Remember it was the Pharisees with whom Jesus argued the most. They too belonged to an organization that was a major proponent of good deeds in their day. However one of their tenets also allowed for the breaking of the fifth Commandment (Matthew 15:6). This was the sort of discrepancy that insulted Jesus enough to consider the good deeds of their organization worthless and to pronounce the Pharisees as “hypocrites” and “sons of hell”. And yet the good deeds of the Pharisees put most of us (including most Masons) to shame.