Metaphysical meaning of Pharisee (rw)
Pharisee--One who observes the letter of the religious law but not its spirit; lacking in understanding of the Truth.
The Pharisees were hypocrites. Jesus denounced them with greater severity than any other class of sinners. They pretended to practice the divine law, but failed to do so. They represent the son who said, "I go, sir; and went not" (Matt. 21:30).
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