Let it be definitely remembered that when Constantine made his call for the council, there were very many of the Christians (Baptists) and of the churches, which declined to respond. They wanted no marriage with the state, and no centralized religious government, and no higher ecclesiastical government of any kind, than the individual church.
Three things must be true concerning the beginning of the church in order for it to be a scriptural church.
It must have the right Founder — Jesus Christ (Mt. 16:18);
The right place — Palestine (where Christ lived);
And the right time — during Christ’s personal ministry.
Any church that does not meet these three requirements cannot be the church that the Lord built.