THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES (VII)

CLOSING CHAPTER. After a long study on the Pharisees, it’s very easy to start pointing accusing fingers and shaking our heads in disgust at the mere mention of the word Pharisee, but it’s important to note that when we point to a person, three fingers come back pointing at us. A believer is not anContinue reading THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES (VII)

THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES VI.

Spite is a desire to hurt or make a person annoyed and it is often found with its twin version; malice which means to have ill will for a person. The Pharisees exhibited a spiteful and malicious character. I know you’re probably sitting there thinking this article is not for you but flow with me, you mightContinue reading “THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES VI.”

THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES (V).

Hypocrisy. I think one of the most popular of all the doings of the Pharisees is their hypocrisy. Hypocrisy is a practice of claiming to have certain moral or noble or even religious beliefs when that is not really the case. Often times, Jesus called the Pharisees hypocrites, directly or indirectly (Matthew 23:2-3; 13). TheyContinue reading “THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES (V).”

THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES IV

Self-righteousness is one thing that Paul the Apostle fought against tirelessly and yes, the Pharisees were guilty as charged. Wikipedia gives a lengthy definition of it but let’s see anyway. According to Wikipedia, “self-righteousness also called sanctimoniousness, sententiousness and holier-than-thou attitudes is a feeling of display of moral superiority derived from the sense that one’sContinue reading “THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES IV”

THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES III.

Last week, we discussed how the pharisees were proud people. Superiority complex is a phenomenon whereby a person sees himself as better than others. People with Superiority complex are often times proud and proud people often times have superiority complex. You guessed right, the pharisees had a superiority complex. Formerly, the Jews generally saw themselvesContinue reading “THE CHARACTER OF A BELIEVER: A STUDY ON THE PHARISEES III.”