What is It?
Sowing discord is one of the most heinous sins in the Bible. It is a wicked sin fathered by pride and was found in Lucifer in heaven who sowed discord to a third of God’s Holy angels to disobeyed God. All sowers of discord are false witness who breathes out lies and deceit. Sowers of discord always started off small like the small trail of water above and then it flows to other places eventually spreading everywhere; causing in most cases severe irreparable damages in hearts and thoughts. To sow discord is to say and do things which cause distrust among one another, which results in arguments and fights. Usually the ‘sower’ is acting as if he/she is not trying to cause arguments. Sowing discord is something done in secret, done by deceit authored by the father of deceit. The sower of discord is a “worthless person, “A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth. He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord” (Proverbs 6:12-14).
Those Who Plant “Seeds “of Discord? (Truth on the Web)
“Sowers of Discord” sow the seeds of bitterness, anger, distrust, and hatred into the ground of other people’s hearts. These actions does not come from the spirit of God but birth from hell from the deceiver the devil. Such divisive behavior is included in what the bible calls “the works of the flesh.”Galatians 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. However, this is not a fleshly battle but a spiritual one. It is not ‘this man vs that man’ but ‘the spiritual enemies of Christ versus His Church.’ Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Discord Serve Ones Own Interest
“Sowers of Discord are usually driven to serve their own interests and are themselves driven, scourged and mired in relentless sin. Discord Sowers exploit the passion/emotion of others, and, more often than not, derive pleasure from conflict. Sometimes they are aware of what they are doing but sometimes they just play into the hands of spiritual forces that are intent upon destroying the mission of the church. They regularly nourish these feelings that drive their behavior by brooding on, real or perceived: past injuries, present suspicions and future insecurities. They are often propelled by inner turmoil.” The Sower of Discord probes the vulnerabilities of other’s; seeking for weak points to expose and exploit. “Sowers of Discord” generally may present some valid points but generally do not offer do constructive solutions. Instead of pulling God’s people together, they divide them. They project their angry hostile behaviors onto people in the congregation (usually the leaders). The targets are usually not the cause of the problem, but merely recipients of its result. “Sowers of Discord” thus seek to attract followers to make their divisive cases appear stronger. Some reasons why individuals follow “Sowers of Discord” include the fact that people sometimes mistake “Sowers of Discord” for persons who meant them well. They may present themselves as working for a good cause. It’s easier to lose focus on yourself when you are able to critically look at others. “Negative emotions, lies, half-truths and innuendo are often far more exciting than the truth. To the natural man, bad news is more exciting than good news. All believers must guard their heart because Proverbs tells us that it will determine the course of our life.”
The Abomination Sin God Hates
Romans 16:17-18 “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.” Richard T. Ritenbaugh reveals that “Paul says that such deceptive people are serving, not God, but their own belly. This may sound like all they are doing is trying to get food or trying to “live off of” the saints. But what it means is that they are stoking their own desires. It is a symbol of a person doing something for his own gratification. They were deceiving to please themselves in some way. They are not doing it to please God, obviously, because if they were, they would be telling the truth. But since they are telling falsehoods and lies, deceiving the brethren and causing divisions, they are obviously not pleasing God in any way. What they are gratifying in themselves could be anything.”
Sowing discord among brethren is counted along with murder…among other things. The seventh item listed as an “abomination” in Proverbs 6:19 is “one who sows discord among brothers.” All of the first six ultimately lead to and breed this discord and division.God hates this because he loves unity. As Psalm 133:1 reminds us, “Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity.” Sower of discord disrupts unity and causes great division which in many cases could be irreparable.
Sowing Discord – By Billy Graham
One who Sows Discord Among Brothers – Gene S. Whitehead
Bible Verses About Sowing Discord
Proverbs 6:16-19 – These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Romans 16:17-18 – Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
James 4:11 – Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of [his] brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
Proverbs 6:19 – A false witness [that] speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Proverbs 17:9 – He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth [very] friends.
Matthew 5:9 – Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Proverbs 6:14 – Frowardness [is] in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
Ephesians 5:11 – And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove [them].
Galatians 6:1 – Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
1 Corinthians 6:18 – Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
The Abomination Sin God Hates
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