Many divisions exist within the body of Christ. Some more valid than others in my opinion. Paul once wrote this:
1 Welcome with open arms fellow believers who don't see things the way you do. And don't jump all over them every time they do or say something you don't agree with—even when it seems that they are strong on opinions but weak in the faith department. Remember, they have their own history to deal with. Treat them gently.
I'd like to present this article on Lou Hodapp's blog . Lou describes a way to deal with the essentials of our faith rather than the side issues that so often cause needless division and separation. Well worth a read.