Comment by tonytran2015: Can universality be advocated along with exemptions ?
Christ represented a universal God and universal morality. His teaching represented the natural next stage, which Jews should have embraced.
By rejecting Christ’s teaching, the Pharisees placed the Jewish people in perpetual opposition to the best interests of humanity, to the ultimate and inevitable path of human spiritual evolution.
They have placed Jews in a state of permanent metaphysical revolt which on a personal level leads to alienation and dysfunction.
Christ taught that God is Love. Love is the Master Plan. Love is Light. Love thy neighbor. Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you. By giving of ourselves we find our true selves.
What fault could Pharisees have with a gospel that preaches human brotherhood and putting others before yourself? Doing unto others as you would have them do unto you?
It denies their special claim, as God’s “chosen people” which in practice means self-appointed Gods.