I need to be careful. There is a slippery slope where being a religious zealot moves quietly into religious rule keeping.
Has it happened to me?
Yikes! I resemble that remark.
The Pharisees (religious leaders and elites) were an influential religious sect within Judaism in the time of the Messiah and the early church.
The Pharisees (religious elites) are often presented as hypocritical and proud opponents of Jesus. The Master stated it bluntly: “They do not practice what they preach” (Matthew 23:3).
He then left them, got back in the boat, and headed for the other side. But the disciples forgot to pack a lunch. Except for a single loaf of bread, there wasn’t a crumb in the boat. Jesus warned, “Be very careful. Keep a sharp eye out for the contaminating yeast of Pharisees (religious leaders and elites) and the followers of Herod. | Mark 8:13-15 (The…
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