As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him. Titus 3:10
There are verses here and there that tell us what God thinks about people who stir up drama and division. Here are a few of them:
I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. Romans 16:17
There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to Him; haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 16:19
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. Proverbs 10:12
Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no ‘root of bitterness’ springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled. Hebrews 12:14-15
Are you starting to get the picture? Being divisive is driven by bitterness and hatred and it needs to be kept in check. Otherwise, it is like a cancer that spreads and takes others down. It must be dealt with. Paul tells how to handle someone who is a spreader of drama and contention: warn them twice and then, if it continues, have nothing to do with that person.
Actually, Paul tells about a few different types that we are to have nothing to do with. In 2 Timothy 3:5 he wrote to avoid people that hold to the form of godliness but deny its power. In Ephesians 5:3-7 Paul lists a bunch of things, including foolish talk and crude joking, along with greed and sexual immorality, that if believers exhibit them to stay away from.
Peace and purity in the body of Christ are big deals. It might seem radical to have nothing to do with people that spread strife, and some might call it unloving. But creating and maintaining an atmosphere of peace honors God and promotes spiritual growth.
Think about your own handling of something that doesn’t go your way, or of trying to work together in a group. Are you the one who resorts to ‘taking your ball and going home?’ Do you back stab, manipulate or undermine decisions? Do you have unresolved bitterness that you need to take care of so you can sow peace and not drama? Do you have a “friend” who is constantly stirring up trouble that you need to have a critical conversation with?
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15