John 9:16 and John 10:19 were brought up by Davy the other day in the comments about Jesus being an agitator. Jesus Christ came to bring division and He succeeded tremendously!
When Christ gave up the ghost on the cross, the veil in the temple was “rent” from top to bottom. The word “rent” means the act of cutting or dividing. It is the verb form of the noun “division” in these John passages.
In John the word can also be translated “rent” as in referring to the actual cut, the division, a noun, rather than the act of dividing. I doubt my explanation has cleared up my point.
God’s first several acts in creation were to divide. The Word of God is quick and powerful and divides asunder soul and spirit. Division is often seen as a horrible thing, “Can’t we all get along?”
Languages had their origin because men had united and come together to accomplish great and wonderful humanistic dreams. God’s answer? Separate ’em!
Division is one of God’s most important acts. There are divisions because there is Truth and there is Deceit. Order implies division. God is a God of order, therefore, God is a God of division, He wants to show who is approved.
You’re right Davy, there is a sermon in here!