The church is people not buildings<quoted text>
You are correct!
In verse 14 where Jesus the Lamb is conquering those who attack His Catholic Church, we are mentioned in the latter part of Chptr.17,vs.14-
"the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and king of kings,
and those with him are called, chosen, and faithful."
The Catholics are called the chosen and faithful.
Thanks for pointing that out.
" Now you are Christs body and members individually'
The church ..congregation..is Christs BODY.
And we are built upon the foundation of Christ and his Apostles...we are not founded upon any other rock..then Christ himself ..as he is the foundation stone..
Jesus set a model to follow closely and the humility of Christ said " he had no where to lay his head..
does not match up with these big rich organized structures ..that live in luxury upon the earth...
In fact it was Nimrod who was the first in the earth to try and BUILD out of brick and mortar a place of worship.