Matthew 10:32-34 New Living Translation (NLT)
32 “Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.
34 “Don’t imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace, but a sword.
Matthew 10:32-34 Good News Translation (GNT)
Confessing and Rejecting Christ
32 “Those who declare publicly that they belong to me, I will do the same for them before my Father in heaven. 33 But those who reject me publicly, I will reject before my Father in heaven.
Not Peace, but a Sword
34 “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the world. No, I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.
Matthew 10:32-37 The Message (MSG)
32-33 “Stand up for me against world opinion and I’ll stand up for you before my Father in heaven. If you turn tail and run, do you think I’ll cover for you?
34-37 “Don’t think I’ve come to make life cozy. I’ve come to cut—make a sharp knife-cut between son and father, daughter and mother, bride and mother-in-law—cut through these cozy domestic arrangements and free you for God. Well-meaning family members can be your worst enemies. If you prefer father or mother over me, you don’t deserve me. If you prefer son or daughter over me, you don’t deserve me.
If you stand before others and are willing to say you believe in me, then I will tell my Father in heaven that you belong to me. But if you stand before others and say you do not believe in me, then I will tell my Father in heaven that you do not belong to me.
“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace. I came to bring trouble. I have come to make this happen:A son will turn against his father. A daughter will turn against her mother.A daughter-in-law will turn against her mother-in-law. Even members of your own family will be your enemies.
Those who love their father or mother more than they love me are not worthy of me. And those who love their son or daughter more than they love me are not worthy of me.
For those who follow the son shall be brought to heaven by the father by the good words Christ speaks with his father in heaven on our behalf. Speak unto others about Christ and you will be known by the father that you belong to the son. However if you do not speak of knowing him and you denounce his name the father will know you as unfaithful and you will not be welcomed into heaven with the father
Do not think that Christ was brought to us for peaceful fun rather he cane for by the sword to cause commotions. Family members will turn against family members. Friends against friends. If you can’t accept any of these over Christ he is not worthy for you and you don’t deserve him that’s not my words but the words of Jesus whom spoke them.