I walked into an optometrist's office recently and was a little confused by who met me at the door. A receptionist sporting a Dr.’s lab coat asked what I needed and handed me off to a glasses technician, who to my confusion, was also in a Dr.’s coat. Call me crazy, but I’d never seen so many non-doctors sport a white coat in my life!
I knew these people weren’t doctors. (Not only because one of them couldn’t have been older than 16.) But, none of them had the knowledge that the real optometrist had, nor did they behave or carry themselves as I’d seen doctors do. I was met by a sea of imposters sporting a white coats in attempt to make me believe they were better and knew more than they did.
So many of us are walking around sporting spiritual white coats. We hide behind that we think will make other people look at us in a higher esteem and hope they don’t notice we’ve never doven deep into God’s word and studied to show ourselves approved. We hide behind spiritual jargon or facades of having it all together. .
But Jesus sees the heart. He walks into the the store front of our lives and knows immediately who is faking it and who has actually done their homework on Him. So let’s not be imposter Christians.
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 They’re a sorry bunch—pseudo-apostles, lying preachers, crooked workers—posing as Christ’s agents but sham to the core. And no wonder! Satan does it all the time, dressing up as a beautiful angel of light. So it shouldn’t surprise us when his servants masquerade as servants of God. But they’re not getting by with anything. They’ll pay for it in the end.