These are acts of the sinful nature, and they are obviously sin:
dissensions (in other words, divisions and seditions)
factions/heresy contrary to the Word of God
Believers are to be of one mind, united. Let us, as young women, daughters of the King, be repentant and full of beautiful faith.
Truth often divides, but it shouldn't be contentious.
When principles are at stake and the word of God is threatened, we should stand for truth, for the Word, and for those principles.
God is so gracious.
Psalm 68:6 God sets the lonely in families,
he leads out the prisoners with singing;
but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.