We not only have an inspired history of the Lord's churches recorded in the book of Acts, but we also have a New Testament prophetic perspective of the Lord's churches after the time of the apostolic period given us in the New Testament. The New Testament provides some prophetic characteristics of both the apostasy that was predicted and the prophetic history of New Testament churches until Christ's return. These are general principles that defy the Roman Catholic preserved secular history as the authentic record of genuine New Testament Christianity. For example, A. Don't look for New Testament Christianity among those who kill and persecute others as that is an apostate characteristic - Jn. 16:1-3; Rev. 17:6 B. Don't look for New Testament Christianity among those who embrace certain well defined heresies - 1 Tim. 4:1-5; Gal. 1:8-9; 1 Jn. 4:1-6; etc. C. Don't look for New Testament Christianity among those who libel, distort and falsely accuse their enemies - Mt. 5:10-12; 10:25; Jn. 15:20; etc. D. Don't look for New Testament Christianity among those who make an unholy union (fornication) with secular state (Mt. 22:21; Rev. 17:1-5). It does not take too much common sense to clearly see that you cannot possibly embrace the Post-Nicene Father's without becoming a Catholic - that is self-evident. It does not take too much common sense to see that the Post-Nicene Father's are logically and historically based upon the Nicene Church Father's and that the Ante-Nicene Church Fathers provide a progressive developmental history toward the Nicene Church Fathers. It takes no imagination to know and understand all of these historical documents were hand selected and preserved by Rome. Therefore, either you must break at some point in this logical progressive development toward Catholocism or become a Catholic. My view is that the AnteNicene, Nicene and Post-Nicene documents are the hand picked and progressive history of apostasy and that the true history of Christianity is found in the mainly perverted presentation of those who are identifued as "enemies" and "heretics" and "anabaptists" JUST AS THE PREDICTIVE HISTORY OF THE NEW TESTAMENT STATES.