"And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came upon him with the elders, And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?" Luke 20:1-2 .
"And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition." Mark 7:9 .
"for they say, and do not." Matthew 23:3 .
"they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers." Matthew 23:4 .
"all their works they do for to be seen of men" Matthew 23:5 .
"they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments" Matthew 23:5 .
"love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues" Matthew 23:6 .
"And greetings in the markets" Matthew 23:7 .
"and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi" Matthew 23:7 .
"call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven." Matthew 23:9 .
"Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ." Matthew 23:10 .
"he that is greatest among you shall be your servant" Matthew 23:11 .
"for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in." Matthew 23:13 .
"ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation." Matthew 23:14 .
"ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves." Matthew 23:15 .
"blind guides" Matthew 23:16 .
"which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!" Matthew 23:16 .
"fools and blind" Matthew 23:17 .
"And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty." Matthew 23:18 .
"ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin" Matthew 23:23 .
"have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone." Matthew 23:23 .
"Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel." Matthew 23:24 .
"ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess." Matthew 23:25 .
"ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity." Matthew 23:27-28 .
"because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?" Matthew 23:29-33 .
"Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:" Matthew 23:34 .
"Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;" Luke 20:46 .
"Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation." Luke 20:47 .
"For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had." Luke 21:4 .
"Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes," Luke 20:46 .
"Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men [are],
3) or even as this publican.
I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as [his] eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified [rather] than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted." Luke 18:10-14 .
adulterers, - GUILTY (they allow divorce and remarriage for adultery
"Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
"Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.........
Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most......
And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?" Luke 7:36-50 .
"Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven....... Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward...... But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly." Matthew 6 .
"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......But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly." Matthew 6 .
"But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking." Matthew 6 .
"After this manner therefore pray ye:
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen." Matthew 6 .
"For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you......But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." Matthew 6.
"Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward......
But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly." Matthew 6 .
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Mark 10: 1-12
Modern Day Pharisees.
Essentially Satan has used the identical same deception to destroy the Greeks as he used on Israel. Israel had the honour of having the Old Testament scriptures written in their language, Hebrew, and Greece had the New Testament written in their language, Greek. Satan deceived Israel with the Pharisees, and then used the same deception, Orthodox priests and bishops, modern day Pharisees, to deceive Greece. The way this happened is as follows.......
THE PHARISEES DECEIVE THE JEWS and ISRAEL
THE JEWS and ISRAEL ARE REPLACED:
At the time of Moses there was a rebellion against him. In "The Gainsaying of Core" (also spelt Korah) the authority of Moses was challenged as the only person through whom God was establishing law. Moses separated Core or Korah from himself and God opened up the ground and swallowed the rebels into a pit or crevasse, destroying them all in an earthquake. After Moses died the 70 Elders still judged in Israel. These elders became corrupted over the centuries, and the ultimate corruption came when the kingdom of Israel was divided in two, Israel the Northern Kingdom and Judah (and Benjamin) the Southern Kingdom. The Northern Kingdom of Israel became scattered, leading to what is called "the lost tribes of Israel" as they mingled among the Gentiles. The Southern Kingdom Tribe of Judah was taken captive in Babylon, where the elders became very corrupted, and part of their corruption was thinking they could establish law by tradition, just as Moses had done, but they also introduced the terrible corruptions of Babylon, even adopting their Pagan calendar.
The origin of Judaism, which has deceived israel is this. When Jesus the Messiah arrived we see many confrontations between him and the Pharisees over them putting their traditions (that had in effect become laws) above the revealed word of God. After Jesus died the new covenant law was written down, and a new Faith, the Christian Faith, brought by the Messiah, began to rapidly spread. The Pharisees then revealed the true nature of their corrupt belief that the 70 elders could establish law, sat down and wrote out the Talmud, that had before this mostly been a verbal tradition of laws, but this was now done in great detail, showing the jaw dropping corruption of their cabalistic religion that is now called Judaism. Judaism does not claim to be the religion Moses taught. please be clear about this. It is a religion that claims they have established new law alongside the old law. They no longer stone people to death in Israel because the new religion of Judaism does not command it. There are new modern cults (predicted in a prophecy in 1 Timothy 4:1-4) who do claim to keep the old law of Moses (unlike Judaism) but these cults have become very varied in a short period of time, as the old law was so draconian they are embarrassed to actually claim to keep it.
In an article called Concerning the Tradition of Long Hair and Beards, on the Orthodox website called Orthodox Christian Information Centre, they state quote: "Orthodox Christian piety begins in the Holy Tradition of the Old Testament." If you read this article you will see it is no coincidence Orthodox priests and bishops over the centuries look identical to the Pharisees in their physical appearance. (strange however that the OT Pharisees did not "do icons")
THE PHARISEES DECEIVE THE GREEKS
THE GREEKS ARE REPLACED:
The origin of Orthodoxy which deceived Greece is this. Essentially Orthodox Christianity is a clone of the attack of the Pharisees. The early church obeyed the teachings of Jesus, that were written down in that generation, and verbally and orally transmitted to the believers or early Christians. However new testament law was not only established through Jesus. Some of the Christian law we follow today was revealed by inspiration of the Holy Ghost through the writings of the Apostles and disciples of Jesus, just as scripture was written by King David in the Psalms, and law established through Moses . In a similar way to the Pharisees of old, early heretics began to depart from the Faith by supposing themselves able to establish law not written in the gospels, epistles and book of Revelation. The great division ( call it schism if you will ) happened at the time of Constantine. Constantine, who has been made a saint "equal to the Apostles" by Orthodoxy and its preposterous practice of canonisation (all are called to be saints - Romans 1) was a very evil, violent and warlike man. The true teachings of Jesus are "Love and Peace" not war and violence. He brought the heresy called "the scarlet and purple" heresy in the Book of Revelation chapter 17. Those deceived by war, murder and violence, and the Faith being melded with the State, then began to develop further the sacerdotalist style of religion that now underpins both the Catholic and Orthodox forms of fake Christianity.
This fake form of Christianity, empowered by the state for violence, began to persecute the real Christians, who were similar to pacifist evangelical Christians today. However as this violent fake form of Christianity grew, there was a giant schism, this time not between true peaceful believes and scarlet and purple heretics, but a schism between the two fake forms of Christianity that had become to diversify from each other because they were based in different regions. Rome wanted to make a giant bid for power, and essentially make Rome the new Jerusalem, and the Pope based in Rome the "Holy Father" or Pope, even though Jesus made it plain only God is the Holy Father, and he is the only leader of the Faith. So the Greeks and others split away from Rome, which is the Whore of Babylon, ruled by Catholicism, and the Greeks and others in the schism, became the daughters of this harlot, both committing adultery against God with idols and idolatry toward the mass or communion.
Essentially the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Oriental Orthodox churches are the product of men (Pharisees similar to Core) who all think they can establish traditions that in effect become law BUT as they come from different regions, they all establish bogus laws more acceptable to where they live, and in so doing blow apart as a fraud the underlying false idea. To this day the two types of Eastern Orthodoxy see either the pagan Julian calendar, or the pagan Gregorian Calendar, as part of their religion, just as Jews and the Pharisees see the pagan Babylonian calendar with Tammuz in it, as part of their religion, whereas Evangelical type Christians just see the secular calendar as here in society and not part of their actual religion.
WHO REPLACED THE GREEKS?
If Israel was replaced by the Greeks as a nation God has special plans for to use as a witness, who replaced the Greeks? First of all let me say many Evangelicals, if not the vast majority perhaps, would say that the plan of God was never to have a nation chosen for a specially strong witness to the world, so I am wrong to believe it. They would point to Romans 11 and say it indicates the new plan of God was to use Israel, Judah and all the gentiles (grafted in) as the great witness. However it seems to me there is a huge amount of evidence that Israel and Judah almost completely failed God after the death of the Apostles, and it was not long after the Greeks did the same.
The church then went into the Second Babylonian Captivity, prophesied about the Whore and to an extent her daughters who also dominated countries. As the Tribe of Judah was trapped in Babylon (modern day Iraq) and the conquered countries in its Empire, so the church was persecuted in the countries dominated by Rome and the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox false churches. The Roman Catholics refuse to give permission to see the documents they still have about their murder, torture and Inquisition style practices. The real church at this time took a low profile but were still there, as was the word of God, the Hebrew and Greek scriptures, prophesied to be preserved on Earth word for word in Matthew 4:4.
It seems obvious to me God gave the chance to the Greeks to be great examples as a witness for God and they failed. Then God made his great move of revival. The Lollards in England arose long before the Reformation, and were murdered and tortured by the Catholics. Then this move of God began to get stronger and stronger in the Reformation Evangelical Christianity began to grow in numbers. What people do not understand is that just as in Romans 13 God uses the secular (unsaved) state Governments, the less spiritual Protestants who believed in war and murder just like the Catholics were not this true church. Indeed the pacifist Christians who fled to the USA and colonized it where often pacifist Christians seeking refuge from Catholic and Orthodox and Protestant persecution. Just as God uses secular unsaved powers in Government in Romans 13, he used the Brits to destroy the Spanish Armada, helping directly with tidal currents, winds, lightning and storms.
The special place in Evangelism that God may have given them the space to occupy, was then given to the British and Americans, the true preachers of the free will Evangelical gospel. Even the sinfully violent Protestant soldiers in the British Empire were used by God in many ways, despite the hideous sns they also committed, by for instance stopping Sati in India - the practice of burning alive every woman whose husband died before them.
see also: Pharisees Checklist here: