DOES THE TRUTH CAUSE
MATTHEW 10:21,34-37 NKJV
21 "Now brother will deliver up brother to death,
and a father his child; and children will rise up
against parents and cause them to be put to death.
34 "Do not think that I came to bring peace on
earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.
35 "For I have come to 'set a man against his
father, a daughter against her mother, and a
daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.'
36 "And 'a man's foes will be those of his own
37 "He who loves father or mother more than Me is
not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or
daughter more then Me is not worthy of Me.
MARK 13:12 NKJV
"Now brother will betray brother to
death, and a father his child; and children will rise up
against parents and cause them to be put to death.
LUKE 12:51-53 NKJV
51 "Do you suppose that I came to give peace on
earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division.
52 "For from now on five in one house will be
divided: three against two, and two against three.
53 "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
JOHN 7:12 NKJV
And there was much murmuring among the
people concerning Him. Some said, "He is good";
others said, "No, on the contrary, He deceives the people."
JOHN 7:43 NKJV
So there was a division among the
people because of Him.
JOHN 9:16 NKJV
Therefore some of the Pharisees said,
"This Man is not from God, because He does not keep
the Sabbath." Others said, "How can a man who is a sinner do
such signs?" And there was a
division among them.
JOHN 10:19 NKJV
Therefore there was a division among
the Jews because of these sayings.
ACTS 4:1-3 NKJV
1 Now as they spoke to the people, the
priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees
came upon them,
2 being greatly disturbed that they taught the
people and preached in Jesus the resurrection from
3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in
custody until the next day, for it was already
ACTS 4:18-20 NKJV
18 And they called them and commanded them not to
speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
19 But Peter and John answered and said to them,
"Whether it is right in the sight of God to
listen to you more than to God, you judge.
20 "For we cannot but speak the things which we have
seen and heard."
ACTS 5:33 NKJV
When they heard this, they were furious
and took counsel to kill them.
ACTS 6:9-15; 7:51-60
THE ACCUSATION AND MARTYRDOM OF STEPHEN
ACTS 14:4 NKJV
But the multitude of the city was
divided: part sided with the Jews, and part with the apostles.
ACTS 14:19 NKJV
Then Jews from Antioch and Iconium came
there; and having persuaded the multitudes, they
stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be
ACTS 15:2 NKJV
Therefore, when Paul and Barnabas had
no small dissension and dispute with them, they
determined that Paul and Barnabas and certain others of them
should go up to Jerusalem, to the
apostles and elders, about this question.
ACTS 17:5-6 NKJV
5 But the Jews who were not persuaded,
becoming envious, took some of the evil men from the
marketplace, and gathering a mob, set all the city in an uproar
and attacked the house of Jason,
and sought to bring them out to the people.
6 But when they did not find them, they
dragged Jason and some brethren to the rulers of the
city, crying out, "These who have turned the world upside down
have come here too.
ACTS 18:5-6 NKJV
5 When Silas and Timothy had come from
Macedonia, Paul was constrained by the Spirit, and
testified to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ.
6 But when they opposed him and blasphemed, he
shook his garments and said to them, "Your
blood be upon your own heads; I am clean. From now on I will go
to the Gentiles."
ACTS 19:23 NKJV
And about that time there arose a great
commotion about the Way.
ACTS 20:1 NKJV
After the uproar had ceased, Paul
called the disciples to him, embraced them, and departed to
go to Macedonia.
ACTS 21:30-31 NKJV
30 And all the city was disturbed; and the people
ran together, seized Paul, and dragged him out
of the temple; and immediately the doors were shut.
31 Now as they were seeking to kill him, news came
to the commander of the garrison that all
Jerusalem was in an uproar.
ACTS 23:6-10 NKJV
6 But when Paul perceived that one part were
Sadducees and the other Pharisees, he cried out
in the council, "Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a
Pharisee; concerning the hope and
resurrection of the dead I am being judged!"
7 And when he had said this, a dissension
arose between the Pharisees and the Sadducees; and
the assembly was divided.
8 For the Sadducees say that there is no
resurrection--and no angel or spirit; but the Pharisees
9 Then there arose a loud outcry. And the
scribes who were of the Pharisees party arose and
protested, saying, "We find no evil in this man; but if a spirit
or an angel has spoken to him, let us
not fight against God."
10 And when there arose a great dissension, the
commander, fearing lest Paul might be pulled to
pieces by them, commanded the soldiers to go down and take him
by force from among them, and
bring him into the barracks.
ROMANS 9:32-33 NKJV
32 Why? Because they did not seek it by faith, but
as it were, by the works of the law. For they
stumbled at that stumbling stone.
33 As it is written: "Behold, I lay in Zion a
stumbling stone and rock of offense, And whoever
believes on Him will not be put to shame."
1 CORINTHIANS 1:23 NKJV
but we preach Christ crucified, to the
Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness,
GALATIANS 5:11 NKJV
And I, brethren, if I still preach
circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? Then the
offense of the cross has ceased.
1 PETER 2:6-8 NKJV
6 Therefore it is also contained in the
Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Zion A chief cornerstone,
elect, precious, And he who believes on Him will by no means be
put to shame."
7 Therefore, to you who believe, He is
precious; but to those who are disobedient, "The stone
which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone,"
8 and "A stone of stumbling And a rock of
offense." They stumble, being disobedient to the
word, to which they also were appointed.