Excellent rebuttal by Todd Wilken to those who equate standing for doctrinal purity and sound doctrine as pharisaical.
“The Pharisees’ error was not the a lack of missionary zeal; it was that their false teaching (however zealously preached) damned rather than saved. Moreover, contrary to everything the Pharisee Card is meant to imply, just because someone is concerned for doctrinal purity and resistant to theological innovation, does not mean that he is unconcerned for the lost. On the contrary, departure from the pure Word, in doctrine and practice, does not help, but hinders the preaching of the Gospel therefore impedes the mission of the Church. False teaching does not save sinners. Purity in doctrine and practice makes the preaching of the Gospel possible. Purity in doctrine and practice makes the preaching of the Gospel imperative.”
Another really good article: