Wednesday, February 14, 2007

The Word of God Dividing Churches???

We know that Satan deceived Eve in the Garden of Eden by twisting the word of God; this occurred early in God's word, and he has continued his attacks even unto this day. Today, many Christians believe those that are labeled King James Only are causing division in the church by their stand upon the inerrant, infallible, inspired, preserved, perfect word of God, the King James Bible. Upon reflecting on this thought, I guess the King James Bible is dividing churches today. Some things should be cause for division; if the word of God isn't worth division, what else could be??? What does Jesus and the Bible say about division???

Matt. 25:31-32 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

Jesus speaking in Luke 12:51 says, "Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:" Speak the word God in the world today, and many will not be bothered. However, speak the word Jesus, and look at those who are offended or become angry even at the mention of His name. The name of Jesus divides people today.....

John 7:43 So there was a division among the people because of him. We find several times in the Bible after Jesus performed miracles or spoke to the gathered crowds, many believed, but many also rejected Him, especially the religious crowd and Bible scholars of that day!!! Read the verses prior to this one to get a good idea of this fact. Here are two more examples:

John 9:16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.

John 10:19 There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.

Thus, we can see that Jesus was a cause for division while He walked on earth; Jesus the Living Word caused division. So why wouldn't the written word of God, the Bible, cause the same division today??? Some believe and accept the word of God by faith; others believe it doesn't make a difference which bible we use today, they basically all say the same; besides, only the originals were perfect: there is no way we can have the true word of God today. Man has messed it up throughout the years!!!

Jesus was constantly dividing and creating division wherever He went. If we are worried about division in the church, maybe we should throw Him out also (of course, many churches today threw Him out long ago).

Rev. 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. This is written of the Laodicean church, which many believe is present today in this church age.

The word of God is foundational to the believer; doesn't it stand to reason that Satan will continue to twist and attack and create confusion when it comes to the word of God today???



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