Why should I join a bunch of hypocrites? Unfortunately, hypocrites can be found in the church. Jesus took hypocrites seriously and warned against the danger of hypocrisy throughout His ministry. Hypocrites damage the reputation of the church as much, if not more, than any other sin. But sometimes what is called hypocrisy is not, in fact, hypocrisy. And we would all do well — Christian and non-Christian alike — to tend to our own lives before criticizing others. We are all sinners in need of the blood of Christ.