But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to
desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.
Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:
So there was a division among the people because of him
And if a kingdom
be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
kingdom falls when there is division against itself.
Jesus knows that He is causing
division among the Jews and cannot help himself ?
Jesus did not come to bring peace?
Jesus is worried about our homes and He doesn't want our house-condo-apartment to fall apart ?
Just as the Jews were driven into desolation because they did not unify around the new Messiah, Christians
too may experience the same desolation = distance from God if they don't recognize and follow Christ when He returns a
There are currently 34,000 denominations of Christianity in the world. If the Jewish
kingdom was divided and fell, what about the Christian kingdom? Are they not divided? Most Christians feel these verses are
only intended for the Jews and not for them.
They feel there will instantly be no division when
Christ returns. They assume their church-priest-pastor knows the real truth and everything will be fine as long as they are
For what shall it profit
a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
8:38 Whosoever therefore
shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed,
when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
Man seeks profit and exchanges his very soul for wealth, but not for the words of God.
Jesus asks us how
much our souls are worth?
The Son of man who comes with the Glory of the Father
and with the holy angels will be ashamed of the people who were ashamed of Him and His words 2000 years ago?
who strive only for material wealth lose their spiritual wealth.
Our spiritual-selves gain nothing
through material riches. In fact, if we lust after the material treasures in this world, we are on a path that leads us further
If we do not seek God's teachings in this world, how will we experience nearness to Him
in the next world?
Upon His second coming, some people will recognize that He has returned but will
be afraid-ashamed to tell others out of fear.
The word glory means "Baha" in Arabic.
2 Peter 2:1
were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable
heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
Peter warns the people about false prophets in their midst and false prophets within
future Christian churches.
These false prophets will secretly bring heresies and deny the
Lord that gave himself (bought) for them.
These false prophets will bring swift destruction
of the leaders of the 34,000 sects of Christianity want to believe that they may be a false prophet. Certainly they have good
intentions but then again, each one has it's own agenda.
When Christ returns and
explains the true meaning of the Holy Bible, they will have a choice. Do they keep teaching the Bible in a way that suits
them, or do they begin to teach the Bible in the way The Return of Christ reveals ?