So, last I heard there where between 1,500 and 3,000 different sects within the Christian faith. And who knows how many more unaffiliated. As we know, the history of people claiming to be followers of Christ has been turbulent at best. There where the schisms, the reformation era and some sub splits even since. However, as the Bible tells us, the gates of Hell shall not prevail against Christ’s church. Could it be that maybe, despite all the infighting and some arbitrary differences, these division have actually allowed Christianity to survive and thrive in the 2,000 + years since Christ’s death? Despite our differences, we all intend to follow the teachings of Christ and give glory to the one and only God. It can be argued that the rest are just details and semantics. Since Jesus did not officially establish (although some will incorrectly try to argue that he did) any branch of Christianity, and it’s very much questionable whether or not he even intended or would want Christianity to be an organized religion, it’s really very presumptuous and arrogant for any branch of Christianity to presume they are the only true or right version of the faith. So, I see it as a very strong possibility that the spits within Christianity have actually been a way of fulfilling Jesus’ words. If it wasn’t for the sprits, Christianity would have either died out a long time ago or would be on figurative life support as we speak.