Abraham Lincoln said, “You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all the time.”
Jesus told a parable about a man who planted a field of wheat, but during the night his enemy came and sowed tares in the same field. The tares initially looked like wheat, but it wasn’t until much later that the farmer realized it wasn’t wheat at all.
God has His real believers just as Satan has his tares among the wheat. They breathe the same air. They enjoy the same sunshine and the same rain. They eat the same food. They go to the same schools. They live in the same neighborhoods. They go to the same churches. They sing the same songs. They talk the same talk. But one of these days, God will separate the wheat from the tares and the true from the false. It isn’t for us to do; it’s for Him to do.
But because there are a few phonies, a few hypocrites, or even a few believers who have seriously blown it, does this mean that the claims of Christ are false? No. Jesus has been everything He has promised to be.
That doesn’t excuse Christians from being His representatives. We should try to be good representatives of Jesus Christ. We should do our best. But please understand. People will fail, but God will not fail.
God knows and sees everything. The shallow excuse of there being too many hypocrites in the church will not hold water on Judgment Day. God’s question to you will be, “What did you do with My Son called Jesus? What did you do with Him?” You will have to answer that.
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