3-7-2017 Cross-caused Division
“Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three. Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law” (Luke 12:51-53 NKJV). Jesus had just referred to His crucifixion as His “baptism” (Luke 12:50 NKJV), which can cause dysfunctional family relationships when not everyone in the family believes in His cross. Today, some call for racial, bloody riots, and deaths, which divides families, instead of appealing to everyone to come to Jesus’ Cross for the love of God. “Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?” (Romans 6:3 NKJV)
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.