When a professed “Christian” does not live differently than others in the culture and not in-line with traditional Judeo-Christian morality, others observing them raise their eyebrows. They wonder if the self-declared saint is really what he or she claims to be, or if they are merely a religious hypocrite.
On the other hand, the non-believing world does have erroneous, elevated expectations for those who claim to be followers of Jesus. They do not understand that living under God’s grace does not make anyone perfect, at least not in this world! However, sometimes believers also do not understand the implications of living in this world under God’s grace.