Over one to two year’s time, Paul and Barnabas’ had faced personal, physical persecution in pagan cities as messengers of the Gospel. Now they have returned to their home church where they would enjoy assembling and growing together with the disciples in Antioch of Syria. However, it was not long until another kind of opposition arose. It was a public perversion of the message of the Gospel. This was a clever attack of satan against the Gospel. Spiritual attacks will either be allowed to divide a church or drive a church forward in unity of the Spirit of Christ.
Ephesians 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.