Why are the villains in the greatest story ever told a group of religious conservativ

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  1. bobfrgsn

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    a group of religious conservatives?
    The question is personal. I am a religious and biblical conservative. I believe in the importance of the family and am convinced that our children need to learn the dangers of Darwin, abortion, and same-sex marriage. Theologically, I’m a fundamentalist. I believe in moral absolutes, the authority of Scripture, and the uniqueness of Christ. What I can’t shake, however, is the thought that the most dangerous group of people in the New Testament were not atheists, secularists, religious liberals, or advocates of sexual freedom.

    Read the whole article: http://www.gospelcom.net/rbc/td/
     
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    The Pharisees had the heart of the atheist in that they had been tricking the Jews into believing God was still in the temple when they knew He was not. They used their religion for control.

    The Sadducees denied the possibility of resurrection, thereby denying the power of God making them secularists and atheistic in their thinking.

    Regarding the Pharisees being religiously liberal, I don't think they were, but Jesus preached exclusivism as well..."no man comes unto the Father but by me."

    As far as being advocates of sexual freedom, the villians Herod and Bernice in Acts were incestuous. Also, concerning those that brought the adulterous woman to Jesus to see how he would judge her. He said "He that is without sin, let him cast the first stone." None of these men could judge this woman. It's possible that they were guilty of the same!

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    the pharisees were innovators in that they added to god's commandements, and even valued their additions above what the bible plainly teaches. imo the issue isn't liberal vs. conservative, but what's true to god's word and what isn't.

    if churches are apostate, it's good to be a liberal, holding to the word of god.
    if the churches are sound, it's good to be a conservative, holding to the word of god.
     
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    I don't think that they were religious conservatives, but I think they were religious extremists, and quite often legalists. More interested in the letter of the law than the spirit of the law. More inserested in worshipping scripture than worshipping God. Stuff like that.
     
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    Bob, I agree with Johnv, on this one. The author of the article you posted has conservativism confused with legalism.

    There is a difference. ;)
     
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    The Sadduccees actually were religious liberals.
     
  7. All about Grace

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    I am assuming this paragraph is not your own testimony. They are the words of the author of the article.

    Another example of a mod trying to stoke the fire within the circle of thought he/she deems in error.
     
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    read the book of matthew chapter 22 in your king james verison,
    A, they were the villains not because they were so conservative but because they were faking it. claiming to be followers of god but only after their own wealth and prestige. beleif determines behaviour and attitude determines your actions. if they were really right in the heart, then they would have known better then to question and test the savior.

    B, the best reason for me on why they were villains, jesus said they were, and perhaps we should just be dumb enough to trust his judge of character.
    yours in christ,
    matt
     

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