Six Things The Lord Hates, Part VII
These six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him: one who sows discord among brethren. Proverbs 6:19
At the beginning of the formation of the church of Jesus Christ, one hundred twenty followers were in one accord. They were in total agreement with one another about who they had followed and what they were taught by their Lord, Messiah and King of all kings!
From the time of its inception men have sown discord among the believers trying to divide and separate the brethren over doctrine and Jewish tradition. The devil hates agreement, he is the master of disaster when it comes to being in one accord with anyone, and he does his level best to drive a wedge anywhere he finds unity in the Spirit. It is believed that there are some 44,000 denominations around the world, a result of the devil's labor to keep the body of Christ weakened with discord!
When the apostle Paul was sent to the Gentiles with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, certain false brethren were brought in to spy on the liberty that the Gentiles were enjoying in their new found faith by trying to bring them back under the bondage of circumcision. In order to pervert the gospel all one has to do is add something to it, or take something away, in this case they were saying that to be saved, one must believe and be circumcised, thus bringing the new believers under the bondage of Jewish tradition.
I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert (distort) the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from Heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:6-8
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin