Originally posted by badmedia
Jesus was always arguing against the pharisees in the bible. This is important.
1. A member of an ancient Jewish sect that emphasized strict interpretation and observance of the Mosaic law in both its oral and written form.
2. A hypocritically self-righteous person.
These were people who worshiped very regularly. They went to church every week, gave a hefty sum of their income to the church, and were the moral
leaders of the time.
Jesus said they would cross an ocean just for 1 convert.
Sounds like they had it all right huh? Jesus called them hypocrites and said they were the sons of the devil. These were the people who accused Jesus
of blasphemy and murdered him.
Today this is the christian churches. They follow the literal and strict version of the bible, but just like the pharisees of the time - they have no
Jesus said he didn't come to change the laws, but to fulfill them. By fulfill them, he meant to bring understanding and be the example on how to
properly follow them.
Prophets Vs. Pharisees
Also, Paul establishes the christian church.
Paul vs. Jesus
A List of Contradictory and Incompatible Statements
I have found you again!
So, you think the Christians of today are the same as the pharisees of Christ's time?
You are badly mistaken!
Not everyone who claims to be a Christian is a Christian!
Those "Christians" you speak of are LUKEWARM CHRISTIANS, not TRUE CHRISTIANS!
Lukewarm Christians are those who "confess" they are of Christ, but inwardly have not HONESTLY come to accept Christ into their hearts!
Many people CLAIM they have accepted and followed after Christ, but inwardly they have not asked Jesus to COME LIVE IN THEIR HEARTS!
You MUST ask Jesus to come live INSIDE OF YOU!
Just because someone QUOTES Jesus does NOT mean they are OF Jesus!
I see many who CLAIM to follow after Jesus' WORDS, but who also have not accepted Jesus into their hearts.
Many come against TRUE CHRISTIANS because they focus on the LUKEWARM CHRISTIAN'S ACTIVITIES!
Lukewarm Christians are hypocrites, and they do not honestly LOVE Jesus, because if they did love Jesus they would also love Jesus' Children!
I trust COMPLETELY in Jesus Christ HIMSELF and His Words, AND THE WORDS OF HIS CHILDREN!
If a person attributes the actions of fake Christians to True Christians, then that person is NOT right with Christ!
Be careful who you judge, because you may be coming against one of Christ's Anointed!
Who are Christ's ANOINTED?
THE SAINTS OF CHRIST JESUS!
I am a Saint of God because Jesus LIVES INSIDE of me.
Hence, I use Saint in my nick: SaintlyMic!
ANYONE WHO TRUSTS IN CHRIST, HAS CHRIST'S MIND AND SPIRIT IN THEM, AND WHO ALSO LOVE THE OTHER CHRISTIAN BRETHREN ARE THE ANOINTED SAINTS OF GOD!
Jesus has called us to PRAY FOR OUR ENEMIES and to LET HIM DEAL WITH FALSE CHRISTIANS.
But, when you see someone coming against ALL the Brethren, then they must be enlightened concerning the TRUTH that not all of the Brethren are
I am not lukewarm simply because Jesus is in my heart, and I defend Him as He tells me to defend Him, and I defend the Brethren.
Does the word BRETHREN scare you?
It just simply means those who are altogether TOGETHER in fellowship of and with Christ.
That is what TRUE CHRISTIANITY truly is...a fellowship of Christian Brethren!
So, the Christians are NOT the problem, and neither were all the Pharisees.
It is those who like to look like either one and yet deny Jesus in their hearts who are the problem!
Most Pharisees rejected Christ Jesus, therefore they were not true to themselves concerning God, because Jesus is God.
If you will go over my posts, I go into more detail concerning these things.
Jesus HIMSELF, and not just His WORDS, is the TRUTH, the LIFE, and the LIGHT of all humanity!
ANYTHING less than Christ Himself is a LIE!
[edit on 11/26/2008 by SaintlyMic]