Judas Called Christ Lord, Lord

Judas called Christ Lord, Lord; and yet betrayed him, and has gone to his place. Ah! how many Judases have we in these days, that kiss Christ, and yet betray Christ; that in their words profess him—but in their works deny him; that bow their knee to him, and yet in their hearts despise him; that call him Jesus, and yet will not obey him for their Lord. ~ Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks

Many Name Jesus, but in Works Deny Him

Are there not many that name the name of the Lord Jesus, that do not depart from iniquity (2 Tim 2:19), and profess they know God—but in works deny Him? (Titus 1:16). And will God receive these for true converts? What! converts from sin, when they still live in sin? It is a visible contradiction. Surely, if the lamp of profession would have served the turn, the foolish virgins had never been shut out (Matt 25:12). We find not only professing Christians—but preachers of Christ, and wonder-workers, rejected, because they are evil-workers (Matt 7:22-23). ~ A Sure Guide to Heaven by Joseph Alleine

Hypocrites are like the Swan

How many are painted only with the vermilion of a profession, whose seeming luster dazzles the eyes of the beholders, but within there is nothing but petrification! Hypocrites are like the swan, which has white feathers, but black skin; or like the lily, which has a fair color, but a bad scent. ‘Thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead’ (Rev. 3:1). “The Godly Man’s Picture” pg. 15