Pharisee in the Bible
Jesus and the Pharisee
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Pharisee Bible Entity
Jesus and the Pharisee in the Bible Debates
Pharisees have earned a bad reputation because of what Jesus spoke of
them while teaching while he was here on earth. But ... Who or what
is a pharisee?
The Pharisee in the Bible has been around for a long time ... Even Jesus
encountered these rascals and you will learn what He said and did in
response to their attacks in this Study. Many Christians and even
Religious leaders, judge other people by the clothes they wear,
length of hair, which side of town they live on, the color of their
skin, past experiences and mistakes they have made, particular
beliefs, etc ...
It is very sad that these individuals, who consider themselves to be
better than another of God's children (even though, they know in
their hearts that they were also forgiven of their sins of the past,
and received God's Grace
and still sin) and that these people would find it necessary to judge
another, in some vain attempt to appear to uplift themselves ...
The problem is, their view makes the Cross, of no effect.
Pharisee Bible Entity
Jesus and the Pharisee in the Bible Debates
There are a few self proclaimed, Religious leaders, (modern day
pharisees) that have written to me at Christianity Oasis,
suggesting that law prevails over God's Grace and say that I should
preach law. These rascals demand that the burden on Christians is to
be heavy, so that it makes it difficult to enter the gates of Heaven.
These individuals have no compassion, understanding or love for
others, in their heart. They have no concept of the love that God has
for His children. Their desire for self edification, blinds them from
My answer to these "wanna be" Religious leader's demands for me to
teach law instead of God's Grace is and will always be ... Not a
It was some self proclaimed Religious leaders, back in Jesus' day,
that were constantly following Jesus around quoting law. His
responses were so compelling that they ran away in fear and
confusion. They became so afraid of losing their high places, that
they devised a plan and had Jesus crucified ... They used laws to do
Again, they told everyone they were doing it for God.
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time
cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God
3 And these things will they do unto you, because they
have not known the Father, nor Me.
They Were Wrong !!!
But, God had a plan and His Will ... Was done.
Jesus said it best, when the self proclaimed Religious leaders of
that time brought a woman before Jesus, to be judged for a sin that
she had committed. They asked Jesus what should be done to her,
knowing that the law said that she should be stoned to death;
Jesus Said ...
He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
Pharisee Bible Warning
Jesus and the Pharisee in the Bible Facts
So, If you are one of the "holier than thou" teachers of law and
elect to judge the lost, which are potential Christians ... Beware.
10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a
Pharisee, and the other a publican.
11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I
thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust,
adulterers, or even as this publican.
12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I
13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up
so much as his eyes unto Heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying,
God be merciful to me a sinner.
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified
rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be
abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Lest you find yourself being judged, as you have judged these lost
souls, and you losing God's Grace.
23 Therefore is the Kingdom of Heaven likened unto a
certain king, which would take account of his servants.
24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto
him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded
him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and
payment to be made.
26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him,
saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with
compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his
fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on
him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.
29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and
besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison,
till he should pay the debt.
31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were
very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.
32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto
him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because
thou desiredst me:
33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy
fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?
34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the
tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you,
if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their
Pharisee Bible Concerns
Jesus and the Pharisee in the Bible Truth
This reminds me of a story ...
There was a man, that we will call Mr. Smith, who was sitting in
Church with his wife. He had just dozed off, during the pastor's
sermon, when he awoke to the sound of the collection plate coming
around. He watched as the people next to him put in what they could
afford, which was very little. When the collection plate reached him,
he cleared his throat very loud, as to gain the attention of all
those around him, and put a hundred dollar bill into the collection
plate. When Church was over, he was edging his way through the crowd
towards the front door and saw a statue of Jesus. He thought to
himself, "He needs a haircut and a shave."
On the way to his favorite restaurant for brunch, he came upon a
stoplight and saw one of "those" people. You know, the ones with a
sign that says "Will work for food". This guy had long hair, a
beard and very dirty, worn out clothing. As he came to a stop, Mr.
Smith rolled up the electric windows in his new Cadillac and turned
his head away from the poor looking man, who was now just outside his
window, with his hand stretched out towards Mr. Smith. After what
seemed like forever, to Mr. Smith, the stoplight turned green. Before
Mr. Smith pulled off, he rolled down the window and yelled out, "Hey,
ya bum ... get a job." and then sped off laughing.
A few years later, Mr. Smith died of cancer and ended up at God's
Judgment seat. Jesus asked Mr. Smith why it was that he thought he
was worthy to get into Heaven. Mr. Smith said proudly that he donated
a hundred dollars every time his wife could drag him to Church. Jesus
asked if that was the only reason and Mr. Smith said, "Yes, of
course, I have paid for my way into Heaven."
Jesus looked at Mr. Smith and said ... "I disagree ... You failed to
have compassion and love for your fellow man, when the opportunity
arose. You are greedy and selfish and are not worthy to enter
Heaven." Mr. Smith, convicted by Jesus' Words, turned and started
walking away with his head hung low.
Then Jesus said ... "And, by the way Mr. Smith ... I am no bum and I
do have a job."
The moral of this Pharisee Bible story is echoed through the Bible.
What you do unto the least of my brethren, you do unto Me ...
Pharisee Bible Danger
Jesus and the Pharisee in the Bible Discussions
Be kind to strangers, it could be an Angel testing you ...
Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have
entertained Angels unawares.
Law Versus God's Grace
I have been told by many of the lost souls, that I encounter, that
some Christians and even some Christian leaders, make it very
difficult for those, who would become Christians, to do so because
they elect to preach law to the potential Christian, instead of God's
Grace by saying such things as "If you have ever done this or that,
you are damned."
But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the
Kingdom of Heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither
suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
For example ... If a potential Christian had ever
divorced their spouse, stolen anything, abused drugs, had sex out
of marriage, smoked, cussed or anything else one can think of ... It
somehow makes these self appointed, "holier than thou" teachers of
law, feel that they have the right to find the potential Christian
unworthy of God's Grace and to pass judgment. This causes the
potential Christian to walk away and never consider becoming a
Pharisee Bible Fears
Jesus and the Pharisee in the Bible Arguments
My friend ... If any of this has ever happened to you ... Do not let
it prevent you from receiving God's Grace
which is free to everyone.
When you truly believe in Jesus, God forgives your past sins ... Period !!!
Here is the Truth ...
I do not frustrate the Grace of God: for if righteousness come by
the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
8 For by Grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of
yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Now, there are many people that were Christians and have stopped
believing in God, because something really bad happened. For example,
Lost Love ... Perhaps they lose a friend or family member to
divorce or death. They decide to blame God or say, if there is a God,
why would He allow this to happen. I want you to know that I truly
feel your pain, for I have lost that which was most dear to me, but I
also know this ... Christians encounter tribulation and trials just
like everybody else, and to stop believing in God, will not explain
away the loss.
Sometimes these things are allowed to happen fora reason, that we do
not understand ...
Pharisee Bible Character
Jesus and the Pharisee in the Bible Outcome
1 The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart:
and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the
righteous is taken away from the evil to come.
2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their
beds, each one walking in his uprightness.
Reasons that we cannot even fathom. I have found that nine times out
of ten, it was caused by negligence or a decision made on mankind's
part. Understand this truth ... Mankind gets to make decisions that
will affect each and every one of us. God allows mankind to make
their own decisions because He does not want puppets. He allows us
free will. The other one out of ten is what I call the test or trial
I have no idea why God allows certain things to happen, but
regardless of why, it is His Will and we will know why it was allowed
to happen, when it is time.
It all comes down to a choice. The choice is yours. Nobody can make
it for you. You can either deny this truth and be cast into the Lake
of Fire ... Forever.
Believe in Jesus, who died for us, and live forever in Heaven.
Either way ... Forever is a Lonnnnnnng time.
Some people ask, but what if all this is just a bunch of superstition
or fairy tales. I ask you this ... What if it is not? Be wise ...
Now I ask you ... What do you have to lose by just believing in
Jesus? It sounds like a tiny investment for great returns. He is the
best eternal life insurance policy, money can't buy.
I want you to think about something. I have no Church for you to
join, I do not want you to sell flowers for me at some airport and I
will gain no fame by your decision to make the right choice. In fact,
I most likely do not even know you and never will, at least on Earth.
And yet, I take the time and effort to create this Christian
Community for you to consider and ponder upon. The reason for this is
that it is the Truth.
Pharisee Bible Summary
Jesus and the pharisee in the Bible Conclusion
So those called to be Overseers of God's sheep ...
Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the
which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of
God, which He hath purchased with His own Blood.
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
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