JOEL M. SETTECASE

The objection that Christians are hypocrites, and therefore Christianity must be false, borrows from the very Christian worldview. By presupposing objective morality, the objection presupposes the very God it aims to disprove.

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Sometimes skeptics will argue that Christians are hypocrites, and therefore Christianity must be wrong. After all, hypocrisy is wrong, and therefore Christianity clearly doesn’t produce moral people!

However, this objection relies on a presupposition that hypocrisy is objectively wrong (it is wrong for all people, at all times, everywhere, including Christians, however we may try to rationalize it).

The objection is aimed at proving Christianity false, however it actually assumes that Christianity is true. How so? Because it assumes that Christian moral standards are true.

After all, Christianity condemns hypocrisy as objectively wrong, because it goes against the righteous nature of God and his commands. The Bible is chock-full of condemnation for hypocrites. Condemning hypocrisy is a…

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