This is not a theological explanation, but only an observation-
Whether we like it or not, whether we approve it or not, the fact is:
There are multiple Groups of Christian believers, all claiming to have come into being and continue to exist in the WILL of GOD, but opposed to one another and in certain cases live and work in enmity with one another without any communion or fellowship with each other. Generally, to have any kind of dealing or fellowship with such other Christian groups, who also are described as part of the Body of Christ, is a culpable offense that will attract punishment including excommunication.
My understanding is that there is no Scriptural scope for so many groups among members of the Body of Christ, opposed to one another, based on interpretations and practices emanating out of those interpretations. Some hold very opposing doctrines also. Instead of resolving differences, efforts are made and resources are spent on widening the gap and getting more alienated from one another.
They all agree on certain aspects of doctrines or practices but not on all doctrines and all practices. Still, all of them are Christians and children of the same God saved by the same Redeemer – Jesus Christ the Son of God, Members of the same Body of Christ.
How all these warring groups are accommodated in the Same Body is beyond human comprehension and it is the marvellous work of God
Apart from logistical reasons, is there any valid scriptural justification for having so many groups in the same geographical locality; is a question for which I haven’t found an answer so far; while they all continue to be part of the same Body?
This is not for a debate please......