It's not uncommon to hear someone object to the truth of Christianity by charging Christians with being hypocrites. One pastor I knew would humorously respond, "Well, then you want to make sure you don't go to Hell because it'll be full of hypocrites."
This is a serious stumbling block for many critics and Dr. Ken Samples provides a thoughtful and tender:
"A discussion of logic (and illogic) and clarification of what being a Christian means may be important steps along the way to discovering?and discussing?a person's deeper, often emotionally-charged reasons for rejecting Christ. Here we must proceed with care and compassion, as we would treat a life-threatening injury. An emotional arrow or sword may need to be pulled out, but not without some anesthetic, antiseptic, bandaging, and follow up. In some cases, a warning about the danger of letting the wound become or remain infected with bitterness may need to be given."
This is a circumstance when an effective ambassador for Christ will use wisdom, and we can avoid more of such charges by living lives of character. Knowledge, wisdom, and character are all necessary qualities for followers of Christ.