I am going to the Catholic church, but do not believe in the right to pray for the dead.I respect and honor Saint Mary as the example of living faith, but can't pray to her to pray for me. Should I change my church? Should I look for the Church which follow the Bible? Or should I pray there despite all misunderstandings? How to find the right Church and what does it mean?
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To specifically answer your question about what is the true church.
The true church are a people not institutions that meet in buildings. The true church are the people of God who were born again.
To be born again we need to:
And when we do, he places his spirit on the inside of us. And our bodies become his temple.
1 Cor 6:19 - 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
God shows up in your church building when the believers who carry his presence enter into the building.
These are the believers and the true church.