Hypocrisy to the highest apogee is when a Christian condemns one action and thinks similar actions by his friends and close associates are normal.
Truth is, judgemental attitude hurts the faith. In a secular country like Ghana, freedom of worship and association are basic fundamental rights of every citizen. Unfortunately however, some Christians think they are “more Christian” than others and holier than others. It is this “sanctimonious piousity” that has given credence to other people to insult Christians. Of course, unbelievers would like Christians to be at each other’s throats, and tolerate every kind of immoral behaviour. In today’s Ghana, tolerance is only a political jargon, and therefore only politically correct. Holding people to God’s standards is not.
Many Christians tend to forget their own unworthiness when they assume a “holier than thou” attitude. The church has come under serious attack in recent times in the media, and most of these attacks are coming from Christians themselves. While Christians should not be intimidated into silence, we should not also be the first to jump at any chance to rebuke people without knowing the reasons behind their actions. No one was ever lectured into joining God’s family.
“There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbour? (James 4:12)
There’s only one way to grow this country; fight Christian hypocrisy. Our attitude is chasing people out of the church. The appetite for cheap popularity by some Christian leaders and preachers make people question the real motives behind establishing churches, and why we stand behind the pulpit.
Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.