The Pharisees believe in making tons of laws to keep the people in slavery--
4For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.
They believe that they are the elite and the elect, and everything they do is for show to reinforce the idea that they are better and smarter than other men because this is what they believe to be true--
5But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
6And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,
7And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
They believe in controlling people and keeping them hungry and helpless so that they will not enter into the kingdom of heaven--
13But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.
They are total hypocrites who steal from widows while making long prayers in public to prove their piety because they believe in fooling and cheating the people they consider inferior to them--
14Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
They believe they have a right to money and power, at the expense of others, and they are not above using even the temple of God to achieve this end, putting people in debt to them under the guise of religion--
16Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!
Finally, as all narcissists who crave earthly power, they miss the true meaning of God's law, whether by accident or design--
23Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
The Pharisees rose to power in Babylon and after 70 ad many returned to Babylon where they polished and developed the above skills in pursuit of control of the world. Jesus calls them the sons of Satan, and Satan the prince of this world, thus the whole world system as we know it is the Pharisitic Babylonian system of Revelation.
1 John 4:4
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.