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Q: What is a hypocrite according to the Bible? A: The word "hypocrite" comes from the Greek word " hypokrisis ," which basically was the word used for an "actor. This is a picture of what our word "hypocrite" means today. Webster's Dictionary gives this definition of hypocrisy: "a feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not. Jesus had more to say on this sin than anyone else in the Bible, and the target of His rebukes were most often the Pharisees. His words to them, and other religious leaders, give us His definition of a hypocrite.
A hypocrite is one who acts contrary to what they say or what they believe. Putting on a show of self-sacrifice for self-glorification is hypocritical. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. The temporal reward of men's praise and recognition is all that is gained from fake Christianity. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Don't be so quick to criticize others when you fail to see your own shortcomings.
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They say one thing, but do another. There are many people who claim all Christians are hypocrites without knowing the definition of the word and without knowing what being a Christian means. Hypocrite Definition — a person who claims or pretends to have certain beliefs about what is right but who behaves in a way that disagrees with those beliefs. Are there religious hypocrites out there who try to appear holy and smarter than everyone else, but are filled with hypocrisy and wickedness? Sometimes people are just immature believers. Sometimes people have backslidden, but if someone is truly a child of God they will not continue to live in carnality.