With all that is so Obvious, millions of christians lead themselves to a DEAD END.
During the time of Christ the Scribes and Pharisees were constantly heckling and challenging Jesus, and it was they who plotted his crucifixion......Jesus called them serpents, vipers, blind guides, whited sepulchers, and hypocrites who will be damned to hell. Solving the Mystery of Babylon the Great by Edward Hendrie
Former Jew Benjamin Freedman, in his book Facts are Facts, traced the lineage of modern day Talmudic Jews back to the Pharisees of Christ’s time:
The eminent Rabi Louis Finkelstein, the head of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, often referred to as "The Vatican of Judaism", in his Foreword to his First Edition of his world famous classic "The Pharisees, The Sociological Background of Their Faith", on page XXI states: "... Judaism ... Pharisaism became Talmudism, Talmudism became Medieval Rabbinism, and Medieval Rabbinism became Modern Rabbinism. But throughout these changes in name ... the spirit of the ancient Pharisees survives, unaltered ... From Palestine to Babylonia; from Babylonia to North Africa, Italy, Spain, France and Germany; from these to Poland, Russia, and eastern Europe generally, ancient Pharisaism has wandered "demonstrates the enduring importance which attaches to Pharisaism as a religious movement ..."  Solving the Mystery of Babylon the Great by Edward Hendrie
What did Jesus have to say about the religion of the Pharisees? Jesus said, they masqueraded as religious men who have the oracles of God, but they were really irreligious, teaching instead the doctrines of men.....To what traditions was Jesus referring when he upbraided the Pharisees for using them to transgress and replace the laws of God? Can we find out about those traditions today? Yes; the Talmud is a codification of the traditions of the scribes and Pharisees to which Jesus spoke.....During the time of Christ the Scribes and Pharisees were constantly heckling and challenging Jesus, and it was they who plotted his crucifixion. Solving the Mystery of Babylon the Great by Edward Hendrie
One can sense the contempt that the Pharisees had for the common Jews in John 7:49, where common Jews were impressed by what Jesus had to say, and the Pharisees responded by cursing the Jews for not knowing the “law.” The law to which the Pharisees referred was their oral tradition. William Wotton explains the undue burdens placed on the Jews through the laws of the Pharisees:“They were absurdly minute in the literal observance of the their vows, and as shamefully subtle in their artful evasion of them. The Pharisees could be easy enough to themselves when convenient, and always as head and unrelenting as possible to all others. They quibbled and dissolved their oaths with experienced casuistry.” Solving the Mystery of Babylon the Great by Edward Hendrie
According to Miller, Pharisee Judaism is not a religion at all, but a secret society posing as a religion, a "sect with Judaism as a rite." She cites Moses Mendelssohn who wrote "Judaism is not a religion but a Law religionized."[2012 Jan] Edith Starr Miller - Murdered for Exposing Conspiracy