|2 Timothy 2:24|
24 The servant of the Lord must not argue; but he must be gentle to all men, ready to teach, patient,
9 But avoid foolish disputes, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
3 Let nothing be done through strife or vain conceit; but in lowliness of mind let each one esteem the other better than themselves.
14 Pursue peace with all men, and holiness [consecration, sanctification], without which no man will see the Lord.7 [From the word of the Lord within: "You must be holy as I am holy. Pursue righteousness and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord. "]
|1 Corinthians 3:3|
3 For you are still carnal [captives of the sinful nature]. Because there is envy, and strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal; and do you not walk as men? [So then those who are in the flesh [live in their sinful nature] cannot please God. Rom 8:8. Until a man's sinful nature has been crucified, he walks according to the ways of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air [Satan]. Eph 2:2.]
|1 Timothy 6:4-5|
4 He is proud, knowing nothing. He is obsessed about questions and disputes and strife about words, from which comes envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5 Obstinate disputes of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, supposing that godliness is a source of financial gain;1 from such withdraw yourself.
17 Now I beseech you, brothers, mark those who cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine that you have learned; and avoid them.
18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live peaceably with everyone.5 [From the Word of the Lord within: "Strive to live at peace with all men."]
|James 3:16 |
16 For where envying and strife exist, there is confusion and every evil work.