Humans. Thats it. Every human has their own thoughts on God and the Bible. Those who didnt agree with one group went off and formed their own. Even among the earliest jews there were varying factions who were more or less orthodox. The Catholic church itself came about because of a Roman Emperor who became something of a follower of the new religion of Christ which he combined with the practice of worshiping the Emperor himself as a god. This eventually lead to the papacy and catholic faith. Then other groups broke off including the Church of England, then others broke off from there - Martin Luther (Lutherans and related denominations) and John Calvin (calvinist and other protestant denominations) were two of those who broke away from the two major religions of their day. And etc.
history lesson: christianity began with the roman catholic church. then Luther questioned the church and how it did things thus beginning the Lutherans sect. at a different point in time you had king henry of england who broke from Rome so he could get divorced and then you have protestants. at another point the Jesuits formed as a way to protect the core, roman catholic beliefs. mormans started b/c Joseph smith was having difficulty with all the many versions of christianity and 'god came to him with the true version of things'. so on and so forth.
Good question. I wonder which one is the "true religion"? Mormonism, Protestant, Catholicism, Lutheran, Baptism? There are about 38,000 Christian denominations claiming to be the one correct religion... Hm.
This is not just a Christian phenomenon. This can be seen in other religions as well. It isn't even limited to religion, look at education, science, and art. But these varieties are manifestations of our own differences. Hope this helps. God bless
It's called "The empire of false religion." It has been prophesied that there would be false christendom throughout the world when "the end of this system of things" is near.. that means now. It also says that only the true followers of Jehovah would be spared in his upcoming wrath and live forever... true story.
There is only one version of Christianity found in the Holy Bible. Divisions arose because unholy men have added to or taken away from the original. There is still a pure Christianity to be found in the world. Seek for it and you will find it.
There are many false prophets who have found church is a business and ppl will go where they can follow some man and believe in him because the bible sometimes is hard to understand and most ppl don't really want to make a change. I believe that's why there r so many mega churches, they can remain anonymous in a crowd and maybe God won't notice They haven't given up the sin which besets them. They can pretend to be faithful they come every week but still commit adultery or live in sin on Saturdayk the preacher doesn't know them etc. so we go to the church or denomination that fits our selfish needs. I've belong to many denominations because when I was in the world I did whatever I wanted but in Church I wanted striker rules to live by because I want to go to a good place when I pass on, living here on this earth is enough hell for me when I die I darn sure don't want more pain or sorrow or disappointment then what I have experienced since my birth to parents who didn't want me and they let me know it. mom always said how she tried to abort me and that she had to marry my dad there has got to be a heaven after this life! so I believe in good and that started my changed life He came when I needed Him so I went where I could learn the most hope that helps