Christian Division

Division in the Bible

Christianity Oasis Ministry provided this Christian Division Bible Study on the division in the Bible warning. We will look into that and all aspects of the Christian Walk. This SON-derful study will reveal Truth bringing forth understanding and peace within.

Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Christian Walk Bible study program. This is our Christian Division Bible study looking into the very serious division in the Bible warning and how the message within affects you today. This SON-sational Bible study will truly enLIGHTen your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk. Let's look into this together.

Christian Division

Division in the Bible

Christian Division Bible Concern

Let's look into division within the Body of Christ (Christians) ... These divisions in the Bible have been within the Church for a long time:

1 Corinthians 3:3

For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

1 Corinthians 11:18

For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.

The reason for these divisions are usually disagreements on interpretation of Scripture or specific beliefs or ideologies that differ from one another. It is also due to misunderstandings and conflict of personalities, just to name a few.

Pride ... Is the number one reason.

Even the Jewish Religious leaders at the time of Jesus had these divisions over the belief in Angels and Spiritual matters:

Acts 23:7-8

7 And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided.
8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.

Christian Division Bible Danger
What is Division in the Bible

One would assume that the Body of Christ, despite having varying beliefs and opinions on matters would be able to overcome and not allow division to occur because of their one powerful common bond which is the love for and belief in Jesus Christ, who commanded that we are to Love one another.

John 15:12

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

But alas ... It is not so. But why? Because the enemy of our soul knows that he can not destroy the Body of Christ from the outside.

Matthew 16:18

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

So, he must use those Christians within the Church itself to be able to cause havoc and destroy the faith of other Christians. But how does He go about this? By causing chaos and confusion in our lives which causes emotional reaction as if we were his puppets.

Christian Division Bible Concern ... If you are like most people ... Your life is an emotional roller coaster at times, due to the various issues that you encounter along your Christian walk. From good to bad and every gray area in between.

The Word of God reveals that we are to be content during all of these times and states of mind and heart.

Philippians 4:11

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am in, therewith be content.

Christian Division Bible Fears
Avoid Division in the Bible

We are taught to be joyful during every state of mind and heart that we find ourselves in and to allow nothing to steal our joy.

John 16:22

And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy, no man taketh from you.

Why would anyone try and steal your joy? The intent of the enemy (even thru use of other people at times) is to quench the Spirit of God within you.

1 Thessalonians 5:19

Quench not the Spirit.

They want to leave you tattered, torn and frayed, from all the nonsense, so that you are unable to maintain peace within. Let nothing take that Joy and comfort that comes from being connected to the Holy Spirit of Truth ...

Here is Wisdom ... Christian division in the Bible pitfall ... We can not be connected to the Holy Spirit while being caught up in worldly gossip and drama. The fruits are just all wrong and when this occurs, there is no Spiritual connection between your spirit and the Holy Spirit.

If you become entangled in something where you find yourself whispering in the shadows and backbiting which we know from the Bible, that God despises ... Walk away my friends from those who seek Christian division.

Roman 16:17-18

17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

Christian Division Bible Prophecy
Division in the Bible and Pride

Divisions are usually due to the selfish pride of a soul seeking to attain their own way.

Christian Division in the Bible Trivia Time ... So, how do we determine if what we believe in a particular a matter, is the right way or not and if our resulting spiritual reactions are of God or serving our own belly or purpose or that of another that we have sided with, usually due to friendship? The Bible is clear ... A tree is known by its fruits:

Matthew 12:33

Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

What does Jesus mean by our fruits? Our fruits (words and deeds) express our soul's spiritual condition. So we are to check our own fruits to see if they are in harmony with the fruits of the Spirit ... So, what then, are the fruits of the Spirit?

Galatians 5:22-23

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Christian Division Bible dangers of division in the Bible tidbit of Truth ... If we find that our fruits are contrary to the fruits of the Spirit, despite what we think about the situation we are in ... We are wrong:

Galatians 5:19-21

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance (Division), emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.

Christian Division Bible Summary
Division in the Bible Conclusion

Take the time to look up the meaning of many of the words in that Scripture and you will discover that they are words and deeds which seek to cause division.

So, it is obvious that we are to take no part in those who seek to divide for selfish gain. But rather correct them if they try and get us involved in the division plot, created by the enemy of our soul.

Ephesians 5:11

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [gently and lovingly correct] them.

You may anger the soul in question for the time being, but the seeds of Truth may take root within them and they may be healed.

Hebrews 12:11

Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

In doing so ... You may have just saved their soul.

James 5:20

Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

Do not allow the enemy of our soul to steal your joy ... Or theirs!!!

This Christian division Bible warning shares that division in the Bible is a danger for all Christians to be concerned about. Drop the pride and don't divide.

Before we conclude this study, let's remember one of the most remembered scriptures in the Gospel about this very topic ...

Matthew 12:25

And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.

How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare