watchmanwakes
Why are churches today obeying the State and, in particular, obeying the state dictate that Christians not assemble?   When the Pharisees commanded Peter to not preach Christ, he answered, "We ought to obey God rather than men." (Acts 5:29).  God has commanded Christians to not forsake the assembling of themselves (Hebrews 10:25), yet Christians today are disobedient to this command. Why?

One reason for this disobedience is because nearly all churches today are state corporations obeying state dictate rather than God.  Legally, the state has created the corporation and is sovereign over the corporation.  Once a church incorporates, the state has replaced God in authority.

Jesus Christ shed His blood to redeem Christians from this evil world.  Given this, why would sanctified Christians decide to incorporate back into the same evil world system they were redeemed from?         
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WordIncarnate
In all honest contemplation: the 'church' as you know it was always a state institution from Rome and its branches. State authorized christianity light.
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watchmanwakes
As I understand, The Roman government did require that all faiths, assemblies, etc. must receive a permit from the government to practice their faith.  The government didn't care at all about Christianity, but persecution did come after the Christians refused to get this permit from the government.     
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WordIncarnate
Kind of. This article helps

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edict_of_Thessalonica
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watchmanwakes
I think that's when Constantine basically started the RCC.  He meshed Christianity with Paganism.  
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