THE MODERN DAY PHARISEES AND JESUS: CLEAN THE INSIDE OF THE CUP

Jerry Robinson:

“Today, many within the American church have become insistent upon being accommodated. Like a confrontation between the modern day Pharisees and Jesus, there is a debate over the need to clean the outside of the cup — even as the inside of the cup remains dirty.”

“Some Christians joust for the highest seats of human power to enforce their agenda. They want a seat at the tables of power. What if such ever-increasing faith in the political process and in human institutions compensates for a lack of faith in the power of the Holy Spirit?”

“Why has the necessary devil of human government been viewed as a means to an end when, in fact, it resides on a dead end street?”

http://www.jrmi.org/cleaning-the-outside-of-the-cup/