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Our Lords Teaching on Hypocrisy

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Hypocrisy

  1. 1. Our LordsOur Lords Teaching onTeaching on HypocrisyHypocrisy Mat 23:23 "Woe to you, scribes andMat 23:23 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint andPharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected thedill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice andweightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are themercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done withoutthings you should have done without neglecting the others.neglecting the others. Mat 23:24 "You blind guides, who strain out aMat 23:24 "You blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!gnat and swallow a camel! St. James Mtg 15St. James Mtg 15thth Feb 2015Feb 2015 Ehab RoufailEhab Roufail
  2. 2. Teaching on HypocrisyTeaching on Hypocrisy • What is hypocrisy?What is hypocrisy? • How does it display itself?How does it display itself? • How can it be overcome?How can it be overcome? • To please God, it must be overcomeTo please God, it must be overcome 15th Feb 2015 Inner Man Series 2 • Introduction
  3. 3. Teaching on HypocrisyTeaching on Hypocrisy • HypocrisyHypocrisy is derived from the Greekis derived from the Greek wordword hypokrisishypokrisis, which meant, which meant playingplaying a parta part on the stage, oron the stage, or putting on aputting on a maskmask to misrepresent reality.to misrepresent reality. • In the ancient Greek theater, actorsIn the ancient Greek theater, actors were known aswere known as hypocriteshypocrites, without any, without any negative connotation.negative connotation. • In the real world however, being aIn the real world however, being a hypocrite, pretending to be somethinghypocrite, pretending to be something while actually being something else,while actually being something else, was and is definitely viewed as wrong.was and is definitely viewed as wrong. 15th Feb 2015 Inner Man Series 3 • Introduction • Nature
  4. 4. Teaching on HypocrisyTeaching on Hypocrisy • A hypocrite is one who is one way onA hypocrite is one who is one way on the outside and another way on thethe outside and another way on the insideinside • In public, they appear very religiousIn public, they appear very religious but in private, at home, on the job, andbut in private, at home, on the job, and in their mind, they are filled within their mind, they are filled with wickednesswickedness • In other words, they are an actor, aIn other words, they are an actor, a pretenderpretender • Their main concern is what othersTheir main concern is what others think of them rather than what Godthink of them rather than what God thinksthinks15th Feb 2015 Inner Man Series 4 • Introduction • Nature
  5. 5. Teaching on HypocrisyTeaching on Hypocrisy • Lord Jesus had the most to say aboutLord Jesus had the most to say about hypocrisy and hypocrites.hypocrisy and hypocrites. • He didn't mince any words on theHe didn't mince any words on the subject, but directly confronted thesubject, but directly confronted the religious hypocrites of His day (thereligious hypocrites of His day (the scribes and Pharisees)scribes and Pharisees) • They hated Him intensely - eventuallyThey hated Him intensely - eventually having Him arrested on trumped uphaving Him arrested on trumped up charges. Here is a list of some of thecharges. Here is a list of some of the hypocrisy that Jesus spoke against:hypocrisy that Jesus spoke against: 15th Feb 2015 Inner Man Series 5 • Introduction • Nature • Teaching
  6. 6. Teaching on HypocrisyTeaching on Hypocrisy • Giving to the poor to be recognized byGiving to the poor to be recognized by othersothers • Praying in public to be recognized asPraying in public to be recognized as "God's man“"God's man“ • Letting everybody know you are fastingLetting everybody know you are fasting to get recognition by othersto get recognition by others • Complaining about other's behavior whenComplaining about other's behavior when yours is even worse.yours is even worse. • Pretending to honor God through lipPretending to honor God through lip service onlyservice only • Testing other people to try to makeTesting other people to try to make yourself look superioryourself look superior 15th Feb 2015 Inner Man Series 6 • Introduction • Nature • Teaching
  7. 7. Teaching on HypocrisyTeaching on Hypocrisy • Deceiving people from knowing GodDeceiving people from knowing God • Repressing the poor and widowsRepressing the poor and widows • Teaching proselytes to be hypocritesTeaching proselytes to be hypocrites • Tithing (giving to the church), but neglectingTithing (giving to the church), but neglecting justice and mercyjustice and mercy • Doing everything for show, while reallyDoing everything for show, while really being self-indulgent and unrighteousbeing self-indulgent and unrighteous • Treating stock animals better than fellowTreating stock animals better than fellow human beingshuman beings • Being able to analyze the weather, butBeing able to analyze the weather, but unable to distinguish between right andunable to distinguish between right and wrongwrong 15th Feb 2015 Inner Man Series 7 • Introduction • Nature • Teaching
  8. 8. Teaching on HypocrisyTeaching on Hypocrisy • "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,'"Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but hewill enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is inwho does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me onheaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy inthat day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast outYour name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform manydemons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' And then I will declare to them, 'Imiracles?' And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOUnever knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.' " (WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.' " ( Matthew 7:21-23Matthew 7:21-23)) 15th Feb 2015 Inner Man Series 8 • Introduction • Nature • Teaching
  9. 9. Causes of HypocrisyCauses of Hypocrisy • Pride – trying to live by a legalistic standardPride – trying to live by a legalistic standard lifts people uplifts people up • Deeper than pride – wanting others to beDeeper than pride – wanting others to be proud of you and accept youproud of you and accept you • The hypocrite wants to appear to othersThe hypocrite wants to appear to others outwardly as good without going to theoutwardly as good without going to the trouble and effort of being good from withintrouble and effort of being good from within 15th Feb 2015 Inner Man Series 9 • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes
  10. 10. Causes: SuperficialityCauses: Superficiality • Mat 5:20 "For I say to you thatMat 5:20 "For I say to you that unless your righteousnessunless your righteousness surpassessurpasses thatthat of the scribes andof the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter thePharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.kingdom of heaven. • Mat 5:21 "You have heard thatMat 5:21 "You have heard that the ancients were told, 'YOUthe ancients were told, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER'SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER' and 'Whoever commits murderand 'Whoever commits murder shall be liable to the court.'shall be liable to the court.' 15th Feb 2015 Inner Man Series 10 • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes
  11. 11. Causes: SuperficialityCauses: Superficiality • Mat 5:22 "But I say to you thatMat 5:22 "But I say to you that everyone who is angry with hiseveryone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before thebrother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to hiscourt; and whoever says to his brother, 'You good-for-nothing,'brother, 'You good-for-nothing,' shall be guilty before the supremeshall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, 'Youcourt; and whoever says, 'You fool,' shall be guiltyfool,' shall be guilty enough to goenough to go into the fiery hell.into the fiery hell. 15th Feb 2015 Inner Man Series 11 • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes
  12. 12. Causes: SuperficialityCauses: Superficiality • Mat 5:23 "Therefore if you areMat 5:23 "Therefore if you are presenting your offering at thepresenting your offering at the altar, and there remember thataltar, and there remember that your brother has somethingyour brother has something against you,against you, • Mat 5:24 leave your offering thereMat 5:24 leave your offering there before the altar and go; first bebefore the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, andreconciled to your brother, and then come and present yourthen come and present your offering.offering. 15th Feb 2015 Inner Man Series 12 • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes
  13. 13. Causes: SuperficialityCauses: Superficiality • Mat 5:27 "You have heard that itMat 5:27 "You have heard that it was said, 'YOU SHALL NOTwas said, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY';COMMIT ADULTERY'; • Mat 5:28 but I say to you thatMat 5:28 but I say to you that everyone who looks at a womaneveryone who looks at a woman with lust for her has alreadywith lust for her has already committed adultery with her in hiscommitted adultery with her in his heart.heart. 15th Feb 2015 Inner Man Series 13 • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes
  14. 14. Causes: SuperficialityCauses: Superficiality • Mat 6:1 "Beware of practicing yourMat 6:1 "Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to berighteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you havenoticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is inno reward with your Father who is in heaven.heaven. • Mat 6:2 "So when you give to theMat 6:2 "So when you give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet beforepoor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in theyou, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so thatsynagogues and in the streets, so that they may be honored by men. Truly Ithey may be honored by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward insay to you, they have their reward in full.full. 15th Feb 2015 Inner Man Series 14 • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes
  15. 15. Causes: SuperficialityCauses: Superficiality • Mat 6:3 "But when you give to theMat 6:3 "But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand knowpoor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,what your right hand is doing, • Mat 6:4 so that your giving will be inMat 6:4 so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who seessecret; and your Father who sees what is donewhat is done in secret will reward you.in secret will reward you. 15th Feb 2015 Inner Man Series 15 • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes
  16. 16. Causes: SuperficialityCauses: Superficiality • Mat 6:5 "When you pray, you are not to beMat 6:5 "When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand andlike the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the streetpray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men.corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward inTruly I say to you, they have their reward in full.full. • Mat 6:6 "But you, when you pray, go intoMat 6:6 "But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray toyour inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Fatheryour Father who is in secret, and your Father who seeswho sees what is donewhat is done in secret will rewardin secret will reward you.you. • Mat 6:7 "And when you are praying, do notMat 6:7 "And when you are praying, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentilesuse meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they suppose that they will be hearddo, for they suppose that they will be heard for their many words.for their many words. 15th Feb 2015 Inner Man Series 16 • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes
  17. 17. 17 Effects: JugdingEffects: Jugding • Joh 8:1 But Jesus went to theJoh 8:1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.Mount of Olives. • Joh 8:2 Early in the morning HeJoh 8:2 Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and allcame again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; andthe people were coming to Him; and He sat down andHe sat down and beganbegan to teachto teach them.them. • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes • Effects
  18. 18. 18 Effects: JudgingEffects: Judging • Joh 8:3 The scribes and theJoh 8:3 The scribes and the Pharisees *brought a woman caughtPharisees *brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in thein adultery, and having set her in the centercenter of the court,of the court, • Joh 8:4 they *said to Him, "Teacher,Joh 8:4 they *said to Him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught inthis woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act.adultery, in the very act. • Joh 8:5 "Now in the Law MosesJoh 8:5 "Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone suchcommanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?"women; what then do You say?" • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes • Effects
  19. 19. 19 Effects: JudgingEffects: Judging • Joh 8:6 They were saying this, testingJoh 8:6 They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have groundsHim, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stoopedfor accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on thedown and with His finger wrote on the ground.ground. • Joh 8:7 But when they persisted inJoh 8:7 But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, andasking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, "He who is without sinsaid to them, "He who is without sin among you, let himamong you, let him be thebe the first tofirst to throw a stone at her."throw a stone at her." • Joh 8:8 Again He stooped down andJoh 8:8 Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.wrote on the ground. • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes • Effects
  20. 20. 20 Effects: JudgingEffects: Judging • Joh 8:9 When they heard it, theyJoh 8:9 When they heard it, they beganbegan to go out one by one,to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, andbeginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman,He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the centerwhere she was, in the center of theof the court.court. • Joh 8:10 Straightening up, JesusJoh 8:10 Straightening up, Jesus said to her, "Woman, where aresaid to her, "Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?"they? Did no one condemn you?" • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes • Effects
  21. 21. 21 Effects: JudgingEffects: Judging • Joh 8:11 She said, "No one, Lord."Joh 8:11 She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "I do not condemnAnd Jesus said, "I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin noyou, either. Go. From now on sin no more."]more."] • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes • Effects
  22. 22. 22 Effects: JudgingEffects: Judging • Lev 20:10 'IfLev 20:10 'If there isthere is a man whoa man who commits adultery with another man'scommits adultery with another man's wife, one who commits adultery withwife, one who commits adultery with his friend's wife, the adulterer andhis friend's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put tothe adulteress shall surely be put to death.death. • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes • Effects
  23. 23. 23 Effetcs: JudgingEffetcs: Judging • Deu 17:6 "On the evidence of twoDeu 17:6 "On the evidence of two witnesses or three witnesses, hewitnesses or three witnesses, he who is to die shall be put to death;who is to die shall be put to death; he shall not be put to death on thehe shall not be put to death on the evidence of one witness.evidence of one witness. • Deu 17:7 "The hand of theDeu 17:7 "The hand of the witnesses shall be first against himwitnesses shall be first against him to put him to death, and afterwardto put him to death, and afterward the hand of all the people. So youthe hand of all the people. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.shall purge the evil from your midst. • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes • Effects
  24. 24. 24 Effects: JudgingEffects: Judging • Live as wickedly as we canLive as wickedly as we can • Pretend we are perfect, without sinPretend we are perfect, without sin • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes • Effects
  25. 25. 25 Effects: JudgingEffects: Judging • Rom 12:9Rom 12:9 LetLet lovelove bebe withoutwithout hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling tohypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.what is good. • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes • Effects
  26. 26. 26 Effects: JudgingEffects: Judging • 1Jn 1:7 but if we walk in the Light1Jn 1:7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, weas He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another,have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Sonand the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.cleanses us from all sin. • 1Jn 1:8 If we say that we have no1Jn 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we are deceiving ourselves andsin, we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.the truth is not in us. • 1Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, He1Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive usis faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from allour sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.unrighteousness. • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes • Effects
  27. 27. 27 Effects: JudgingEffects: Judging • 1Cor. 6:2-3 Do you not know that1Cor. 6:2-3 Do you not know that the saints [the saved; Christians] willthe saints [the saved; Christians] will judge the world? And if you are tojudge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you notjudge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases?competent to judge trivial cases? Do you not know that we will judgeDo you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the thingsangels? How much more the things of this life!of this life! • Prov. 3:21 My son, preserve soundProv. 3:21 My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do notjudgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight;let them out of your sight; • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes • Effects
  28. 28. 28 Effects: JudgingEffects: Judging • John 7:24 Judge not according toJohn 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteousthe appearance, but judge righteous judgment.judgment. • Jer. 22:3 Thus saith the LORD;Jer. 22:3 Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment andExecute ye judgment and righteousness...righteousness... • Phil. 1:10 so that you may be ablePhil. 1:10 so that you may be able to discern [judge] what is best andto discern [judge] what is best and may be pure and blameless until themay be pure and blameless until the day of Christ...day of Christ... • Phil. 1:7 It is right for me to feel thisPhil. 1:7 It is right for me to feel this way about all of you [judge you]...way about all of you [judge you]... • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes • Effects
  29. 29. 29 Effects: JudgingEffects: Judging • John 7:24. There, JesusJohn 7:24. There, Jesus tellstells us tous to judge, but to do so righteously.judge, but to do so righteously. Righteously means to use the TruthRighteously means to use the Truth of the Word to discern sins andof the Word to discern sins and notnot by appearances only.by appearances only. • In 1Cor. 6:2-3 Jesus authorizes usIn 1Cor. 6:2-3 Jesus authorizes us to judge. Judge we must else weto judge. Judge we must else we could not discern good from bad,could not discern good from bad, proper from improper,proper from improper, righteousness from evil. But judgerighteousness from evil. But judge behavior,behavior, not the individual; thenot the individual; the deeddeed not the doer; thenot the doer; the choicechoice notnot the chooser.the chooser. • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes • Effects
  30. 30. 30 Effects: JudgingEffects: Judging • Jesus wasJesus was notnot arguing with thearguing with the judgment. Nor was Jesus arguingjudgment. Nor was Jesus arguing the law nor the woman's guilt. Jesusthe law nor the woman's guilt. Jesus was arguing with our right towas arguing with our right to execute the woman.execute the woman. • Once all the men had dropped theirOnce all the men had dropped their stones Jesus confronted the womanstones Jesus confronted the woman and asked her if any of the menand asked her if any of the men were still there to condemn her.were still there to condemn her. • When she answered "No man,When she answered "No man, Lord", Jesus told her that neither didLord", Jesus told her that neither did He - He forgave her of her sin.He - He forgave her of her sin. • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes • Effects
  31. 31. 31 Effects: JudgingEffects: Judging • He did not excuse the sin ofHe did not excuse the sin of adultery/prostitution, he forgave heradultery/prostitution, he forgave her of it. All behavior and thought that isof it. All behavior and thought that is sinful before forgiveness is stillsinful before forgiveness is still sinful after forgiveness.sinful after forgiveness. • Not only was Jesus not afraid to callNot only was Jesus not afraid to call a sin a sin, He was not afraid to calla sin a sin, He was not afraid to call a sinner a sinner.a sinner a sinner. • He even reminded her of the sin ofHe even reminded her of the sin of adultery/prostitution by telling heradultery/prostitution by telling her "Go and sin no more.""Go and sin no more." • Introduction • Nature • Teaching • Causes • Effects

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