Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
That sword, that gleaming, shining sword, comes to divide. Sharper, faster, more active. When His sword comes, we cannot remain the same.
Until faith comes, a man’s thoughts are only opinion. Until faith comes, we only have theories, speculations, and hypotheses. But, when faith comes, it is the proof, it is the substance of the thing hoped for (Hebrews 11:1).
Do not suppose that you can remain neutral, for you must, eventually, love one and hate the other. Surely, the flesh wars against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh, so that you do not do what you want, but those that are led by the Spirit are not under the law!