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*** What was
the leaven of the Pharisees?
“Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is
hypocrisy.” Luke 12:1.
*** 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 own?
“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. 11:9.
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. 2:13.
*** Why did
Paul say he opposed Peter in the work he was doing at that time?
Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was
to be blamed.” Gal. 2:11.
*** 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.
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