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What does biblical hypocrisy mean?
a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.
Is hypocrisy a sin in the Bible?
Most assuredly, hypocrisy is a sin in the sense that all immoral acts are sins. A hypocrite professes to have a certain moral standard but then in practice ignores that moral norm. Only a person who claims to have a moral code can be a hypocrite.
What does the Bible say about hypocrisy KJV?
Matthew 23:27-28 KJV Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
Where does the word hypocrite originate from?
The word hypocrite is from the Greek word ὑποκριτής (hypokritēs), the agentive noun associated with ὑποκρίνομαι (hypokrinomai κρίση, “judgment” »κριτική (kritikē), “critics”) presumably because the performance of a dramatic text by an actor was to involve a degree of interpretation, or assessment.
What is the biblical definition of guile?
Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit. To deceive, to beguile.
What are the dangers of being a hypocrite?
There are four dangers of Hypocrisy which can be considered from this passage:
- Hypocrisy makes you live a Double Life (V12)
- Hypocrisy makes you live in Fear (V12-13a)
- Hypocrisy leads others astray (V13b)
- Hypocrisy makes you live contrary to the Gospel (V14)
How do you deal with a hypocrite?
How to counter a hypocrite
- Listen for the tell. The first thing we can do is understand why we feel so disappointed by hypocrites.
- Assess the depths of the hypocrisy.
- Educate yourself on the issue.
- Engage on the issue, not the behavior.
What does the Bible say about Judgement of others?
Bible Gateway Matthew 7 :: NIV. “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?