Church is supposed to be the assembly of the saints, the born again followers of Jesus, where they encourage each other in their walk with the Lord, sharing in what they have received from the Lord, building each other up, both physically and spiritually.
We read in 1 Corinthians 14:26 “What then shall we say,brothers? When you come together, everyone has a psalm or a teaching, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. All of these must be done to build up the church.” Note, the church is the PEOPLE, not a building or an organization. The first believers did not gather in church buildings, steeple houses, auditoriums, temples, they gathered in HOUSES. Paul wrote in Romans 16:8 “also greet the church that is in their house.” They were persecuted and often met in secret.
That was the REAL church, the assembly of the saints, the called out assembly, of those who were called out of Judaism and became followers of Jesus Christ. They were filled with the Holy Spirit and functioned under guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Then the FALSE CHURCH was created by men, the CHURCH INSTITUTION, run and controlled by men. That was NOT the Body of Christ, because they did not submit themselves to Jesus but to the Church Institution and it’s leadership. That is the false church that you see in the world today, that has programs, assets, buildings, hierarchies, clergy and all kinds of worldly structures. They are NOT of Jesus Christ, they are worldly institutions. They do not preach nor practice the gospel of Jesus Christ, His words as also recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They have their own rules and teachings. They twist the Scriptures to suit their own doctrines. They deceive the people and make slaves of the church institution, not disciples of Jesus Christ. They are FAKE, COUNTERFEIT, FALSE, of their father, satan. RUN FROM THEM! They are DANGEROUS. They will TAKE YOU TO HELL.
It is sad but you can hardly find any true disciples of Jesus Christ. Do not look for other born again Christians, look to Jesus. Seek Him. Obey His words, repent and be baptized in water for the forgiveness of your sin. Seek Jesus with all your heart in prayer. Ask Him to baptize you in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will teach you and guide you into all truth. Jesus will disclose Himself to you. He will speak to you, through His Spirit that He will give in you. Witness for Jesus and you will make other disciples of Jesus.
Salvation is about following Jesus, not about practicing churchianity. Stay with Jesus, until the end and you will have eternal life. Run from churches, they will lead you astray.
May Jesus bless you.