What Does The Word Hypocrite Mean?


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Stewart Pinkerton Profile
A hypocrite is someone who pretends to be better than they really are, someone who says one thing but does another.
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Selie Visa answered
A hypocrite is a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion; a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings.

Jesus called the Pharisees and teachers of the law "hypocrites". His charge was that, while they made a show of devotion to God, their religious traditions took precedence over God's will.

The Pharisees had displaced the true religion of the heart with a religion of form. Therefore their worship was vain and their teachings their own, with nothing of God's authority behind them.

Psalm 55:21 His speech is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart; his words are more soothing than oil, yet they are drawn swords.

A "hypocrite" is someone whose worship is merely outward and not from the heart.

Jesus rebuked the Pharisees--- their outward appearance of piety was a lie, because it was not accompanied by a life of total commitment to God. True holiness is not submission to traditions made by humans. Mere tradition and rituals are useless, they will always fail to get to the heart of God's commands.
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Anonymous answered
A hypocrite is someone who pretends to like someone when thay really don't

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