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Pastor's Corner: Torn in two

 


Jesus Christ is quoted in Mark 3:25 as saying:

“25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”

In last Sunday’s sermon, we took a look at how the Old Testament Kingdom of Israel ended up being divided into two kingdoms. Here’s the scenario:

King Solomon, the third king of Israel (after King Saul and King David), died, designating his son, Rehoboam, as the next king. The tribe of Judah accepted this arrangement — but the other tribes of Israel, because of King Solomon’s heavy taxation and widespread conscripted labor for his grand projects, sent repres...



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