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Yes, Preachers Are Hypocrites, Too Nov 02 2012


"Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar." - 1 John 4:20a NIV

One of the main things people don't like the church is because of the rampant hypocrisy. For many of you it’s a major reason why you don’t go. In the movie, The Apostle, starring Robert Duvall, we saw a preacher who got in trouble, physically abused and cheated on his wife. He even killed a man, but he quickly ran to a new town and was able to continue preaching.

Certainly, over the last 30 years, Hollywood has done a number on preachers and priests. And time after time they are painted in a very unflattering way, usually as hypocrites or a bunch of out-of-touch airheads, or mean, cruel psychos. If you combine all preachers with the charlatan TV evangelists, well, it’s not a pretty picture.

But the truth is, all of us preachers struggle with hypocrisy and not always practicing what we preach. I sure do. But I have good news. I’ve only known one preacher in my life who had no trace of hypocrisy. And He’s alive today - His name is Jesus. All the rest of us fall short, but Jesus never does. So, it's important that you put your focus and your faith in Him and Him alone.

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It makes sense that Satan would make preachers his top target for temptation.
The only prominent preacher to visit Jim Baker in jail, to my knowledge, was Billy Graham.
A fallen preacher is like any other sinner. We all need redemption, and it is available for the asking, seeking, knocking and believing.

 
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The difference between the way a Christian was supposed to be & what I saw so many doing was something that kept me out of the church for a long time . Well that & my own stubborn hard heart. Finally salvation came & I understood: Not perfect, just forgiven & grateful to be so.

 
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Preachers are human too! If we put them on a pedistal we are looking for a fall! Like you said, the only one faultless is Jesus and we need to keep our eyes on Him!!!

 
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Jesus only should be our standard as believers

 

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