When Jesus told his disciples to go to Church what church was he talking about. The establised church was most likely of the Essene but they want you to think of church in the early days of Christianity as homes. Jesus was a disciple of John the Baptist at first then modified the Essense teachings with Egyptian allusions of myths into Christianity. John was beheaded by Herod Antipas so why wasn't he called the first Christian martyr? Attempts made to disassociate Jesus from John because he was an Essense member.