Fond Of Contention

We seem to be fond of contention ourselves.  Hundreds or thousands of denominations.  What is a boy to do?

Ye are fond of contention, brethren, and full of zeal about things which do not pertain to salvation.  Look carefully into the Scriptures, which are the true utterances of the Holy Spirit.  –Clement I

Scripture in this case is most likely only the Old Testament.  You might think we have a small touch of clarity but we do not really.

Ye therefore, who laid the foundation of this sedition, submit yourselves to the presbyters, and receive correction so as to repent, bending the knees of your hearts.  –Clement I

Submit yourselves to the presbyters.