“For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”
We, the faithful, are the Church. This is the crucial thing that we must never forget. Are we buildings, titles and robes? No, we are our faith in our Lord Jesus. The terms of the covenant are clear:
This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
This is not a covenant established through a Bishop, an Archbishop, through the stone of a Church building, but one established with God through His Son, nor through a Pope, a divine monarch of any kind. It is a covenant between God and His people individually. The Church is there to oversee, to protect His people and worship the Lord but more than that it is there to minister to the Body of Christ.
Its consistent failure in this regard robs it of its right to call itself a Church in the eyes of God. It is He, not Archbishops we are accountable too and Him that they will ultimately answer too. Through this we have to remember that we, the faithful, are His Church and no Archbishop can take that away from us.