Are you a Christian or a hypocrite?

By Pastor Rawls Pacquette

Greetings in the name of my Master, Lord and Saviour  Jesus  Christ.

Too  many Christians  behave like hypocrites, most of them speak  from both sides of their mouth. They pretend  to be better than  others, they think  they are  closer to God than anyone else who is not a Christian.

We forget that we are sinners,saved by grace.

We  behave like God loves us more than the thief, murderer, adulterer, sorcerers, whoremongers, etc.

There are people who have killed, and gone to heaven, and the ones they killed went to  hell. If you die and you are not  saved, you’re sure to end up in hell, but the person who killed you, has a  chance to go to heaven. (Remember Karla  Faye  Tucker  from  Texas)

God doesn’t love one more than the other, God didn’t love Moses, David, Paul, Matthew, etc  more than he loved the thief on the cross, or Judas who betrayed  him, he just can not, because he is God.

For the Bible said in John: 3-16;  For God so love the world, (us) that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever (that means you and I) believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.

Paul said in First TIMOTHY 1:15; This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

Paul said that in his days on Earth, but today I am saying that Christ came to save sinners of whom I, ( Rev.Rawls) am  chief.

TO  MY  SPANISH  BROTHERS/SISTERS:

CRISTO  SALVA. JUAN  3:16
Peroelamor de DIOS es tan grande que,De talmanera amo DIOS al mundo, que ha dado a su hijo unigenito para que  todo aquel, que en el cree,no se pierda,mas tenga vida eterna.

ROMANS: 3:23; For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of GOD.

ROMANOS  3:23, Por cuanto todos pecaron, estan destituidos de talgloriade  DIOS.

Too many times we call ourselves christians and we rob others, why should a Child of God sell something for  five dollars  when he/she knows  that the price is  $4.50? On Sunday, go to church and put  a few dollars in the  collection plate thinking it is  alright? It is not.

We are christians in our country, and when we travel to other countries, we forget Christ, we go to strip clubs looking at naked men/women, party every weekend,  and don’t go to church  on Sundays.

MATTHEW 5:16  said, Let your light so shine before Men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father
which is in Heaven.

So Christians, take a stand for God.

MATTHEW  5:13; Ye are the salt of the Earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It  is thenceforth  good for nothing, but to be cast  out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Nothing in this world can set us free,but the blood of Jesus.

May God keep blessing  Dominica.

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29 Comments

  1. Concerned Citizen
    June 12, 2010

    When we read we are able to make better contributions. I was once an Atheist, i did not believe in God once. But throughout my lifetime i realize that God is real. First i am going to address some of those myths. 1. That we should create our own moral beliefs and laws: This is dangerous thinking we cannot measure our self by our own principles. That is where scripture comes in. A quick illustration. Every year weights and measures tests the measurements of shops, they check due to wear and tear and make the relevant corrections. We as humans are the same we have to use set standards because we are subjected to external factors such as stress, anger, Love etc. A society with many standards is dangerous and will fall apart. this is called pluralism. 2. The myth of cultural relativism: This is the greatest myths in that. Read history study cultures we will find that they all have the same things with respect to morality e.g care for the old, the poor, the needy etc. I will not go too much in depth. 3. the greatest myth is the myth of evolution in which i once believed. Chance time and and the right conditions? this implies that our thinking is chaotic and not absolute but relative.
    I really would like these two people to contact me.
    FREE SOCIETY and EXPAT
    This is my email adress: hypo1_5@hotmail.com
    i was once and atheist i would love to explain to you why i am now a believer in the Jesus who died for my sins. Trust me it will be an interesting discussion.

  2. Expat
    June 12, 2010

    Why do so many in the world continue to be deluded about the existence of god. When will we ever realise there is no such thing as god.

    Religion was developed many thousands years ago as a means to control and manipulate the masses. And it continues to manifest itself in the same way today. It would be understandable in the absence of the evidence of evolution, the continued need for religion, but with our frailties and constant need to be justified, we seek to believe in something that is both untrue and evil.

    As Christians, we become the biggest perpetrators of evil in the world. We allow for the suffering of millions through draconian laws, disregard others (so called non believers or believers of other faiths) and the idea of humanity, and sell false hope of eternal life to the poor and marginalised.

    Dominica would be much better place if we all looked after each other in more humane way.

  3. June 11, 2010

    Pastor Rawls knows that he is a hypocrite, that’s why he is sending the message to all hypocrites like him!

    • Manuel
      June 12, 2010

      I WOULD NOT SAY THAT,BECAUSE HE SAID HE IS THE CHIEF OF SINNERS IN THE WORLD TODAY.

    • Anonymous
      June 12, 2010

      I WOULD NOT SAY THAT, BECAUSE HE SAID HE IS THE CHIEF OF SINNERS IN THE WORLD TODAY.

  4. June 11, 2010

    Every denomination keeps saying that they are Christians ,but my question is ,if there is one God,one Faith and one eternal life and one Holy heaven,why are there so many different religions worshiping the same god the same day and have different beliefs, when they are suppose to have the same faith and beliefs So pastor please explain.
    Is it

    • Manuel
      June 12, 2010

      THERE ARE NO DIFFERENT BELIEFS,THEY ALL BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST.

  5. June 11, 2010

    WE ALL NEED TO TAKE TIME TO PRAY,TAKE TIME TO READ OUR BIBLE AND WE WILL NOT BE HYPROCRITES TO THE WORD OF GOD WHAT DOES THE BIBLE MEANS WHEN IT SAYS THE SABBATH WAS MADE FOR MAN AND NOT MAN FOR THE SABBATH WE ARE ALL GUILTY AT SOME POINTS OR THE OTHER

  6. child
    June 11, 2010

    there is no hypocrite christian…its either you are a christian or you are not .if you are halfway up a lather ,you are neither up nor down

    • Sout Man
      June 13, 2010

      Child, I will leave the religious part for the faithfuls, but halfway up a ladder means that you are up. You may not be at the top, butt you are definitely up. (Please do not try this at home if you are literally a child): But if you allow yourself to fall from halfway up a ladder, you do not have a choice of falling either up or down. You will fall down. Scientifically, what goes up will come down.Gravity does not work both ways.

  7. COOL
    June 11, 2010

    CHRISTAINS ARE THE MOST ARROGANT GROUP/SECT OR ORGANIZATIONS IN THE WORLD. PARTICULLARLY THE PROTESTANTS. THIS IS THE ONLY RELIGIOUS GROUP WHO GO AROUND CONDEMING PEOPLE IF ONE DOES NOT SUPPORT THEIR IDEALOGIES. STOP TRYING TO CONTROL PEOPLE’S LIFE BY INSTILLING FEAR AND THREATS. ALL THAT NONE SENSE ABOUT CHRISTIANS ARE NOT PERFECT JUST FORGIVEN IS JUST PURE ARROGANCE AND HUBRIS. THE VERY SAME THING THE PASTOR IS PREACHING.YOU CHRISTIANS (PASTORS, PRIEST INCLUDED ) THINK YOU ARE BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE WHEN MOST OFF THE CHRISTIANS DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND 1/100 OF THE BIBLE. IN FACT YOU GUYS (CHRISTIANS ) DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE HECK YOU READING.

    • BSM
      June 11, 2010

      That’s true. I don’t blame them though, stupidity is a disease lol

  8. OBJECTIVE
    June 11, 2010

    OH PLEASE HEAVEN IS ON EARTH , HELL IS IN DOMINICA.

  9. FREE SOCIETY
    June 11, 2010

    YOU GUYS ARE TAKING THIS CHRISTIAN /RELIGIOUS THING WAY TO SERIOUS. FORGET ABOUT ALL THIS RELIGIOUS CRAP OBSERV THE RULES OF LIFE AND SURVIVAL – DO TO OTHERS WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE THEM TO DO TO YOU “ LIFE IS ABOUT RESPECT FOR ALL. IF YOU FEEL LIKE GOING TO A STRIP CLUB IT’S YOUR DECISION (AS AN ADULT) DON’T LET YOUR LIFE BE CONTROLLED BY SOME PASTOR OR PRIEST, RABBI OR ANYOTHER RELIGIOUS LEADER. BE SAFE , ENJOY LIFE , BE IN CONTROL BUT DON’T LET RELIGION RESTRICT YOUR DESIRES AND YOUR ABILITY TO PURSUE WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY.

    II MAY BE LABELED A RADICAL BUT F I HAD MY WAY I WOULD SHUT DOWN ALL THE CHURCHES.

    • VIRGO
      June 12, 2010

      TO FREE SOCIETY, I DON’T UNDERSTAND YOUR POINT, LIVING IS NOT ABOUT SURVIVAL. THERE’S MORE TO THAT. FIRST OF ALL GOD CREATED US DIFFERENT FROM THE ANIMALS, YOU ARE RIGHT AS ADULT WE CAN ALL DO AND SAY WHAT EVER WE WANT IT’s YOUR LIFE. WE LIVE IN A FREE SOCIETY, BUT DON’T TELL OTHERS WHAT HE /SHE SHOULD DO, TAKE A GOOD LOOK AT THE RISING AND SETTING OF THE SUN. AS A MATTER OF FACT, IT’S JUST TOO MUCH TO EXPLAIN. REMEMBER WHAT THE BIBLE SAY IN PSALM 14:1&PSALM 53:1- THE FOOL HAVE SAID IN HIS HEART THERE IS NO GOD.

  10. Dominican Abroad
    June 11, 2010

    Remember that Christians are not perfect only forgiven. It is sad though when Christians act like they are better or more worthy than others. The bible says “we all have fall short of the glory of God.” But others that are not Christians should also not criticize Christians when they see Christians fall because only God is perfect. Christians will make mistakes but the thing is they need to get up and continue on the straight path. Christianity is difficult but with the help of Christ we can strive to live the life he wants us to live “Christ like”. Christians are forgiven and even after they become Christians they still have a war that goes on both in the flesh and in the mind that will always be because “we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and power in high places.”

    So the next time you see someone that is a Christian and may be acting like the are Holier than thou remind them who has forgiven their sins and it’s only by grace that they are living.

  11. Prophet2
    June 11, 2010

    Most Christians are hypocrites, that I know. To be a Christian, you must act like Christ did, don’t just say it. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you and love you neighbors as yourself , well, except politicians…lol

    • June 11, 2010

      Prophet2 .. since most christians are hypos, ..they are all dome! No one will see God’s face,

      including you and i!

  12. Catholic to the Bone
    June 11, 2010

    AMEN AMEN well said. “OH PLEASE” wht the pastor said really tickle you. Instead of responding so negatively to something well said and truthful why dont you work on correcting whats wrong instead of criticising what the pastor said. All what he said is Gospel truth. If you take time to read the scriptures you would see that some people are in heaven already. The thief who was onthe cross next to Jesus who ask Jesus to take him with him what was Jesus’ response, ” TODAY YOU WILL BE WITH ME IN PARADISE” honestly you sound like someone who has issues. The Pastor is yet to point fingers at any one. You made yourself very guilty by your response. It appears to all that what the pastor said touched you deeply so work on what you doing wrong honey. Its about time people like you stop commenting for commenting sake. IF you cant say something pleasant and positive its best you dont say anything cause when you speak like you just did you make yoursef appear as a Ignorant fool.

    Pastor continue to speak the truth each time you do you touch the heart of one individual and set them thinking like our dear friend “OH PLEASE” . its about time we in Dominica stop acting like HYPOCRITES. Our lives dont pattern what we say with our mouths from our leaders down.

    Write more articles Pastor I enjoy reading them.

    • Waitukubuli
      June 11, 2010

      Hi there, Greetings. Just a word of edification.
      We ought always to have the mind of Christ, as we are instructed in scripture.Remember that we are the face of Jesus in words and action. Therefore, think of how Jesus would respond to Oh please. Not with hostility. If you think that she is ignorant in this area, then as one with the image of Christ I suggest you be a “light” to her. i.e leading her in the way that she should go, as you are led by the Spirit of God. (Which is in you). By labelling her an “ignorant fool” you are doing what Christ condemned in Mathew 5:22

      “But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire”.

      So don’t allow your emotions to be a bushel; hence, hiding your light, but instead allow the love of Jesus to be the light that will give light onto “oh please” and others in that area. I use to be that way when i first became a Christian, but the more i gave myself to the word of God, the more i increased in His knowledge and in His love.
      I hope this is accepted with love.
      Be blessed.

      • Anonymous
        June 11, 2010

        LOLOLOL @ CATHOLIC TO THE BONE: I MUST LAFF. YOU ENJOY READING PASTOR RAWLS PACQUETTE, UNTILL HE UPSET YOU AND START PREACHING AGAINST MARY MOTHER OF JESUS. I GUESS DAT’S WEN WE WILL SEE DE BAD SIDE OF YOU…LOLOLOL.

  13. Waitukubuli
    June 11, 2010

    Greetings to all.
    Pas, I think that most people (saved) who behave that way, i.e. with the notion that God loves them above those who are not saved, are more unlearned than hypocrite. I find that there should be more Bible teaching than money preaching in the churches. When Jesus gave the command to “go and make disciples” that is exactly what He meant. Disciples (talmidim) are students and should be taught by instruction and example. You have pastor’s that tell people they will burn in hell -that is condemnation; a false representation of who JESUS is. So that is the kind of example they give for their students / followers. A follower can only go as high as his/her leader-So the church leaders have to take the responsibility of teaching (making disciples of) their followers /student – i.e sound foundational teachings and then release them into ministry to do the same.

    Chrisitians need sound teachings on the love of JESUS – it is by showing the love of Jesus through our actions and words that others will be drawn to Him. Not by telling people if they are gay, murderers, liars, etc that they will burn in hell. But Jesus had nothing but compassion for sinners. They need to be TAUGHT to embrace the ways of JESUS. And the only way that can be achieved is through the Holy Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit leads the believer who is SUBMISSIVE to Him and He takes from JESUS and and show it unto us.

    In John 3:17 Jesus says, “for God did not send His son to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved”. and in John 17:18, He said in His prayer: ” As you have sent me into the world, even so I have I also sent them into the world”. So what does that tell us? He did not send us to condemn but that as we represent Him in truth (operating by His love) others will be saved.

    When some will be developed from children into sons of God then they will start representing JESUS Christ effectively. (Children look to receive from their father, sons look to serve their father).
    So these Christians who are labelled “hypocrites” are just ignorant (unlearned) about Jesus Christ. A pure relfection of their leaders.

    Be blessed all.

  14. OH PLEASE!!!
    June 11, 2010

    “There are people who have killed, and gone to heaven, and the ones they killed went to hell”

    As usual, Pastor Pacquette, you are pointing fingers when you yourself are no better….How do you know who went to heaven and who did not? As far as I’m aware Judgement Day haven’t reached yet, so who are you to say who is in heaven and who is in hell? I didn’t realise that the Almighty had appointed you to be the Keeper of the Gates???

    Stupes…

    • VIRGO
      June 11, 2010

      TO OH PLEASE,WHERE IS MOSES,KING DAVID AND ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD,WHERE ARE THEY? HAVE YOU READ YOUR BIBLE LATELY AND UNDERSTAND IT.

    • Anonymous
      June 11, 2010

      DON”T FORGET THE PASTOR SAID HE IS THE CHIEF OF SINNERS IN THE WORLD TODAY,

      SO HE IS NOT JUDGING NO ONE.

  15. sadist
    June 11, 2010

    BRAVO PASTOR—
    i thought no pastor or preacher would come clean out as u. too many times i have seen what u just said.boy i get really amased at these so called christians. EVERY MORNING A SEVENTH DAY LADAY and family worshiping at their table in the morning later in d day she complaining about money,later in d evening they worshiping again later in d night same money complainig.every saturday is church when d sun goes down same money complaining.that same lady bad talking her employees.AND HOW OF U NUH PASTOR?i hope u nuh behaving like those so called christians too. DO YOU. me i don’t. i don’t have a religeon. i go to church any where and any time once its almighty god that church worships. i dont believe in religeon because almighty god created non.CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG.i believe he said to worship him and no other god. baptist, chatolic, pilgrim seventh day,witness,muslim,pentecostal,and whatever religeon we have these days, were created by earthly man. this is my belief.

    • mas dominique
      June 12, 2010

      One thing we need to keep in mind is that there is the main religion which is Christianity and under christianity we have several denominations i.e. methodist, baptists, seventh day adventists etc. So it is one religion people dont get it twisted. I just thought that i should clarify that.

  16. not a christian
    June 11, 2010

    thank you pastor pacquette, well put together am waiting to read the other commentators that alway commenteing

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