I Corinthians 1:27-29
I Corinthians 14:33
The Bible says God is not the author of confusion. God changed the languages of the men at Babel to force them to split up: the intent was not to confuse for the sake of confusing. I Corinthians 1:27-29 says God confounds the wise, not necessarily the same as confusing them (God also confounded the language at Babel).
Yes, God can confuse the camp of the unsaved to limit their wickedness (for instance, Genesis 19:11, or Exodus 14:24-25, II Chronicles 18:21). However, this is merely a “defensive” strategy, so to speak, in response to man’s actions. God destroys the plans of the wicked to protect others, not for the sake of destroying, and so in this sense, he is not the “author” of confusion.
For instance, if an enemy fighter jet approached our borders and the government shot it down defensively, this does not make the government the author of death and destruction, because it is attempting to actually preserve life by defending our borders. The enemy fighter jet would be the “author” of death and destruction, and our government would merely be acting defensively. Likewise, evil people are the authors of confusion, and when God confuses their plans, He is doing it defensively (so to speak) to protect others, and so actually, this makes Him the author of life and peace.
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