One of the most common objections to Christianity is the behavior of Christians themselves. The record of the church throughout history has been full of hypocrisy, injustice, and oppression. People rightly ask, “How can I put my faith in something that has such a horrible record of injustice?” The first thing we must say to this is, “It’s true.” But is that all there is to say? This passage from the letter of James gives us a fascinating insight not just into the problem of hypocrisy in the church, but it’s counter-intuitive and life-changing solution.