Its surprising how much you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit
Hypocrisy is one of those ugly words that we never want to be spoken of concerning ourselves. It is the spirit of duplicity and the characteristic of a two-faced person. It is someone who says one thing and does another. Jesus put his finger on it...
And why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? "Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' and behold, the log is in your own eye? "You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. (Matt. 7:3-5)
A hypocrite is a person who pretends or plays a role. We have always known that it is a common problem for people, but lately we are able to see it in 3-D depth with pristine clarity. The west coast capital of entertainment, Hollywood, and the east coast capital of our nation's government has both provided ample evidence not only of corruption and perversion but also hypocrisy. Both sides of the political aisle are guilty. What's the surprise? As Francois de La Rochefoucauld said, hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.
We are living in a botched civilization. We, as a nation and a people have been so much more, and are becoming so much less. And yet, it is true that the West is the native home of hope. But mark it well - it is only because of a theistic worldview manifesting the moral values proclaimed by Christianity.
We as Christians must live today in a modernist world. But it is also true that the ancient past must be vitally present in our lives. We are to be "filled with grace and truth." We are to "speak the truth in love." We are to "walk in the light" and "walk in love." We are to "let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, that it may give grace to those who hear."
All of these imperatives from the Lord are to be done by the power of the Holy Spirit guiding you, leading you as you submit to His work in your life. This is not to be accomplished by legalism or a legalistic set of rules. The power and the person of the Holy Spirit who indwells us is to be submitted to moment by moment.
I imagine some of you may be asking yourself, "How do I do that?"
Go ask Him. He will answer you.
Serving Him with you
Until He comes for us,
I suggest we don't need to look to either coast to clearly see hypocrisy in action. I see within the political spectrum those with a smidgen of political ambition or power take on hypocrisy as a cornerstone of their ambition. It's all the more evident to "me", less evident to the ambitious one. The recent article about where all the activists went is rife with examples of that. We are so adept at seeing hypocrisy in others but miss it in the face in the mirror.
There are so many biblical sayings that reveal what hypocrisy is, but knowing that, we need the wisdom and understanding from Him to live within us ... for His reasons... not ours. Jesus told us: "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:18-20). It is by His mercy and grace that America is prosperous for the good of the entire world. Self servicing intent is evil, as it is what so many within the political class, the unrighteous leftists, and those out of favor "Christians in name only", all of which has been revealed as a hypocrisy of material greed and power.
Great article Jim! I have yet to locate a single politician having the knowledge, courage and integrity needed to restore America's sovereignty and thereby its ability to give hope to MAGA. I must classify ALL that I know as crooks and hypocrites for even when made aware of the need to get the US out of the UN, to bring monetary policy into compliance with the Constitution, and shed America of the ungodly and illegally created debt theoretically owed the FED, not a one of them will take action. Their failure is a clear indication of their "adhering" to enemies of our Constitution; an act of omission making them guilty of Treason.
I suggest America is now a post Christian nation as you will see from this writing.
AMERICA, A CHRISTIAN or POST CHRISTIAN NATION?
That America’s government was founded on Christian principles for the purpose of securing people’s unalienable Rights to Life, Liberty and an opportunity for Happiness is unquestionable. America’s motto is “In God We Trust.” Its national hymn is “God of Our Fathers.” Americans pledge allegiance to “one nation, under God…”; Moses symbolically presides over Congress from his location across from the Speaker of the House; the Ten Commandments are displayed above the chair of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Chief Justice and the 97th Congress declared the Bible to be the word of God in Public Law 97-280. But just what are the Life, Liberty and Happiness we were to have? And if our ability to enjoy them has been diminished or destroyed how did it happen and what does it mean? To help answer this let’s turn to a dictionary.
Life is defined as the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones. It is the period during which something is functional. By this definition of Life, it begins at conception as we all know a fetus can kick and squirm.
Liberty is defined as freedom from arbitrary or despotic government or control and from external or foreign rule. It’s an ability to be independent and free from control, interference, or obligation. It is the freedom to think, speak and act according to choice.
Happiness is the quality or state of being happy. It is characterized by or indicative of pleasure, joy, or contentment.
Once upon a time America honored Biblical pronouncements such as: “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin;” “Stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage;” observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today; don’t get involved in usury for if you do the alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher about you, and you shall come down lower and lower…..He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail; don’t kill; and Thou shall have no other God’s before me.
Any objective comparison involving modern America’s culture with God’s instructions tell us this.
Is it not self-evident that America no longer honors God and that we’ve become a nation of sinners and hypocrites and no longer honor James 4:17 by doing what is right? Government has removed us from our biblical mooring. It no longer pursues the purpose for which it was created. Rather, it is now dragging us into the global prison called the New World Order; “a world that has a supranational authority to regulate world commerce and industry, an international organization that would control the production and consumption of oil; an international currency that would replace the dollar; a world development fund that would make funds available to free and communist nations alike; and an international police force to enforce the edicts of the New World Order.”
How did America’s downfall happen? – Is it because too many people have failed to recognize the importance of James 4:17 and to honor it by doing what is right? It would be easy to blame this failure on our educators, clergy, elected officials, and media and law enforcement personnel (including judges) as it’s clear they are all complicit in the illegal government Acts responsible for destroying our biblical based foundation. But the bottom line is that it’s WE THE PEOPLE who must shoulder the blame. By our failing to do what is right we’ve allowed the Federal government to “exceed the clear bounds of its jurisdiction under the Constitution” as alleged by 30 Republican governors on 11/22/94. It’s self-evident these unconstitutional Acts have destroyed many people’s ability to enjoy a RIGHT and those responsible for them and their perpetuation are criminals. Since many of the Acts have aided and abetted the Constitution’s enemies seeking the NWO the criminals are – according to the Constitution – guilty of Treason. Living under such a despotic system is hardly in keeping with our need to stand fast in the Liberty we were to have. (Gal 5:1) The most influential group behind America’s downfall is the Pilgrims; not those who arrived on the Mayflower, but those who control America from behind the curtain. See https://www.silver-investor.com/charlessavoie/cs_dec04.pdf.
Now what? America is suffering because of our lack of obedience to the law, both temporal and spiritual. Only if we once again choose to obey both sets of the laws our nation was founded upon can we have any hope for survival. Any hope of “Making America Great Again” as President Trump has said he will do lies with 2 Chrn7:14; “If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
The first step in humbling ourselves is repentance. Step 2 is to put on our common sense cap and accept the need to unite in spirit and around meaningful action as faith without action is dead. As Thomas Jefferson said: “The Constitution can protect the people only as long as the people are willing to protect the Constitution. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath?” The time for Americans to take note of Psalm 118:8 (KJV) saying “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man” is long overdue.
Americans must not only repent but also make a commitment to honor James 4:17 and do what is right. They should stop supporting incorporated businesses calling themselves a church and organizations and individuals professing they can unilaterally restore our Republic. They must accept that the Republican and Democrat parties are equally guilty of pulling America away from its biblical mooring and illegally transforming our government into one whereby we are now ruled according to the planks of the Communist Manifesto. They must adopt or develop a viable plan providing for unity of action on issues and actions of common interest while assuring everyone retains their freedom to pursue their special interests. And above all, they must accept that faith without works is dead and do something; even if it is wrong.