Top Bible Verses about Conflict
1 Corinthians 1:10–12
2 Timothy 2:23–26
Famous Christian Quotes About Conflict, Argument, Confrontation, Contentious, Controversy, Division, Enemies, Quarreling
Differences Among Christians Are Comparatively Minor
The differences among Christians are nothing in comparison of the differences among heathens. The truth is, religion is such an illustrious, noble thing, that dissensions about it, like spots in the moon, are much more noted by the world, than about any lower, common matters. Men may raise controversies in philosophy, physic, astronomy, chronology, and yet it makes no such noise, nor causes much offense or hatred in the world: but the devil and corrupted nature have such an enmity against religion that they are glad to pick any quarrel against it, and blame it for the imperfections of all that learn it and should practice it.
Controversies Stopped by a Vision of Heaven
If we saw God, and heaven, and hell before us, do you think it would not effectually reconcile our differences, and heal our unbrotherly exasperations and divisions? Would it not hold the hands that itch to be using violence against those that are not in all things of their minds? What abundance of vain controversies would it reconcile! As the coming in of the master does part the fray among the schoolboys, so the sight of God would frighten us from contentious or uncharitable violence.
Too Easily Finding Fault with Churches
I cannot marvel enough at the corrupt and schismatical manners of certain men, who separate themselves for every light cause from the most wholesome and pleasant company or society of the church. For you shall find in these days not a few captious and fantastical men, who of many years have had fellowship with no church, nor as yet have fellowship with any; for in every man that is they find some kind of fault; in themselves only they find nothing worthy of reprehension.