Schism - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Schism

[ 1,,G4978, schisma ]
a rent, division," is translated "schism" in 1 Corinthians 12:25, metaphorically of the contrary condition to that which God has designed for a local church in "tempering the body together" (1 Corinthians 12:24), the members having "the same care one for another" ("the same" being emphatic). See DIVISION, No. 3, RENT.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words