). Since moral conditions are so bad among you (cf. chapters 1 to 6). Cf. Matthew 18:7
). The schisms naturally become factions
. Cf. strifes (eride
) in Matthew 1:11
See on "Ac 15:5"
, a choosing, taking sides, holding views of one party, heresy (our word). "Heresy is theoretical schism, schism practical heresy." Cf. Titus 3:10
; 2 Peter 2:1
. In Paul only here and Galatians 5:20
). God's purpose in these factions makes the proved ones
) become manifest
). "These airesei
are a magnet attracting unsound and unsettled minds" (Findlay). It has always been so. Instance so-called Christian Science, Russellism, New Thought, etc., today.