Dear Unbeliever, 

Welcome to Part 4 of my letter. I hope you have read the first 3 parts of my letter because I don’t want to lose you in thoughts and it will be very beneficial for you to start from the beginning. That said, this part of my letter addresses a key concern that Unbelievers have towards us Believers. How do we get to condemn you (Unbelievers) to hell, playing God and judging over your lives when you see our (Believers) hypocrisy on full display? We secretly do the same things you do and even worse but then we call you all kinds of names and act so pious on Sundays or when we are in church. We say one thing and do another.

Full disclosure here? I concur with you. Most of us Believers have not earned the right to even convince you to change your lives let alone judge or condemn you. God is the ultimate judge – because He’s the only one who sees our hearts and knows our innermost thoughts. I am just as dumbfounded as you are about the hypocrisy of most Christians, but, I have to remind myself that as long as we exist in the flesh and blood, the imperfect lies wait for us. Christian or not, we are just as human as we all can be – so fallible. However, when the Spirit of God comes to dwell in you, He is the only one that can bring true transformation. Don’t be confused yet – most Christians do not have the indwelling of the Spirit of God, aka, the Holy Spirit. I told you earlier we will talk about Him at some point. You see, you cannot carry the presence of God or His spirit and still live in sin. He is holy. The God that we serve is also omniscient and omnipresent. Luke 12:2 ESV: “Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.” There’s nothing He doesn’t know and nowhere under the sun or up in the heavens that you can run and hide to commit some kind of sin that He does not see or know about. 

Do you know that Jesus cannot stand hypocrites? Oh if you will indulge me, I’ll give you a few scriptures. Matthew 7:5 ESV: “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” Yes He hates hypocrisy with passion because it misleads people and drives away people like you who think that is who He is, but I am here to tell you that God hates hypocrisy. The people that say they love God but then you find them doing the same things you are doing, they truly do not love God. In Matthew 15:8 NIV, Jesus even reiterated that “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”. Yup – He knows the hearts of every so-called Believer who does not do His will but calls themselves followers of Christ. In John 8:1-11, there’s a story of a woman who was caught in the act of adultery and the law demanded that she should be stoned to death. Do you know that Jesus stopped them from stoning her? He only asked them a simple question – “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Do you know they all left and none of them was pious enough to lift a stone over this woman? Yes – the so-called law-abiding and religious people were not even in right standing with God yet, they were going to pass judgment on another person because she had sinned. 

Do you realize now that God doesn’t even condemn you? So if He doesn’t condemn you, then let me assure you that no human being has been given that authority to condemn another human being. God hates sin, EVERY kind of sin. He is a holy God. He is without blemish. He also knows our weakness as humans and because of that, He gave us a pathway to enable us to live a life free of sin. That pathway is accepting His son Jesus Christ and living as Christ lived. The Bible is our roadmap and guiding light to living a righteous life. Personally, as I continue to study the word of God and fellowship intimately with Him through prayer, I see my life being transformed daily. The spirit of God deeply convicts me when I am in the wrong and He gives me a chance to make it right. I’ve learned to forgive easily, and to also apologize and ask for forgiveness if I cross the line with anyone. It doesn’t diminish who I am but it helps me stay in alignment with the Spirit of God and I also like to live my life with a clear conscience. I sleep better :). 

So, as you go about your lives this week, I want you to ignore these people that 2 Timothy 3:5 ESV talks about, “Having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people”. In other words, those Christians who do what you do but then condemn you, avoid them! Be rest assured that anyone who judges those who practice sinful things and yet do them themselves will not escape the judgment of God. (Romans 2:3 paraphrased). God seeks for you and He desires to make Himself known to you so that such people will not push you away from Him. I hope by now, if you’ve still been following my letters, see a different Jesus Christ than what the tainted Believers have made you think of Him? He loves you more than anyone on this planet will – even your own parents or children cannot love you as much. I want you to meditate on that this week and I look forward to you reading part 5 of my letter next week. 

To be continued….


Lady Abena.