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Peace and unity within the Church of the first and second century was an unattainable then as it is today. The early church experienced internal conflicts more trying than many of the persecutions and results fat more disastrous. Christianity had been given the world as the only true religion, the only religion professing Jesus Christ, the only name under heaven whereby salvation could be had. Many systems of religion and thought existed which likewise claimed to deal authoritatively with man and his soul, however conflicts between Christianity and these pagan beliefs were either short-lived or caused little opposition. The real trouble and disunity lay internally.
Gerbhardt, Lewis, "The Chief Heretical Groups of the Early Church" (1941). Bachelor of Divinity. 63.
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