What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between the Pharisees accusing Jesus of violating God’s law by doing something not specifically authorized in scripture (Matthew 12, Mark 3:1-6, Luke 6:1-11) and when Christians today accuse other Christians of violating God’s law by doing something not specifically authorized in scripture?

What makes it right for Christians in century twenty-one, but wrong for Pharisees in century one?

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8 thoughts on “What’s the Difference?

  1. Well, to me the difference is that the Pharisees were obviously wrong. Today when this happens it’s called standing for the truth, isn’t it?

  2. Anon said, “the Pharisees were obviously wrong”Not so obvious, if you consider the times. Remember a couple of commandments, two of the top ten, remember the sabbath and keep it holy, and you shalt not steal, or confiscate your neighbor’s stuff.Remember they didn’t believe there was a new sheriff in town.Now to the question,the difference is the pharisees knew only what was taught in the old law. We today, especially Christians should know better than to judge others on such flimsy evidence, or no evidence found in scripture.that is just my opinion, Keith you know I always have one 🙂

  3. I have wondered this before (out loud I might add) and gotten blank stares. The only difference I can see is that since we are more enlightened in this day and age, it must be o.k.I put this post on my blog Keith. I could not figure out how to track back or whatever it’s called, so I left a link to your site. Hope you don’t mind.Have a great weekend. Lance

  4. It is exactly the same thing, done for the same reasons. Today we have Pharisees they just go by different names.On my blog the latest post quotes Barton W. Stone ““My opinion is that immersion is the only baptism. But shall I therefore make my opinion a term of Christian fellowship? If in this case I thus act, where shall I cease from making my opinions terms of fellowship? I confess I see no end. . . . Let us still acknowledge all to be brethren, who believe in the Lord Jesus, and humbly and honestly obey him, as far as they know his will, and their duty.” (Christian Messenger, 1831, p. 19, 21.)“…where shall I cease from making my opinions terms of fellowship? I confess I see no end.” In 1831 he forsaw a looming problem, boy, if he could only see us now!The meanest spirited people in the churches of Christ will stand flat footed and tell you they are the only ones saved. Because they believe they are “right” and “sound” everyone else is going to hell.What a sad joke.Royce

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