Delusional self-confidence based on self-accomplishment is not far removed from self-righteousness. It’s an insidiously deadly poison that can be… Continue reading
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Tagged A true church, Ladociea, Pharisees, Revelation 3, Who are the true followers of Jesus?
Why do some Churches and their leaders let pharisees set the agenda for their ministries? Continue reading
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If you let them, Pharisees will turn a gospel-based ministry into a center for legalism.
Don’t let them and don’t worry about offending them. Instead… Continue reading
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Tagged Antagonists, divided church, legalism, Pharisees, trouble makers
Most people have a negative view of Pharisees. The Pharisees are mostly remembered as the chief antagonists against Jesus. Yet, in all fairness, they had a noble beginning long before the days of Jesus’ earthly life. Continue reading