Greetings! My first reaction is to question whether you are here to discuss or to lecture? Pending the answer to that question, I would say G-d's True Church is precisely where He intends for it to be. Perhaps it is well to get the persecution complex out of the way right off the bat... By levelling the charge that other denominations are not following G-d and therefore are false, you are the one doing the persecuting. This is important to be seen for what it is at the very outset, so that when someone levels a challenge in your direction, you cannot lay claim to "I'm/we're being persecuted by those false denominationals (or whatever epithet is popular at the moment)." You cannot be the victim if you are the one doing the persecuting...which indeed, you are. You have already pre-judged, pre-tried and pre-convicted anyone who disagrees with you, no? Define "truth?" In my experience, truth seldom corresponds to reality. What I see here is no different. To be certain I understand what you are saying...churches are made of fallible people, yet because they are fallible they cannot be trusted as "true," except of course for your church which is made of similar fallible people, yet against the trend conveniently happens to be the true church? I am confused...and jaded...by the same repetitive hyperbole shouted from so many different soapboxes over the years I've lost count. Absolutely! They were known as the Ebionites. To clarify, these were the remnant of the church led by James the brother of our Lord Jesus. From that time on the church has been divided with multiple interpretations, not least exemplified by the Council of Nicea in 325 AD. So schisms have been with Christianity almost from the beginning. Clear? To whom? Forgive me but, competing claims of veracity merely dull the senses...apparently...to all. Your reluctance doesn't sound very reluctant to me. Oh, history! Yes please! But for that we must include not only the life, time and place of Jesus, but continue in that region and on over into the power politics of Rome circa 325 AD, and then view the scriptures through that lens to approach anything that remotely coincides with reality...let alone "truth." That is...unless one wishes to remain within one of the "(d)enominations, sects, and cults (that) make strident claims based upon emotional interpretations of isolated Bible texts." No doubt you will consider my response as persecution...hardly. Just stating factual truth.