Romans 16:17-20 (NRSV)
I urge you, brothers and sisters, to keep an eye on those who cause dissensions and offenses, in opposition to the teaching that you have learned; avoid them. For such people do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the simple-minded. For while your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, I want you to be wise in what is good and guileless in what is evil. The God of peace will shortly crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.
Keep an eye out for those who cause dissension and lead astray from the teaching you have learned. Avoid those who cause dissension… for soon the God of peace will crush Satan under foot.
Avoid those who cause dissension means though that those whom we disagree with can never hear our side of the story…
I agree we have to be aware of those who lead us and others astray, but avoiding those we disagree with.
But that is not what Paul is saying. Paul says to the Romans to avoid those who are deliberately stirring up trouble. Those who go out of their way to cause problems in your life. Keep an eye out for these people and avoid them. They will be crushed under foot when the God of peace comes.
In this way we will be wise in what is good. Be wise in Jesus and do not let anyone lead you away from where He has taught you and led you to go.