Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Those who cause division"

Kevin DeYoung on the "Distinguishing Marks of a Quarrelsome Person":
You don’t have to be a card-carrying member of the nice Nazis to believe that quarreling is wrong. You only have to believe the Bible (James 4:1). Hot-headed, divisive Christians are not pleasing to God (Proverbs 6:19). We are told to drive them out (Proverbs 22:10) and avoid such people (Romans 16:17). This doesn’t mean we only huddle with the people we like. We are not talking about awkward folks or those who disagree with us. We are talking about quarrelsome Christians–habitually disagreeable, divisive, hot-headed church people.

So what does a quarrelsome person look like? What are his (or her) distinguishing marks?
And he proceeds to describe twelve "distinguishing marks" of the quarrelsome.

Distinguishing Marks of a Quarrelsome Person – Kevin DeYoung