B.) The church then changed into an institution in Rome.
And I don't mean that there were no more real Christians on earth at the time. There were believers who were reflecting Christ's light in the darkness and other people seeking to make it into a mere religion.
There have always been some believers doing their part on earth ever since the birth of the Church in Acts. But ask yourself.. Why does Mr Lu-Cifer (the devil) diligently seek to turn God’s church into a religious organization that's acceptable with this world system? It’s because he himself is religious and God is not. Many in Europe where we used to live, told us how they felt that they had tried Christianity before, but it somehow failed them so they turned to other things for answers. But after a closer look, what they actually had tried was really just dead religion and these people were never born of the Spirit at the time (later on they told me they did experience the John 3:3 experience).
Have you ever been to a so called religious book selling conference in America with big named entertainers performing? Many real Christians go to these for all the right reasons, and I guess some go with the wrong motives. Those things can get real weird though when you see all the cheap plastic junk sold that has the name of Christ stuck on it. Christians, we need to stop that kind of stuff. Seems like they'll put "Jesus" on anything these days just to make a buck.
Q: What have you been craving or wanting to see God do in your life? Are you needing a place to belong with other flawed people ..who care?
Of course a lot more could be said about the Church with verses included, but I will allow you to say it for me here if you’d like to…