" The church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. (1 Timothy 3:15)"
"He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?"(Acts 9:4)"
Did St. Paul persecute Christ or the Church? It was the Church. Christ was referring to the Church as "Me"
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
Ah well, there we have it.