Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. Romans 16:17
As the old saying goes “Divide and conquer”. Satans strategy against the body of Christ is to divide the body of Christ. And if you look at the state of the Church today, hes done a good job. There are over 40,000 different denominations and spinoffs of Christianity. When you go on social media, Christians spend way more time arguing with each other than evangelizing to non-believers and skeptics
Jesus said a kingdom divided will not stand (Mark 3:24) The ironic thing is the Apostle Paul teaches those who are causing division in the Church, get rid of them! As Jesus taught about the Wheat and the Tares (Matthew 13) Satan is going to plan some Tares in your Church. This is why its crucial for a healthy Church to have good leadership.
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. Romans 16:18
So how do we know who the Wheat and Tares are in the Church? Well Jesus said “They will be known by the Fruit they produce “ (Matthew 7:16) As the Apostle Paul teachers here, there agenda is not to serve Christ but to serve themselves. If somebody is bringing in personal and hidden agendas into the Church, that contradict the Word of God, get rid of them!
The problem today with the Church is we care more about numbers than we do about discipleship. All pastors care about is how many seats are filled rather than who is actually sitting in those seats. The reality is, the Church is the body of Christ that are Born Again Believers , its set Apart from the walking dead
There’s a time to Evangelize and there’s a time for the body to worship together! Don’t allow Satan to corrupt your Church!