The following message came to me from someone yesterday as a result of my recent posts. I did not post the comment since I thought it deserved an entire post.
“The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity”
Evident in your entries as opposed to your actions.
It is apparent to me that many ideas and entries that you have writen as your own thoughts, are actually gross distortions of His holy word.
Is is never OK to justify anger and hatred with scripture and references to the most merciful one, nor quoting alanon to justify your selfishness. Reading through the last several weeks of your entries, I noticed that you come across as borderline self-righteous.
Websters defines a hypocrite as:
a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings
I will admit, to God and everyone that, yes, I am sometimes a hypocrite. That is why I need Jesus in my life. Without Him, I am the worst excuse of a person. I appreciate this person's ability to recognize this.
I am sorry that my honesty has been perceived as lies. However, I know that I am a child of God and that I have His Spirit in me. I heed the way He works in me and although I am not perfect, I love Him and know He is working in me. It saddens me to know that the scriptures that God uses in my life appears distorted to this reader, but I know what my Lord speaks to me and they are holy words of wisdom, of love, of guidance, and grace.
I agree, it is never OK to justify anger and hatred with scripture. Scripture convicts. My anger and hatred are sins that I confess to my Lord. I simply do not deny that I struggle with these sins. But I am aware, not deceived by myself, that I am a sinner. God is forgiveness.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:8-10
PRAISE GOD! I know I am not exempt from this need!
Oswald Chambers says:
"If we are not heedful and pay no attention to the way the Spirit of God works in us, we WILL become spiritual hypocrits. We see where other people are failing, and then we take our discernment and turn it into comments of ridicule and critism, instead of turning it into intercession on their behalf."
If you see me sin, I ask for your prayers, not your critism.
Thank you, Dear Friend, for your comment. Your words to me reflect the possibility of some hatred and anger toward me. I am sorry for whatever I have may done to hurt you.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.