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Saturday, January 03, 2009

More than a hypocrite

Am I a Pharisee?

If I travel far and wide to convert others to a religious affiliation rather than preach the gospel -- I am a Pharisee.
If I exalt my forefathers, history and traditions above the commands of God -- I am a Pharisee.
If I relentlessly, though insidiously, attack the words of God -- I am a Pharisee.
If I observe outward motions without inward movement -- I am a Pharisee.
If I follow the letter but not the Spirit -- I am a Pharisee.
If I major on minors and minor on majors -- I am a Pharisee.
If I feign righteousness and devotion -- I am a Pharisee.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

Nice. your own?

R. L. Vaughn said...

Yes. This is a slightly revised portion of a paragraph of an article I printed in The Baptist Waymark March-April 1995 under the "More than a hypocrite" title.