Pharisee in Hebrew means “separated”, one who is separated from a life of purity.
In one of Jesus’s first sermons He stated, “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 5:3.) What Jesus was saying is, “happy are those who are spiritually bankrupt.” Do you acknowledge your spiritual need? The depravity of your spiritual condition? The Pharisees in Jesus’s time could not admit their spiritual need. They had everyone fooled except Christ. As a result they were unable to experience transformation. Only those who saw their spiritual need, verbalized it, and invited Christs transformation, are the ones who can experience it. So can you admit that you don’t measure up and are in need of a spiritual awakening?
Brittney: I am posting this not to save anybody but to see who will admit they are “spiritually bankrupt”. Just like asking if someone is a recovering alcoholic..no need to get all defensive for this is not an offensive question.
By the way Brittany you are making Christians look bad by sitting there criticizing me about the question I posted..when in no way am I making anybody look bad this is a serious question and I expected a serious answer….