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History often repeats itself

Many persons still cannot understand why they are even today being persecuted in their families, in their churches, in society.. Even if thousands of years ago Jesus said it will happen ,,

(Mat 10:36 KJV)  And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. 37  He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38  And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 39  He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. 40  He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me. 41  He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous  man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. 42  And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.

(Mat 13:57 KJV)  And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them,  A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own  house. 58
  And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.
(Exo 20:2 KJV)  I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the
land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods
before me. 4  Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any
likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth
beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5   Thou shalt not bow
down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous
God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third
and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6  And showing mercy unto
thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

(Exo 20:4 KJV)  Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any
likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth
beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5  Thou shalt not bow down
thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and
fourth generation of them that hate me;

Too many persons today do still make false idols even of men, women, pastors, churches, religious denominations too.. so they do personally  suffer next as a result too.

(Revelation 21:8) says:  "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and the murderers, and the whoremongers, and the sorcerers, and the idolaters, and the liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimestone: which is the second death."

The very first message of the New Testament  Gospel of Jesus Christ was that John the Baptist was the "Elijah" figure who came to totally  separate us from, and to do thus a battle with, the false religious persons, the false religious institutions even  even claiming to be serving and worshiping the true God, even in  a battle against the  "Jezebel" prophets of "Baal and Asherah" in Jerusalem.. is this what today is like as well?

God's true prophet Elijah first appears in history when he boldly walks into King Ahabs throne room and tells him that it is not going to rain for 3.5 years, because of the his sins and the sins of Israel, and he next turns around and walks out and he himself  prays for no more rain. and then he disappears into wilderness until the designated  time is up. Then he openly
challenges all the false prophets, the prophets  of Jezebel and Baal, about 850 of them, even to put their gods to an OPEN test. To test your lifeless gods against my true God and lets see who is the real God. Elijah, he says to the people of Israel Choose this day who you will serve if Baal is god choose Baal but If God be God choose Him. The Lord of Heaven shows next his earthly power, Baal fails to show any thing, Elijah kills all the false prophets,  prays for rain, and thus turns the hearts of the people back to the only real God.

"Please note here that this was not the Elijahs' evangelistic team, it was just ONE man, ONE man filled with the Spirit of God. That included the persons like David, Apostle Paul, Moses, John. Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and dreadful day of the Lord. Mal.4:5 .

All which brings us to John the Baptist.Johns father Zacharias prophesied of John, "Thou child shalt be called the prophet of the Highest. For thou shalt go before the face of the Lord and prepare His way." Luke 1:76 And He did. He call the people to repentance,the same as Elijah. He said of himself, I am, the voice of ONE crying in the wilderness crying in the wilderness make straight the way of the Lord, as said by the prophet Esaias. [Isa 40:3]

Again ONE man filled with the Spirit of God turned a wayward people toward their Maker. He bucked the religious leaders, and reproved the king. {for which he was put in prison and beheaded} It takes a special kind of person for The Lord to use in this way. A person who loves God more than life. A person willing to be used of God. and I also believe that this is what Jesus was talking about. The Spirit of Elijah came in the person of John the Baptist, but it has also came in the person of many others such as Martin Luther, for example, ONE man who stood alone for God to turn the hearts of the people back to Him. and there will be more before the great and terrible day of the Lord.. Now also both John and Elijah were persecuted for their own true  messages proclaiming God's truths. "

As in the times of Elijah, John the Baptist, today, the false religious queen, spirit Jezebel, the symbol of the false  established religion of the land, proclaiming  herself to be a true worshipper of God, rather she  is still next exposed rather to be a whore, an adulterer, a sorcerer, an idol worshiper, a false persecutor of the righteous persons, a mere slave maker.

"The first reference to nephesh or souls created by God appears in the book of Genesis. "And God created great sea animals, and every living nephesh (soul) that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind and every winged fowl after its kind. And God saw that it was good" (Gen. 1:21). We can see from this text that nephesh in the Bible does not refer only to man. The next place we see nephesh in the Bible is in Gen. 1:24 "And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living nephesh after its kind -cattle, and creeping things, and each animal of the earth after its kind-and it was so." Note that neither of these first two biblical appearances of nephesh refer to a purely spiritual being who somehow dwells within the flesh of man. Lets look at the fourth appearance of our term.

Gen. 2:7; "the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life. And man became a living nephesh (living soul or being)." As a result of the breath of life entering into the flesh of the earth which the Lord God had shaped into the form of a living being, man in his totality became a living physical nephesh- he became a mortal living person or "soul" composed of the dust of the ground and the breath of life! From this text it cannot logically be deduced that on the day of mans's creation he received a purely spiritual "self" within his body. Just as all the creatures of the earth, the sea, and the air are to be thought of as living nephesh after their own kind, so also is man in his physical entirety to be thought of as a living nephesh after his own kind. According to these texts man and all the creatures of the earth were formed out of the dust of the ground. Then, when they received the breath of life within their flesh each became- not received- living nephesh. Nothing in the
record of Creation teaches that either man or the creatures of the earth received an immaterial, immortal self within their bodies as they were formed out of the dust of the earth. Both man and all living creatures of the earth will remain living souls only as long as they continue to breathe the breath of life, it will no longer be "a living soul" when it no longer
breathes the breath of life.

The Lord told His prophet Elijah to kill all the prophets of Baal, a false god which had gained popularity in the eyes of His people. Under the direction of the Lord, Elijah therefore said to a select number of the Israelites who had remained faithful to Him, "Take the prophets of Baal. Do not let one of them escape. And they took them. And Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon and killed them there" (1 Kings 18:40). " And Ahab (king of Israel) told Jezebel (his wife) all that Elijah had done, and with it all how he had slain all the (false) prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life (nephesh) like the life (nephesh) of one of them by tomorrow about this time. And he feared and rose and ran for his life (nephesh)" (1 Kings

In summary, Jezebel had given orders for her soldiers to take away the nephesh of Elijah. Because nephesh in this instance refers to his life, his life or nephesh was subject to death in exactly the same sense as Elijah himself was subject to death. As depicted in this Biblical context, Elijah's nephesh therefore refers to "him" as a mortal person who was subject to
This all clearly illustrates that even today some people fight life's battles under the leading of the Holy Spirit, God himself, while some other person are clearly miserable, unhappy with themselves, and wrongfully fight battles with others, distort truths, all on their own.
(James 4:1 KJV)  From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? 2  Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 3  Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. 4  Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 5  Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? 6  But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8  Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 9  Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10  Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
The continual need for real, clear personal repentance was the first message even of Elijah, John the Baptist, Jesus, the apostles, the true Church....

As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. Mark 1:2

The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight (immediate). Mark 1:3

And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Mark 1:4 NIV

John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. Mark 1:4 KJV

At least 1 in 7 persons are even wrongfully rejected, ostracized, aborted, persecuted by the others persons even today by persons  who basically  only do want their wealth, monies, your  slavery.. and if they can't have any of it they rejected them altogether.. these false persons do also use witchcraft, false spirits as well  to try to make the others their slaves as
well.  Speaking of sorcery, In my own life I have heard firsthand two people boast to me that they can get anything done by their prayers, even the cursing of others. God himself next told me that one of these person was a false prophetess, a seductress of God's true people, and the other person she had destroyed her own marriage by her own false, cursing  ways.

(Ezek 13:18 KJV)  And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you? 19  And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls
that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies? 20  Wherefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.  21  Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. 22  Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life: 23  Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

(Isa 10:1 KJV)  Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; 2  To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless! 3   And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation which shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory? 4  Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

(Isa 51:22 KJV)  Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again: :23   But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.

I clearly remember many years ago when I was being persecuted by even professing Christians who had wrongfully wanted to make me their personal slaves, who also wanted my personal material goods only , in fact a pastor insisted that I donate my own  full Christian library to him.. but  they should have already known this verse..

(Exo 20:17 KJV)  Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's.

Not understanding then in full why all of these still bad  professing Christian people behaved that way at that time I had gone to  more matured elders of the church for understanding, and they told me that we "see you in a long black  dark tunnel but I see a light  out of the end of it.". and I was really next  set free from the false bondage of being the servant of false men and women..

(1 Cor 7:23 KJV)  Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

(John 10:7 KJV)  Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.  8  All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them. 9  I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 10  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. 11  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12  But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13  The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15  As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16  And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. 17  Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18  No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

Ironic isn't it still that some of the people who do even today claim to be the most religious, god fearing, god serving persons are just  false persons  trying to make wrongfully  slaves of others.. even in today's evangelical churches too.
Persecution will happen in and without the church too..

(Mat 23:37 KJV)  O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 38  Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.39  For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

But God said to me specifically  there will come a time when you will forget about these injuries these people have done towards you, their sins towards you, But I , God, will next never forget them.. I will still deal with them personally..
(Jer 18:1 KJV)  The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 2  Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. 3  Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. 4  And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. 5  Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 6  O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel. 7  At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it; 8  If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them. 9  And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it; 10  If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.

(Jer 18:11 KJV)  Now therefore go to, speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you: return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good. 12  And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart. 13  Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ask ye now among the heathen, who hath heard such things: the virgin of Israel hath done a very horrible thing. 14  Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which cometh from the rock of the field? or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another place be forsaken? 15  Because my people hath forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity, and they have caused them to stumble in their ways from the ancient paths, to walk in paths, in a way not cast up;  16  To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head. 17  I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will show them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.
(Jer 18:18 KJV)  Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words. 19  Give heed to me, O LORD, and hearken to the voice of them that contend with me. 20  Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, and to turn away thy wrath from them. 21  Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and be widows; and let their men be put to death; let their young men be slain by the sword in battle. 22  Let a cry be heard from their houses, when thou shalt bring a troop suddenly upon them: for they have digged a pit to take me, and hid snares for my feet. 23  Yet, LORD, thou knowest all their counsel against me to slay me: forgive not their iniquity, neither blot out their sin from thy sight, but let them be overthrown before thee; deal thus with them in the time of thine anger.

The people who lie and say that God does not punish or remember the past, present and not personally repented off sins still, even Christians do now, next  need to read this passage seriously..

(Rev 18:4 KJV)  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. 5  For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. 6  Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. 7   How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. 8  Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.

Many people are already seeing their idols falling down today, even their false idols of the money that they had saved in their banks as well.. and there will be much more of these mere idols being exposed too

(Isa 44:8 KJV)  Fear ye not, neither be afraid: have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye are even my witnesses. Is there a God beside me? yea, there is no God; I know not any.

(Isa 44:9 KJV)  They that make a graven image are all of them vanity; and their delectable things shall not profit; and they are their own witnesses; they see not, nor know; that they may be ashamed.

(Deu 30:9 KJV)  And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work
of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and
in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the LORD will again rejoice over
thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers:  10  If thou shalt hearken
unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his
statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto
the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul. 11  For this
commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee,
neither is it far off. 12  It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who
shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and
do it? 13  Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall
go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do
it? 14  But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart,
that thou mayest do it. 15  See, I have set before thee this day life and
good, and death and evil; 16  In that I command thee this day to love the
LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his
statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD
thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. 17
But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn
away, and worship other gods, and serve them; 18  I denounce unto you this
day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days
upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it. 19  I
call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before
you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both
thou and thy seed may live: 20  That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and
that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for
he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the
land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to
Jacob, to give them.

(Psa 1:1 KJV)  Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.2  But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3  And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4  The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5  Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 6  For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

(Psa 2:1 KJV)  Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
2  The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel
together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, 3  Let us
break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. 4  He that
sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. 5
Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore
displeasure. 6  Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.  7  I will
declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day
have I begotten thee. 8  Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for
thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
9  Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces
like a potter's vessel. 10  Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be
instructed, ye judges of the earth. 11  Serve the LORD with fear, and
rejoice with trembling. 12  Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish
from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they
that put their trust in him.

(Gen 45:4 KJV)  And Joseph said unto his brethren, Come near to me, I pray you. And they came near. And he said, I am Joseph your brother, whom ye sold into Egypt. 5  Now therefore be not grieved, nor angry with yourselves, that ye sold me hither: for God did send me before you to preserve life.

History repeats itself

(Acts 2:22 KJV)  Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: 23  Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 24  Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible
that he should be holden of it. 25  For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: 26  Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope: 27  Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see
corruption. 28  Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

The people who have rejected this truth, the truths of God  do suffer next severe real negative consequences, even here on earth,. but as for the truly repentant persons

(Acts 2:17 KJV)  And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: 18  And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: 19  And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: 20  The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: 21  And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

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(John 3:16 KJV)  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 18  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God

A house divided against itself cannot stand (Mark 3:25)  applies to  Churches, and our homes, and our marriages too.