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Pharisees in the Bible: Matthew 3:7
John the baptist and Jesus didn't have much good to say about the Pharisees, the religious rulers who hounded him with continual efforts to trip up his ministry. Here John calls them a "brood of vipers"--an apt description.

I’m not superstitious… am I? A Christian perspective on Friday the 13th
Today is Friday the 13th. Does that make you nervous? Did you glance anxiously over your shoulder on your way in to work this morning? Carefully avoid stepping on sidewalk cracks or walking under ladders? Christians aren't superstitious... are they?

Scribes in the Bible - a Christian perspective
Entering the kingdom of God requires holiness--but not even the "holiest" people in the world, the religious teachers and scribes of Jesus' day--were holy enough to earn eternal life. Nobody can achieve that level of holiness on their own; we need Jesus Christ.

Tombs in the Bible - a Christian perspective
Jesus compared to the Pharisees to beautiful tombs--they look fine on the outside, but inside there's just death and decay.

Basilea Schlink : Hypocrisy
"Woe, to you, hypocrites!" This cry resounds seven times in Jesus' address to the scribes and Pharisees. "So you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity!" (Matt. 23: 28). The same is true of us Christians today. It often happens that...

Matthew 16: 1-12 - Into Thy Word Ministries
Seeking a Sign. The Pharisees were hounding Jesus for more miracles to prove who He was. Even though Jesus gave them miracles that were greater than even Moses had shown, their faith was absent and their focus was skewed. The leaders were so concerned with appearances and their made-up...