Doctrine divides!

standing-alone “Doctrine divides!”

Whenever you hear this it’s usually followed up with we all worship the same God” and can’t we all get along?”

Whenever the mantra “doctrine divides” is employed, it’s always with a negative connotation. But have you stopped to ponder why?

Allow me to submit for your consideration, that “doctrine divides” is actually a good thing–a positive thing. It’s true that “doctrine divides,” and here’s what it divides:

The ones just wanting to be fed from the ones willing to take up their cross.

The false conversions from the true conversions.

The ones under law from the ones under grace.

The swine from the pearls.

The profane from the holy.

The tares from the wheat.

The goats from the sheep.

The wolves from the flock.

The hirelings from the shepherds.

The “other gospels” from the one true Gospel.

The false christs from the one true Christ.

The darkness from the Light.

The lies from the Truth.

The myths from the facts.

The wicked from the righteous.

The wide gate from the narrow gate.

The broad road from the narrow road.

and

The many paths from the only Way.

Doctrine divides; doctrine divides; thank God Almighty, doctrine divides!

- The Pilgrim

14 thoughts on “Doctrine divides!

  1. Yea, and the true Christ is indeed the most divisive man in all of history. A person is either with Christ, or they are against Him. If anyone says “I haven’t made up my mind”–then they have indeed made their decision, and have set themselves against Him.

    In fact, the true Christ will “set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s enemies will be those of his own household” (Matthew 10:34-36).

    A false Christ will unite the entire world.

  2. Doctrine indeed divides, as it should. Doctrine is a line of demarcation. It is a boundary of belief. Nice job reminding us that we need to be divided from some things.

  3. Almost from the beginning God was dividing light from darkness. God is light. In Him there is no darkness at all. (I John 1:5) In fact, the very first creation that God recognized as “good” was the creation of light. (Genesis 1:4) Keeping this in mind, it would only make sense that the children of God (those that, by the spiritual birth of regeneration through faith in Christ Jesus, have become partakers of God’s divine nature) would be children of light.

    Following this reasoning, children of light would have a desire to walk in the light, and to tend toward performing daytime, rather than nighttime, activities. Children of light should be sober, for the favored time of drunkenness is nighttime. Children of light should be properly dressed, for daytime is the time for getting dressed, and nighttime is the time for getting undressed. Children of light are to flee from the temptations of immorality and fornication, and these sins are most likely to occur in the dark.

  4. MA–

    Amen, indeed!

    1st Thessalonians 5:4-8–You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.

  5. “Everybody always asks me, ‘Why are you so divisive?’ And I say, ‘Fine, go ahead and agree with me, and we want be divided.'”

    -Kent Hovind

    (Okay, I know he’s in jail for taxes or something, but, still, he had a point.)

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