Accidental Pharisees is about radically extreme believers who are strict on others who aren’t living up to the notion of being a true follower of Christ. The based their whole demeanor on the passages of scripture and they expected others to follow the rules. The Pharisees were addicted to legalism and they condemned people who weren’t as zealous at following the law. Pride is a big factor of an accidental Pharisees. We must avoid making comparisons with other believer and thinking we’re living the more Godly life than they currently are. It’s important to deal with the log in our own eyes instead of focusing on someone else’s speck in their eye.
Larry Osborne explored the concepts that some of us are still Pharisees. Many churches are struggling to accept people who they consider still sinners and they believe they haven’t changed yet. One of the biggest problems areas, Larry Osborne has seen are the popular preachers, authors, and radically Christians attempting to convince their followers that they must step up their game, and become a Christian who is serving and becoming a disciple. His point was that we have to be careful to not exclusive others, who the accidental Pharisees claim are struggling to arrive at that high level of being a committed Christian.
I would recommend this fundamental resource to anyone who is feeling like they can’t measure up to the high standards being placed on them. Many are feeling pressured to be a hard core Christian who helps and serves everyone. If you’re feeling like a failure because you can’t be all things to all people and you can’t devote a lot of time to join every single mission, then this book is for you. This book portrayed the real effects of being an accidental Pharisees and looking down on others who aren’t at the level, you believe you’re at. An important thing to remember is we can’t judge others who aren’t just like us. This book will open reader’s eyes into shunning all the legalism in religion.
“I received this book for free from Cross Focused Reviews / Zondervan for this review”.
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