"One Who Sows Discord Among Brethren"
by Heath Rogers

Discord is defined as "strife, a lack of concord, disagreement, dissension, conflict, arguments, fighting or quarreling." A person who sows discord is one who starts fights, stirs up problems, and makes trouble among people. What does the Bible tell us about such people?

They are worthless and wicked. "A worthless person, a wicked man... he devises evil continually, he sows discord" (Prov. 6:12, 14).

They are an abomination to God. "These six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him... one who sows discord among brethren" (Prov. 6:16-19).

They are perverse. "A perverse man sows strife" (Prov. 16:28).

They are a stumbling block. A person who tries to start fights is obviously a person who causes offenses and is a stumbling block to others. The Lord pronounced woe upon such a person (Luke 17:1-2).

They are concerned with foolish and ignorant things. "But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife" (2 Tim. 2:23).

They are earthly, sensual and demonic. Our actions show what kind of people we are and how we think in our heart. Troublemakers do not follow the wisdom that is from above, but the wisdom that is from the world (James 3:13-18).

They want to be in charge. "I wrote the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us" (3 John 9).

They will go to Hell. "...selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies... those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God" (Gal. 5:19-21).

They are to be marked and avoided. "Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses... and avoid them" (Rom. 16:17; see also Prov. 22:10).