The world loves to hypocrite hunt. And maybe the church should do a better job too. I mean we should be serious in dealing with our own hypocrites, so that the world does not have to. I mean, now, real hypocrites, now Christians would swear in public some, or Christians that make sinful mistakes, I mean Christians that hold themselves up as the definitive model, but the majority of their lives are living in sin. I mean, real hypocrites. The ones that would be considered false teachers using the Biblical term correctly. We need to get serious about hunting these individuals down.
The problem is that we in the church sometimes consider this a witch hunt. But perhaps culture is defining this instead of Christ. Instead of removing hypocrites, the general reaction is to overlook them. But this is not the attitude of Christ toward these cancerous people. In a survey of the book of Luke, Jesus confronts hypocrites on numerous occasions. It was one of his passions. Jesus was serious in weeding out hypocrites. So to be like Jesus, we need to confront hypocrites too. Here is the definition of a hypocrites that must be stopped. 1. Selective obedience to Scripture (11:42); --2. The use of godliness as a means to gain (20:47); --3. Eagerness to criticize others, combined with ignorance of our own faults (6:39-42). Jesus confronted false leaders. (Luke 16:15; 11:37-52; 20:45-47). To be like Jesus, we need to be serious about confronting false leaders too. Jesus did this to maintain the glory of God.
In dealing with real hypocrites, we are protecting the sanctity of the church. We are guarding the bride from naysayers. And perhaps, if the church did a better job of "outing" hypocrites, the world would not have to bother, the work would be already finished.