from: Godthoughts Wired

Thu 10/23/14GodThoughts

Therefore some of the Pharisees were saying,
‘This man is not from God, because He does not keep the Sabbath.’
But others were saying, ‘How can a man who is a sinner perform such signs?’
And there was a division among them.”
John 9:16, bold mine

“Some of the people therefore, when they heard these words,
were saying, ‘This certainly is the Prophet.’
Others were saying, ‘This is the Christ.’ Still others were saying, ‘Surely the Christ is not going to come from Galilee, is He…So
a division occurred in the crowd because of Him.
Some of them wanted to seize Him, but no one laid hands on Him.”
John 7:40-44, bold mine

A division occurred again among the Jews because of these words.
Many of them were saying, ‘He has a demon and is insane.
Why do you listen to Him?’  Others were saying, ‘These are not the sayings of one demon-possessed. A demon cannot open the eyes of the blind, can he?'”

John 10:19-21, bold mine

Divisions among the religious leaders…Divisions among the people…Divisions among the Jews…All BECAUSE of Jesus?  Good grief!  I thought Jesus was all about unity?
“I  (Jesus) have come to cast fire upon the earth;
and how I wish it were already kindled!
But I have a baptism to undergo,
and how distressed I am until it is accomplished!
Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth?
I tell you, no, but rather division

Luke 12:49-51, bold mine

(see also, Matthew 10:34ff)

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