Jesus prayed that all believers should be one (see John 17) so the world would be convinced that He was all that He claimed to be; and it is very true the differences put people off and so they can claim, “ If you cannot agree, how can we be sure what you say is right and reliable?”
Complete unity is a great blessing; and, generally speaking, genuine believers – those born of the Spirit – share far more than the things that divide them. Nevertheless we should strive and pray for closer unity; and knowing why differences have arisen may well help us towards that aim. That in mind, we look briefly at the differences and why they have happened. Answers can be found in doctrinal and organisational/ecclesiastical differences.
Comparison of Facts & Stats
Comparison of Beliefs
Comparison of Practices
Comparison of Ethical Issues
Comparison of Catholic vs Protestant