My second posting and I want to talk about something so serious? YES! I am going through an affliction these days that has led me to think more on the sin of hypocrisy. The 1828 Noah Webster’s Dictionary defines hypocrisy as 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.
The Bible shares many truths and examples of different hypocrisies. Hypocrisies based on conceit, dishonesty, insincerity and self righteousness to name a few. As I was researching, I was led to R.C. Sproul’s article on hypocrisy. I want to share that with you now. Please pray before jumping in.