Matthew 23 1
Then Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, 2
saying: "The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. 3
Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, and do not do."
17 "Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. 18For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. 19Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven."
To: Jeremiah Jr
Fine, but did you read the entire article or did you only make it half-way through? It discuss that which you posted in regard to why the opinion is held that the Pharisees are considered the archenemy in the New Testament. I thought it did a good job explaining. And if Jesus isn't close to the Pharisees in his teaching styles, which one of the other sects do you consider him to be?
posted on 11/06/2001 8:37:28 PM PST
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