On the flipside, if I say I am a Christian because I am such a good person, then and only then, am I a hypocrite. Aside from Jesus Christ, no one—not even Mother Theresa, Billy Graham, Saint Francis of Assisi, or Jesus’ own mother Mary—is without sin. They may be the most wonderful, self-sacrificial people to walk the face of the earth but somewhere, tucked within each and every piece of human flesh is a dirty little stain called sin. We’re born with it. No one had to teach us how to lie, cheat, steal, or hurt someone's feelings. On the contrary, we had to be taught not to do those things. We have laws set up in society because without them, we’d destroy ourselves, and others.
No. I am not a hypocrite. I am a lover of Jesus Christ, who loves me back—even with my face covered in mud. He tenderly washes me new every day. This is the only reason I am allowed to say with complete humility that I am indeed a Christian.