Just before the disciples left Jesus to go and preach on their own, He prophesied of the controversy the gospel would bring.
He said, “Don’t think that I came to bring peace to the earth, because I have brought a sword.
My teachings will set a man against his father, daughter against mother, and in-laws against one another.
A man’s enemies will be in his own family because they disagree.
In the coming days, a man will deliver his own brother to be put to death, the father will give up his child, and the children turn on his parents.
The person who loves his parents or children more than me is not worthy of my sacrifice.”