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The Church Of God At Rome
Although the "Church of Rome" has been rightfully recognized as a Satanic abomination (see the Fact Finder question below) by true Christians right from the time that it was created as the Roman Empire's "church" (see also Ancient Empires - Rome), it should also be kept in mind that, in contrast to the Church of Rome, there has also been the Church of God at Rome (some members of whom, including this author, came out of the Church of Rome over the centuries - see 'Come Out Of Her, My People'). One of the apostle Paul's (see Paul's Ministry) epistles was written to Christ's people in Rome.
"1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, 1:2 Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures, 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead [see Resurrections]: 1:5 By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: 1:6 Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: 1:7 To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ." (Romans 1:1-7 KJV)
"To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints"
Paul's letter to the Romans was apparently written while he was yet in Corinth (in Greece). It was delivered by a Corinthian (Cenchrea is a port of Corinth) woman named Phebe, "our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea."
"16:1 I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church [see What Is The Church?] which is at Cenchrea: 16:2 That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also." (Romans 16:1-2 KJV)
The letter was intended, in part, to announce that Paul himself intended to visit Rome ("I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also") - something that he would not have done if the people that he was going to see had become corrupt.
"1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world [see Paul's World]. 1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; 1:10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you.
Paul also included identification, and a warning, to those there, and everywhere else, who were, or would become, corrupt.
"1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven [see The Coming World Dictator] against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them. 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: