I was a bit hesitant to go further with my point but here we go.
First, I don't claim to be a Christian. I think many who claim to be are not very good examples but that's not for me to judge. If someone comes to the door to speak about being saved or the "Word", they don't get into my home but they are always offered a bottle of water and a wrapped snack of some sort. That's how I treat people.
I hear a lot of people who talk about being saved or accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Most of them couldn't prove it by me. They are Christian to those who may be able to help them or those who are like them but wouldn't lift a finger to those who don't fit their requirements.
I honestly don't believe many who claim to be Christian have the slightest idea of what it really entails. The sacrifice of time and wealth and preconception. It's not just wealth that a man needs to give up. It's his prejudices, fears and his ignorance. That's they camel passing through the eye if a needle.
When Jesus spoke to and about the Pharisees, he wasn't playing the role of Fonzie getting ready to rumble with the crosstown gang. He was warning about the pitfalls and dangers of hypocrisy. He was warning about what not to become. It seems much has fallen on deaf ears.
When he spoke about rendering unto Caesar, it was a reminder you live in the world. You can't lock yourself away from it. Can't be culturally ignorant. Samaritans, Roman soldiers, tax collectors, adulteresses. The hated and despised were those He sought out. Jesus ministered to those on the edges, the periphery of society, not the "in crowd".
Perhaps I haven't accepted Him but at least I haven't lied to myself about either.