Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Who Has the Moral High Ground?

Now that I've shown that love is a verb, enemies of the gospel might claim that we shouldn't be hypocrites when it comes to which sins we despise. But which world view views hypocrisy as a bad thing? Is it not the Christian world view which holds this to be a terrible sin?

Those who accuse Christians of being hypocrites and, as a result, despise Christianity, are actually using a Christian world view. Is that not itself hypocrisy?

Let's examine what Romans 2:1-4 (BBE) says. "So you have no reason, whoever you are, for judging: for in judging another you are judging yourself, for you do the same things. And we are conscious that God is a true judge against those who do such things. But you who are judging another for doing what you do yourself, are you hoping that God's decision will not take effect against you? Or is it nothing to you that God had pity on you, waiting and putting up with you for so long, not seeing that in his pity God's desire is to give you a change of heart?"

To those folks who say we lie, cheat, and steal, do you not lie, cheat, and steal? If you say we don't practice what we preach, do you practice what you preach? To you who claim we want to foist our morality on every one, isn't it you who wants your views imposed on everybody?

Real Christians, ones who have yielded control of their lives to Christ, occasionally stray and commit sins. But unlike those who feel there's nothing wrong with what they've done, we humble ourselves before our Lord and Master, begging him for forgiveness and help to stay faithful to him.

Therefore, the ones bashing Christians are in fact no better. They're saying, "Do as I say, not as I do." That is just as hypocritical as when a Christian speeds, shares pirated software, and deliberately pockets a few pens from the stock room at work.

I'll be writing much more about people and their moral high horses in a book called You Think You're Going to Heaven? Christians need to make absolutely sure that they'll be on Christ's right hand side when Judgement Day comes. Death is truly a deadline which nobody is exempt from.

My thanks go to Voddie Baucham for his indirect help with this post.