house divided

a group without unity
—When it comes to sports, our family is a house divided: half like baseball and half like basketball.

Jesus often came across people who were possessed by demons (evil spirits). When he cast out the demons, the Pharisees accused him of doing it using the power of the devil. But Jesus told them that it wouldn’t make sense for Satan (or “Beelzebub”) to act against demons under his control:

Now when Jesus realized what they were thinking, he said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself is destroyed, and no town or house divided against itself will stand [every city or house divided against itself shall not stand]. So if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? For this reason they will be your judges. But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God has already overtaken you. How else can someone enter a strong man’s house and steal his property, unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can thoroughly plunder the house. Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. (Matthew 12:25-30)

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