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What was the
leaven of the Pharisees?
"Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy."
In what way did
the Pharisees show themselves to be hypocrites?
"Ye hypocrites well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying This people
draweth nigh unto Me with their mouth, and honoreth Me with their lips; but
their heart is far from Me." Matt. 15:7, 8.
How had the
Saviour shown that their hearts were not with the Lord?
"For God commanded, saying, Honor
thy father and mother... But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or
his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; and
honor not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the
commandment of God of hone effect by your tradition." Matt. 15:4-6.
What other sign
of insincerity did they manifest?
"And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are; for they
love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that
they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their
reward." Matt. 6:5.
What did Christ
call those who so readily saw the faults of others, but did not correct their
"Thou hypocrite, first
cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast
out the mote out of thy brother's eye." Matt. 7:5.
What is the real
work of a hypocrite?
"A hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbor." Prov.
What eminent man
was once nearly sacrificed by the dissimulations (really hypocrisy) of some Jews
and one of the apostles?
"And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him [Peter]; insomuch
that Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation." Gal.
Why did Paul say
he opposed Peter in the work he was doing at that time?
"But when Peter was
come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed."
What will become
of the hypocrite's hope?
"So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope
shall perish." Job 8:13.
What did David
say he would not do?
"I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with
dissemblers." Ps. 26:4.
If one has true
heavenly wisdom, what kind of fruits will he bear?
"But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable,
gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without
partiality, and without hypocrisy." James 3:17
Where does the
Saviour class those who profess to believe in the lord's coming, and yet by
their actions show that their hearts are not in the matter?
"And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the
hypocrites, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Matt. 24:51.