(Hebrews 1:1–3) God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,Sometimes people excuse their unbelief because of the bad behavior of people who are supposedly Christians. They say, "The church is full of hypocrites."
2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds;
3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
And to some extent they are right. The church is full of people whose aspirations to holiness far exceed their performance. Christians are not perfect people and some people who claim to be Christians are not genuinely converted. Hopefully, imperfect Christians have humble hearts and a genuine love for Christ. In that case they admit their imperfections and continue to strive to do better. Unfortunately, some are proud and self-righteous so they continue in brazen bad behavior. They give Christianity a bad name.
But in the end, the unbeliever's excuse is just an excuse.
The truth of Christianity doesn't depend on any Christian's perfections. Christianity depends entirely on the perfections of Jesus Christ and the truth of His claims to be God and Savior.
- He is God & The one who reveals God perfectly to men.
- He lived a sinless life of perfect obedience to God's commands and moral standards.
- He died as a sinless substitute to take upon Himself the wrath of God against my sin.
- He rose again from the dead to demonstrate His victory over death and hell.
- He offers forgiveness of sins and His own righteousness to everyone who trusts Him.
- He is coming again to bring everything to its final consummation.
Even if I could not point to a single Christian whose life had been transformed by Jesus Christ (though I can,) it would not matter. The point is not the pragmatic offer of a change in your life (though that is real.) The point is that Jesus is exactly Who He claimed to be and following Him is worth it, even if you have to follow Him alone.
(John 14:6) ¶ Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.