Fury Over Religious Hypocrisy
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To many people want to be seen instead of  God. This thing is about God and not about ourself. We have people out here want the glory instead of giving it to who deserve it. But as the Bible says WOE for they will get theirs. You may shine now but in the end we shall see where the light will shine.

By: vanessa smith
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Fury Over Religious Hypocrisy

Jesus was so merciful, so caring and kindhearted. There were times when He was fatigued, worn and literally exhausted from his never ending duty to minister to the multitudes that were before Him. On one occurrence He tried to withdraw from the bustling surroundings to recuperate and gain his composure, but the Bible tells us that when He saw the masses who needed His help, He had great compassion upon them. He showed pity on them despite his own feelings of pain and exhaustion, He went out among the people and healed all that came to Him, and taught them all the wonderful Words of God's Kingdom of Love.--Matthew 9:36; Mark 6:31-34.

There were also times when the Lord's fury flamed through Jesus, against falsification and hypocrisy. He told the religious leaders of the synagogue filled with self-rightiousness, "If I had not come and spoken unto you, you would not be guilty of sin, but now I have come and exposed you, so you have no covering for your sin!"--John 15:22.

Most of the time He had very little to do with the upper class, the powerful and wealthy religious leaders, the Scribes and the Pharisees.--Except when they insisted on troubling Him and raising critical questions, doubts and accusations among those He was teaching. Then He poured out his rebukes against them, publicly exposing them as the "blind leaders of the blind" that they were (Matthew 15:14). These religious leaders considered themselves to be the most "righteous and holy" people in town, but Jesus laid bare the hypocrites, liars, robbers and cheaters of the poor that they were, which of course infuriated them. 

But usually Jesus avoided the self-satisfied religious, and spent His time helping and loving the poor, the common man, speaking to them, healing them, feeding them and most importantly, giving them the spiritual answers, Love, forgiveness and Truth that they longed for.

By: Mary Jones
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Matthew 6: 5-6 inspires me to think seriously about my prayer life, both in private and in public.

In private I'm encouraged to be honest with God, sharing with Him everything I am and feel and think, because He sees it anyway, and because it helps me incredibly to have a Father who listens to everything I say, and never rejects me.

In public I'm encouraged to be careful in my use of words, never, ever being showy or preachy, but always seeking to honestly connect with God in a way that means something for others. It means I must be humble, speaking because I must connect with God, rather than because I want to impress others with my holiness. And my words must always be easy to understand, helping not hindering others.

By: Lynne Shaw
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Did you Love One Another?

By: uchenna onuora aguedu okw
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What is Jesus real name?

By: Veldon Sage
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Where did martha live?

By: Vipool Patel
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How is kingdom of God look like? Is kingdom of God on this Earth or some where?

By: Evelyn Nnanna
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"And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you." ( Matthew 6:5-6)

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cross sea and land to make a single convert, and you make the new convert twice as much a child of hell as yourselves." ( Matthew 23:15)

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe (donate) mint, dill, and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. It is these you ought to have practiced without neglecting the others." ( Matthew 23:23)

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup, so that the outside also may become clean." ( Matthew 23:25-26)

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which on the outside look beautiful, but inside they are full of the bones of the dead and of all kinds of filth. So you also on the outside look righteous to others, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness." ( Matthew 23:27-28)

"But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you lock people out of the kingdom of heaven. For you do not go in yourselves, and when others are going in, you stop them." ( Matthew 23:13-14)

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