Who Are The Modern-Day Pharisees?

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In Jesus’ day, the Pharisees viewed him as a threat. They could not entrap him by words. They could not intelligently engage him in conversation without looking foolish or hypocritical. So they resorted to personal attack upon his name (reputation) by saying that he did the works of a demon – Beelzebub – and they publicly tried to convince the people of that.

Today, there is a modern-day counterpart to the Pharisees of Christs day. It is called Christianity and she has her agents who love to publicly declare all who disagree, question and challenge her as persons either belonging to some evil cult, as misinformed or who are being used by the Devil.

Rarely, to these persons engage in the subject being discussed – especially if they have no answer or if it make them look foolish or hypcritical – instead, the place the focus on the individual and make him/her the subject. This is what is called dragging The Red Herring.

Christianity despises persons who question and challenges it. It loathes persons who think independently of it. Thinking persons ask questions. Thinking persons use what God gave them – a mind – to question, weigh, and conclude. This is what Christianity does not want you to do; especially if your questionings exposes her as a hypocrite who only says that she follows Christ but what she teaches and does are quite contrary.

Christianity wants YOU to he its follower, NOT a follower of Christ. It wants you enslaved to it and limited to a book called the Bible, rather than free and unlimited in service to Christ. In other words, it wants you to be its captives.

Here is a video discussing a reply I received from one of Christianity’s agents.

R. Jerome Harris

A Disciple of Christ in the strictest sense. I belong to no religious organization. I view Christ as my only Head, Master, Teacher, Owner, and Lord. (John 8:31-32, 1Cor 11:3) His God is my God and I champion his teachings above anything issuing out of ANY religious organization.

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  1. Jacqueline Fowler on

    Hi Ron, I am glad your comment section is back up. I will look at a few of your articles and listen to this conversation. I saw your comments on our site yesterday, thanks for commenting. In Christ Jacqueline

    PS: I am Ask Jacqueline on the fojw site. Take Care.

  2. I love your articles. They so much align with my thought. Writing a book currently that discusses how Christians and theologians box God in their doctrines and Holy Bible. I am a true follower of God and Christ, but I detest most Christian Organizations especially Jehovah’s Witness which I was once a part of. Keep it up Sir.

    • Thank you. Respectfully sir, if we say we are “true followers of God and Christ” let us NOT think as the world does about people and their particular religious beliefs. We should view them as our Master Christ did: As sheep without a shepherd. As people who “do not know what they are doing.”

      I personally do not detest persons of any religious organization. I disagree with them, but I do not detest them. Followers of Christ are obligated to love – even their enemies.

      I view persons of ALL religious organizations as innocent. They are like children who believe and do as the parent (religious organization) has directed them. We MUST keep this in mind (this is the mind of Christ).

      When we begin to speak of detesting (or any similar expression) others, then we play into the thinking of the world.

      Remember, the mission of a true follower of Christ (Really no such thing as a true follower. Either one is or one is not) is not to create a rift or a separation of persons, but to bring persons to Christ (not to ourselves) in a Brotherhood and help them to become his disciples as we are.

      JW are no exception. The individuals in the congregations (Kingdom Halls) are innocent and they are sheep alienated from their true Shepherd, Christ Jesus. The Watch Tower Organization has made itself their Shepherd and that is who individual JWs follow. (This is true of ALL religious organizations. The organization itself becomes the Shepherd).

      Now when I see an individual JW, I feel pity and concern as I used to be one of them for more than 30 years. I do not regret being a JW. I count it as a blessing from God that I experienced being a JW as now I am well equipped, knowledgeable, and adept in speaking with any of them. I fully understand the beliefs, the mindset, the approaches and everything about them.

      What makes JWs very nervous when I speak with them is that I am not angry or disgruntled in my demeanor. I am reasoning. I am polite and collected. And I know my way around the Bible and any of their publications. This really messes with them as they expect rude and bad behavior from a former-JW. They would expect a “pointing of the finger at them” and expressions such as “You people are false.” 

      My Master Christ would not want me do engage in this “us versus them” game the entire world plays with regards religion. It divides and separates.

      Just as God looks for individuals within nations to come out of them to come to Him through his Son, our mindset should be to reason with individuals within ANY religious organization to get them to conclude for themselves to come out of them and to walk and come before Christ under their own steam.

      Discipleship to Christ is a very serious matter. And, what he gives and teaches us is more valuable than gold. We must use wisely what he has given us and share it with others – no matter who they are – and with a view that THEY will make the decision to be taught by Christ himself (and not religious organizations).

      I am afraid that too many people have been entrapped by the world’s thinking and not Christs thinking. Christ was tolerant, patient and forgiving. No, he did not agree with everyone and many did not agree with him. But he obeyed his Father and spoke the truth. We should have the same mindset.

      Thanks for reading my articles. I really appreciate it.

    • May I advise you, please. If you are a “true follower” of Christ as you say, then you should not detest ANYONE but view them as Christ did as “Sheep without a Shepherd.” Neither did Christ condemn anyone. He forgave.

      Please get this notion of detesting JWs or any other religious group. They are innocent children and only doing what the parent (WTBTS) tells them to. “Children” do not know.

      You MUST be better than that and show and prove yourself a true disciple of Christ by having the mindset of Christ.

      Because if you go around saying that you are a true follower (a self-proclamation), no one will view you as a true follower when “detestation” is in your heart and mind. Remove them from you as they become conduits that Satan uses to control you.

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