My thoughts on causing division

I have not posted on this or my other blog in a long time and a friend suggested I start posting on them again.

I want to start with some thoughts on causing division as it came up in a discussion on Facebook. In that discussion, someone was falsely accused of causing division.  Well, at least one form of causing division. If I remember the conversation correctly which sadly I could not find when writing this was Romans 16:17, which says: “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.“. Using that verse is what makes the accusation false however someone else pointed out to me that we have 2 kinds of divisions. One good and one bad. The one in that verse is bad and this is the type of division that is done on purpose to make people fight each other or to deliberately divide people. Kind of like the whole idea of divide and conqure. The other kind of division is unintentional and will happen when speaking the truth in love or correcting other people or doing what God has asked you to do which is found in verse, Matthew 10:34 which says “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.”. This verse the person who was falsely accused would actually be guilty of but not the other.

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