Welcome again to Warning Against Others. Today, we will be doing something different. Considering that our Lord warned against the Pharisees, I’d like to hear with you a Messianic Jewish Perspective on the subject. Are all Pharisees bad? Are some good and some bad? Now, here is your assignment for this project. If you find offense with what the speaker in the link/s have to say, pray about and study it for yourselves. Don’t be so proud as to say, “I’m right and you are wrong.” All of us have been taught a certain way. Just because it doesn’t fit into your box, doesn’t make it truth. So, without further adue, let’s begin:
The reason why I tell you to pray and study for yourselves is that we cannot afford to have leaven such as generalization. We cannot afford to say, “All Catholics are based on works,” or “All Pharisees are bad,” or whatever you may say. Jesus Christ, the One we claim to believe in and represent, would never generalize and call all beyond hope. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God rather we be Pharisees, Sadducees, Eseens (another Jewish Sect), Catholics, Protestants, Evangilicals, etc. Let’s learn to give others the same grace given to us (Matthew 18:21-35). God bless!
Love in Christ,
P.S. By no means do I intend to judge people. I myself was shocked when I first was introduced to the idea of all Pharisees not being bad, but I didn’t want anyone unnecessarilly angry and debating. I will say though, post your prayerful thoughts in the comments below. I forget most of the time to say this, but you are always welcome to comment.