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John Harper says
I voted this answer up. My only addition here is that when this letter was written, it was not written to us. It was was written to the members of the Church of Christ in Rome. They were a royal priesthood. The letter had a particular audience.
When this letter was written, the Church of Christ in Rome did not exist, and although it was written to a specific audience, we ARE that specific audience today! There has ONLY ever been one church, there may be denominations, but only ONE Church.
yes, one body...All the denominations were the work of men! Some of these men may have had the desire to create something that they felt was more athletic and keep to the scriptures. Others may had there own agenda.
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Vegas Elias says
I agree with Vegas, how is the Catholic church anything like the early Christian church as it was depicted in Acts?