The road to salvation for many people is cluttered with stuff that stands in the way to reaching the goal. The secret to completing the trip is to find a way around the policies, creeds, arguments, etc that provide interesting, but distracting, hindrances to reaching the goal.
Some of the stuff is indeed interesting and worthy of study. In fact, many learned men and women spend a lifetime studying these things. I don't pretend to know all the distraction nor am I able to explain them. But I do know that spending valuable time on them can be counterproductive when one is considering whether to seriously consider or commit to God and the actions of His Son Jesus. The distractions below are presented without explanation, but rather as an acknowledgement they exist.
1. Why are there so many different groups of Protestant Christiens? If they can't agree on their own religion, how can I know what to believe?
2. The history of Christian nations is filled with stories of war and greed and other decidedly non Christian activities. The crimes committed in the name of Christianity are well known.