Of all hypocrites, grant that I may not be an evangelical hypocrite,
who sins more safely because grace abounds,
who tells his lusts that Christ's blood cleanseth them,
who reasons that God cannot cast him into hell,
for he is saved, who loves evangelical preaching, churches,
Christians, but lives unholily.
A Puritan prayer from the book Valley of Vision.
The thing is, if I am honest, I am exactly that kind of hypocrite. Only the perfect Christian could be immune to the charge, and, alas, I am not him.
I look to Christ to save me. He's my only hope.