I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought. I Cor. 1:10 NIV. Yep he did. And despite what the masters of Church Doctrine and denominations have tried to sell us, that Paul really didn’t expect such agreement, knowing the frailties of men and our desire for individualism and liberty of thought, that we could just politely agree to disagree about the teachings of Christ and carry on without doing serious damage to the Body of Christ. Wrong as both Jesus and James have emphasized elsewhere. It is our fallen nature that Satan has exploited by dividing to conquer us. He knew this was the one thing we could never get right, unity.
We are all born rebels, nurtured in an enviroment of selfish desires and individual achievements, so the more we disagree the more we have opportunity to excel among our peers, and we thus invent issues rather than solutions. You need but look at the political condition of America to see that, which also reveals itself in our Churches of many denominations, practices and interpretations. We refuse to die to ourselves, and as Paul says he’d have “to speak to us as little children”. The trouble is always that we want the other guy “to die first”. In the end it won’t matter if we fail to agree, it will matter if we didn’t try. As Peter says, “be at peace with all men so far as it depends on you”.