Are you a Pharisee? According to a newly released book by distinguished theologian, pastor and author R.T. Kendall, the answer is very likely yes.
Kendall outlines the nature of modern Pharisee tendencies in You Might Be a Pharisee If…: Twenty-five Things Christians do but Jesus Would Rebuke, released Tuesday through Charisma House.
While the term originally meant one who was separated, in modern language, a Pharisee is generally considered someone who is hypocritical on religious issues or sanctimonious.
Kendall explains that he was inspired to write the book during a theological debate via correspondence with prominent Jewish leader Rabbi David Rosen.
In his book, Kendall wrote that Rosen actually preferred the term Pharisee, believing that the phrase was given an unjustly negative meaning in the New Testament.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski