The Seeker and the Sword

Understanding the Mission of Jesus

“You must not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.  I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a young wife against her mother-in-law; and a man will find his enemies under his own roof.”   Matthew 10:34-36

 This is a curious statement within the discourse where Jesus called his twelve disciples to himself before sending them out to spread the good news of His coming.  This is a prophecy that has been fulfilled again and again during the two thousand years since Jesus uttered these, almost disturbing, words.

 Do you know anyone whose marriage has been ruined because one spouse found themselves influenced by a controlling cult?  During family gatherings do you have relatives who want to argue that their faith is the only true way?  Is one Christian…

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