The profession of “Impersonator” is a million dollar business. When we no longer see the original “rich and famous,” we gladly settle for a look alike. Clothing, hair, voice and mannerisms are carefully studied and practiced diligently. A professional in their craft can temporarily “take on the life” of those they copy.
We respect impersonators; but we reject impostors! They don’t try to entertain with their acquired skills and resemblance; the goal is to convince people they are the “real thing!” It is common knowledge that both Hitler and Hussein had doubles. We don’t like being conned!
I had a humorous experience in the late 1990’s. My hair style and eye glasses at that time were very similar to those worn by the First Lady, Hillary Clinton. I did not intentionally copy her styles, and did not realize how similar they were. My husband and I were in Orlando with friends attending a “Christian Coalition” meeting. In a large convention room a stranger walked up to me and commented on how much I looked like Hillary. I laughed it off as just a coincidence. Later on our way home we stopped at a fast food restaurant. For the second time that day I was approached by some one telling me how much I looked like Hillary! I was not an impersonator or an impostor!
Don’t be deceived by the greatest impostors! “But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived (2 Timothy 3:13 NKJ).” Satan is the leader of all counterfeit activities. Test the spirits! (1 John 4:1) Impostors may fool a crowd; but inside that convincing exterior, they are as misleading as a Hollywood lot, showing only fronts of fake buildings. Reject the lies, and “the great impostor!” Choose “The Truth, Jesus Christ!”