"Hypocrisy is counterfeiting of sanctity. The hypocrite or stage-player has gone a step beyond the moralist and dressed himself in the garb of religion. He pretends to a form of godliness but denies its power (2 Tim 3:5). Thy hypocrite is a saint in jest. He makes a magnificent show, like an ape clothed in ermine or purple. The hypocrite is like a house with a beautiful facade, but every room within is dark. He is a rotten post fairly gilded. Under his mask of profession hides plague-sores. The hypocrite is against painting of faces, but he paints holiness. He is seemingly good so that he may be really badâ€¦ The hypocrite seems to have his eyes nailed to heaven, but his heart is full of impure lustings. He lives in secret sin against his conscience. He can be as his company is and act both the dove and the vulture. He hears the word, but is all ear. He is for temple-devotion, where others may look upon him and admire him, but he neglects family and closet prayer. Indeed if prayer does not make him leave sin, sin will make him leave prayerâ€¦ He carried a Bible under his arm, but not in his heart. His whole religion is a demure lie." ___
"Jesus Christ himself said that if we do not repent, we will perish! It is vital, therefore, to read and study what Scripture has to say about this theme." (From the back cover of the book.)
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