Hypocrisy is pretending to be something you are not and have no intention of ever being. And just like our churches today, the Pharisees of Jesus’ day were no different. Mark 7:6-7, He replied, “Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: ” ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. 7 They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.’ “ There is a great note in my Bible that states: “We become hypocrites when we (1) pay more attention to reputation than character, (2) carefully follow certain religious practices while allowing our hearts to remain distant from God, and (3) emphasize our virtues but ‘others’ sin.”