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History of church denominations, splits, movements as cartoon
History of church movements, from Trevin Wax's blog at Gospel Coalition.

Debate - a Christian perspective
The writer fears that when he comes to visit the church, he will find it full of exactly he doesn't want to see: foolish debates, arguments, and bickering. Unity was important in the early church, and should continue to be a priority for us today.

Division - a Christian perspective
Unity is an important trait of the church. Christians are warned to be on guard against those who sow disunity and division within the body of Christ.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - The Longer It Waits, The Harder It Gets
Anger turns hard very quickly, and that gives the devil an opportunity to enter a marriage, a parent-child relationship, a friendship, or a church. At the core of every marriage break-up there has probably been an issue that was once a small one, but it was not dealt with immediately. At the core of a broken parent-child relationship, a hurting friendship, or a divided church, there are people who didn't clean up their anger when it first appeared, when it was still small and relatively soft, so it's led to a terrible outcome. The devil got his foot in the door.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Campaigning Together - #8083
Politicians realize that they have to come together to win. You got to believe that your cause is more important than your differences. Now Christians need to remember that.

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Mission Glue - #4453
As Paul once pleaded with former warriors in the battle to come together, I believe Jesus is pleading with us to get our eyes off each other and on the people who are dying without Him all around us. It is no one other than Satan who distracts us from our rescue mission - so he can keep his prisoners. It's our mission that forces us to come together, to fight our common enemy, to fight for our common Savior. We're same blood, remember? The blood of the Son of God!

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - United We Stand - #3895
The followers of Jesus Christ have much to learn from what happened among America's national leaders after the terrorist attacks. Indeed, as a nation -- as the Church of Jesus Christ, "united we stand". I know you remember the rest - "divided we fall."

Ron Hutchcraft Ministries - Rescue Glue - #3930
Rescue unites God's people. When believers, when a church, when a ministry is focused on rescuing the dying, whatever it takes, there's no time to battle with each other. They're too busy battling for the lives of lost people around them. There was no conflict between those New York police and firefighters when they were in that wreckage, desperately working together to bring some people out alive. Turf and ego and divisive issues just don't seem important when people are dying.

Free to Be Bound : Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Free to Be Bound Church Beyond the Color Line

Why Are There Many Different Christian Churches?
If there is one God, why are there so many different churches? Why does each denomination have their own unique interpretation of the Bible? Can't Christians come together and worship as one? This article examines all of these issues and explains how sin and the nature of interpretation play a role.