John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Jesus spoke these words to the Pharisees (cf. John 8:13) who sought to kill him.
The next time you are about to call another Christian a Pharisee or “pharisaical,” remember that the Pharisees whom Jesus condemned were unbelievers who were energized by Satan to do his will. Do you really want to claim that you know that the Christian that you are calling a Pharisee is a child of the devil who is being influenced by the devil to do his will?
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