Short Answer: Christians are sinners & we are NOT God – don’t let our imperfect actions form your opinion about the perfect King. We are humans with God’s redeemed spirit inside us, therefore, battling 2 forces to the death every day. God never judges and He loves us unconditionally! We will mess up & we will hurt people with our contradictory actions and words that earn the poisonous label “hypocrites.”
Long Answer: We have ALL sinned. We have ALL fallen short of the glory of God… In my piece about being undeserving of God’s grace, the fact that we as humans are ALL THE SAME is explored. We are all equal. The only difference between Christians and non-Christians is that Christians have faith that God is who He says He is & we live our lives prompted by His gift of the Holy Spirit. (It’s not an easier life, but it IS a better life).
As Christians, we’re human. We will fail. We are battling good vs evil inside of us everyday. We ARE hypocrites when we behave like that. We shouldn’t be looking down on people in the process because we are ALL THE SAME. I don’t care if you’re royal or if you’re homeless, we as humans are all equal.
Likewise, unbelievers have no right to judge us because again, we are all the same. This Earth is full of people on a totally level playing field, folks.
“Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone.” ~John 8:7
“How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while there is still a beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! First take the beam out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” ~Matthew 7:4-5
“He brings princes to naught and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.” ~Isaiah 40:23
God has shown me that because of my suffering and feeling judged by fellow Christians, I’m able to even write this article & arrive at this conclusion. God allows suffering for many reasons – but one of them is to grow unconditional compassion. In my suffering with anxiety, I felt judged for so long & didn’t know what was wrong with me, I labelled myself “bad Christian,” because that’s what was conveyed to me.
Everyone in every faith has hard times, we have GOT to have the compassion to look past our assumptions & show God’s perfect love to this OH SO very dark world around us.