Hypocrites — people who pretend to believe that which they know in their heart they do not believe — “are detestable, disobedient, and disqualified for any good work.” (Titus 1:16) These are the “unbelieving” who “profess to know God” but do not know Him at all. They do not know Him; therefore, they do not believe in Him.
“To the pure, everything is pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure.” (Titus 1:15)
Hypocrites are people whose “minds and consciences are defiled.” To them, “nothing is pure.” (Titus 1:15) Everything is suspect; everything is filthy. They are “full of empty talk and deception.” They teach “in order to get money dishonestly.” (Titus 1:10, 11)
Hypocrites are pretenders.