God is the Author of Confusion to Sinners

Many Christians are misled by Paul on various doctrines and teachings. God not being the author of confusion is one of the teaching of Paul when addressing the church who all speak in tongues and creating confusion.

1Cor 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

In this post, let’s explore if God is truly not the author of confusion.

God confused the languages in Babel

Gen 11:9 Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.

God is the author of the confusion of languages in Babel to scatter the people over the face of all the earth who wanted to make a name for themselves.

God confused the Philistines

1Sam 7:10 Now as Samuel was offering up the burnt offering, the Philistines drew near to battle against Israel. But the LORD thundered with a loud thunder upon the Philistines that day, and so confused them that they were overcome before Israel.

God is the author of confusion among the Philistines so that God’s children can overcome them.

Confusion in the camp of Midianites by God

Judg 7:22 When the three hundred blew the trumpets, the LORD set every man’s sword against his companion throughout the whole camp; and the army fled to Beth Acacia, toward Zererah, as far as the border of Abel Meholah, by Tabbath.

God is the author of confusion among the Midianites so that He can use Gideon and His 300 men to defeat an entire army.

God Himself warns He will give confusion

Deut 28:20 “The LORD will send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, because of the wickedness of your doings in which you have forsaken Me.

Deut 28:28 “The LORD will strike you with madness and blindness and confusion of heart.

God is the author of confusion to those who are disobedient to His commandments. It is important to note that He Himself will cause confusion.

Conclusion

God is the author of the confusion of languages in Babel to scatter the people over the face of all the earth who wanted to make a name for themselves. God is the author of confusion among the Philistines so that God’s children can overcome them. God is the author of confusion among the Midianites so that He can use Gideon and His 300 men to defeat an entire army. God is the author of confusion to those who are disobedient to His commandments. Hence, it is wrong to say God is not the author of confusion when He is clearly the author of confusion to those who are against Him.

Therefore, if all the members of the church speak in tongues creating confusion, it means it is from God for they are disobedient to Him. It is also important to note that Christ only said the Holy Spirit will be given so that we shall be a witness to Christ in all the world. He never spoke anything about speaking in tongues during His life on earth (Don’t mention the latter addition of Mark 16:17). This does not mean there are no tongues but if it doesn’t bear witness to Christ in this world, it is from God as a punishment.

God created different tongues in Babel to create confusion so that people can’t understand each other. But on the day of Pentecost, He didn’t create tongues to create confusion but for people to understand each other. Hence, God is the author of confusion to all sinners.