ARE YOU DIVISIVE?!
Maybe you had BETTER be! :)
“I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed! Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three.”
“Your meetings do more harm than good. So, there must be divisions among you, in order that they who are genuine and approved may become evident and plainly recognized among you.”
“What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside. Expel the wicked person from among you.”
Why does GOD welcome and insist on “division” when things are seriously amiss and trampling His Son’s blood with the destruction of 75%* of the teens’ lives in the modern religions (Herod and Pharaoh were likely not successful in killing as high a percentage of children as modern religion does) and vastly more grievous worldly compromise amongst the adults in the religious world?
A thought you may not have considered:
So-called “DIVISION”—MEANS YOU FINALLY HAVE SEEN YOUR CHOICES.
So-called “DIVISION”—MEANS YOU FINALLY HAVE BEEN PRESENTED YOUR ALTERNATIVES.
Hallelujah! : )
There is only “division” where opportunities and alternatives exist to CHANGE.
Regardless of how the status quo tries to portray it, Jesus insisted that “division” is not necessarily bad—and HE’S ALWAYS RIGHT. : ) He was, Himself, quite divisive when it came to the state religion of HIS day.
*“An Assemblies of God study showed a loss of 66% of their students within one year of high school graduation.” “A Southern Baptist transition project estimates an 82% loss of youth within one year of high school graduation.” “Fifty to eighty percent of high school students walk away.”
(Church? No thanks. WHY TEENS ARE LEAVING IN DROVES, BY REBECCA GRACE, AFA Journal, May 2008)