, a hypocrite.' It is found only in the Synoptists, and always used by the Lord, fifteen times in Matthew; elsewhere, Mark 7:6; Luke 6:42; 11:44 (in some mss.); 12:56; 13:15
--- End quote ---


Easton's Bible Dictionary, Matthew George Easton, 1897

--- Quote ---Hypocrite
One who puts on a mask and feigns himself to be what he is not; a dissembler in religion. Our Lord severely rebuked the scribes and Pharisees for their hypocrisy (Mat 6:2, 5, 16). "The hypocrite's hope shall perish" (Job 8:13). The Hebrew word here rendered "hypocrite" rather means the "godless" or "profane," as it is rendered in Jer 23:11, i.e., polluted with crimes.
--- End quote ---


The Dominion of Providence over the Passions of Men, A Sermon by John Witherspoon

--- Quote ---Many from a real or pretended fear of the imputation of hypocrisy, banish from their conversation and carriage every appearance of respect and submission to the Living God. What a weakness and meanness of spirit does it discover for a man to be ashamed in the presence of his fellow sinners, to profess that reverence to Almighty God which he inwardly feels? The truth is, he makes himself truly liable to the accusation which he means to avoid. It is as genuine and perhaps a more culpable hypocrisy to appear to have less religion than you really have, than to appear to have more. This false shame is a more extensive evil than is commonly apprehended. We contribute constantly, though insensibly, to form each others character and manners; and therefore, the usefulness of a strictly holy and conscientious deportment is not confined to the possessor, but spreads its happy influence to all that are within its reach. I need scarcely add, that in proportion as men are distinguished by understanding, literature, age, rank, office, wealth, or any other circumstance, their example will be useful on the one hand, or pernicious on the other.
--- End quote ---


Matthew Henry's Commentary On the Whole Bible, (1706) Vol. 5, pp.65 and 66.

--- Quote ---We must take heed of hypocrisy and worldlymindedness in choosing the master we serve. v. 24. No man can serve two masters. Serving two masters is contrary to the single eye; for the eye will be to the master's hand. Ps. 123:1, 2.
Our Lord Jesus here exposes the cheat which those put upon their own souls, who think to divide between God and the world, to have a treasure on earth, and a treasure in Heaven too, to please God and please men too. Why not? says the hypocrite; it is good to have two strings to one's bow.
They hope to make their religion serve their secular interest, and so turn to account both ways. The pretending mother was for dividing the child; the Samaritans will compound between God and idols. No, says Christ, this will not do; it is but a supposition that gain is godliness, 1 Tim. 6:5.
--- End quote ---


Rev. Jeremy Taylor (1647)

--- Quote ---Force in matters of opinion can do no good, but is very apt to do hurt; for no man can change his opinion when he will, or be satisfied in his reason that his opinion is false because discountenanced. If a man could change his opinion when he lists, he might cure many inconveniences of his life: all his fears and his sorrows would soon disband, if he would but alter his opinion, whereby he is persuaded that such an accident that afflicts him is an evil, and such an object formidable; let him but believe himself impregnable, or that he receives a benefit when he is plundered, disgraced, imprisoned, condemned, and afflicted, neither his sleeps need to be disturbed, nor his quietness discomposed. But if a man cannot change his opinion when he lists, nor ever does heartily or resolutely but when he cannot do otherwise, then to use force may make him an hypocrite but never to be right believer; and so, instead of erecting a trophy to God and true religion, we build a monument for the devil.
--- End quote ---


Herald of Gospel Liberty,  Elias Smith, January 19, 1810

--- Quote ---As truth is no private man's property, and all Christians are under obligations to propagate it; I do also declare that every Christian has a right to publish and vindicate what he believes is contained in the Scriptures; to speak and write against all corruption of the word, either in doctrine or practice; and to expose the errors of good men, and the wickedness, oppression, and hypocrisy of ungodly men; that every Christian has not only a right, but is commanded to separate from such professors whose doctrine and worship are contrary to what he finds recorded in the Scriptures; and that he has a right to enjoy without disturbance, oppression, or disgrace, or any kind of punishment, civil or ecclesiastical, the liberty of serving God, with any other company of Christians, as he shall judge most expedient and useful to him.
--- End quote ---



DEFINITIONS

Webster’s Dictionary of the English Language, 1828

--- Quote ---HYP'OCRITE, noun
1. One who feigns to be what he is not; one who has the form of godliness without the power, or who assumes an appearance of piety and virtue, when he is destitute of true religion.
And the hypocrite's hope shall perish. Job 8:1.
2. A dissembler; one who assumes a false appearance.
Fair hypocrite you seek to cheat in vain.
--- End quote ---


--- Quote ---HYPOC'RISY, noun [Latin hypocrisis; Gr. simulation; to feign; to separate, discern or judge.]
1. Simulation; a feigning to be what one is not; or dissimulation, a concealment of one's real character or motives. More generally, hypocrisy is simulation, or the assuming of a false appearance of virtue or religion; a deceitful show of a good character, in morals or religion; a counterfeiting of religion.
Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy Luke 12:1.
2. Simulation; deceitful appearance; false pretence.
Hypocrisy is the necessary burden of villainy.
--- End quote ---


The Century Dictionary, an Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language, 1895

--- Quote ---hypocrite (hip'o-krit), n.
L., a mimic who accompanied the delivery of an actor by gestures;
One who assumes a false appearance; one who feigns to be what he is not, or to feel or believe what he does not actually feel or believe; especially, a false pretender to virtue or piety.
--- End quote ---


The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Current English, 1919

--- Quote ---hypo'crisy, n.
Simulation of virtue or goodness ; dissimulation, pretence, [f. OF ypocrisie f. eccl. L f. Gk hupokrisis lit. acting of a part. f. hupokrinomai (hupo- hypo- + krino decide, judge)]
--- End quote ---


--- Quote ---hypocrite, n.
Person guilty of hypocrisy; dissembler, pretender. So hypocritiCAL a.,
--- End quote ---


Funk & Wagnalls Standard College Dictionary, 1977

--- Quote ---Hypocrisy
The pretense of having feelings or characteristics one does not possess; especially, the deceitful assumption of praiseworthy qualities; insincerity.
--- End quote ---


--- Quote ---Hypocrite
One who practices hypocrisy.
--- End quote ---



MISCELLANEOUS CITATIONS

Stillingfleet, Sermons, II.i.

--- Quote ---The fawning, sneaking, and flattering hypocrite, that will do or be any thing for his own advantage, is despised by those he courts, hated by good men, and at last tormented by his own conscience.
--- End quote ---


Milton

--- Quote ---And in matters of Religion there is not any thing more intolerable then a learned foole, or a learned Hypocrite.
--- End quote ---


"The Tragic Era: The Revolution After Lincoln," Claude G. Bowers, 1929

--- Quote ---Never have American public men in responsible positions, directing the destiny of the Nation, been so brutal, hypocritical, and corrupt. The Constitution was treated as a door mat on which politicians and army officers wiped their feet after wading in the muck. Never has the Supreme Court been treated with such ineffable contempt, and never has that tribunal so often cringed before the clamor of the mob.
--- End quote ---


Mansfield, Chamberlain v. Evans (1767), 16 Parl.Hist 313, 325.

--- Quote ---Conscience is not controlable by human laws, nor amenable to human tribunals. Persecution, or attempts to force consciences, will never produce conviction; and are only calculated to make hypocrites, or martyrs
--- End quote ---


Rowland Hill, Aug. 30, 1775.

--- Quote ---If a person was to attend the levee of an earthly prince every court day, and pay his obeisance punctually and respectfully, but at other times speak and act in opposition to his sovereign, the king would justly deem such a one a hypocrite and an enemy. Nor will a solemn and stated attendance on the means of grace in the house of God prove us to be God's children and friends if we confine our religion to the church walls, and do not devote our lips and lives to the glory of that Saviour we profess to love.
--- End quote ---

--- End quote ---

You do present a good amount of Hypocrisy. Now what are you going to do  with it.


Blade

Firestarter:

--- Quote from: Bladerunner on January 20, 2019, 11:06:50 pm ---You do present a good amount of Hypocrisy. Now what are you going to do  with it.
--- End quote ---
You´re asking me what I´ll “do with it”...
There are actually 2 possibilities.

1) I´ll try to refrain from hypocrisy myself. I´ve found out that this is hard to do, because:
- It´s tempting to use “charming” lies to get what I want.
- It´s sometimes easier to lie (especially because people are insulted so very fast). I actually have no remorse at all at lying to liars (sometimes their questions even include lies).

2) I´ll try to expose the big hypocrites: the billionaires, the corporate executives, the lawyers, the politicians and the false preachers.
But as I don´t have the media empire to reach the masses, our wonderful “search” engines regularly block the things I write and people rather believe in fairy tales; I sometimes have the idea that I´m fighting a loosing battle and have some problems with motivation (besides finding out that 24 hours in the day just isn´t enough)... :-(

Bladerunner:

--- Quote from: Firestarter on January 21, 2019, 10:54:19 am ---
--- Quote from: Bladerunner on January 20, 2019, 11:06:50 pm ---You do present a good amount of Hypocrisy. Now what are you going to do  with it.
--- End quote ---
You´re asking me what I´ll “do with it”...
There are actually 2 possibilities.

1) I´ll try to refrain from hypocrisy myself. I´ve found out that this is hard to do, because:
- It´s tempting to use “charming” lies to get what I want.
- It´s sometimes easier to lie (especially because people are insulted so very fast). I actually have no remorse at all at lying to liars (sometimes their questions even include lies).

2) I´ll try to expose the big hypocrites: the billionaires, the corporate executives, the lawyers, the politicians and the false preachers.
But as I don´t have the media empire to reach the masses, our wonderful “search” engines regularly block the things I write and people rather believe in fairy tales; I sometimes have the idea that I´m fighting a loosing battle and have some problems with motivation (besides finding out that 24 hours in the day just isn´t enough)... :-(

--- End quote ---

You cannot just let it GO? Lying is no good for anyone. God hates lying, I think as little more than the other sins although they all carry the same weight of Judgement. You are responsible for one persons soul and that is yours. You can tell others about the Gospel and If they do not accept what you say then that is on them, not you. more and more in today's society, the believing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is getting less and less and less. Most of it caused by various worldviews that attempt to exclude GOD and in some cases, remove Him altogether.

Try letting go....The others Judgement are in GOD's hands and I can guarantee there will be a day of reckoning.

Blade

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The Five Discourses of Jesus by Bladerunner
September 29, 2020, 03:45:43 pm

Hidden Teachings Of The Bible by Bladerunner
September 29, 2020, 03:36:01 pm

A VERY SMALL REMNANT by Bladerunner
September 29, 2020, 03:32:00 pm

Faith by Bladerunner
September 29, 2020, 03:21:47 pm

Project Veritas and More - EXPOSED by patrick jane
September 28, 2020, 10:11:04 pm

Democrats Try To "FIX" The 2020 Election - Fake Ballots by patrick jane
September 28, 2020, 10:10:19 pm

What will you say after you are dead? by patrick jane
September 28, 2020, 09:34:34 pm

The kingdom of heaven by patrick jane
September 28, 2020, 09:34:07 pm

ANGELS & DEMONS by patrick jane
September 28, 2020, 09:32:10 pm

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