Where did we go wrong?
You should have asked, “When do we go wrong?”
I think we go wrong whenever we refuse to have faith and practice the use of the gifts which the Holy Spirit has given us.
St. Paul says, “The kingdom of God depends not on talk but on power.” (1 Cor 4:20) But sometimes, I’ve observed that we have a tendency to talk and talk but do not allow the power of God to flow, through miracles, signs and wonders.
Jesus said, “Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these…” (John 14:12)
I would like to tell you what the situation is like here in India. I am sure you must have heard of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (it would be a pity if you haven’t). In March 1992, Pope John Paul II stated "At this moment in the Church’s history, the Charismatic Renewal can play a significant role in promoting the much-needed defense of Christian life in societies where secularism and materialism have weakened many people’s ability to respond to the Spirit and to discern God’s loving call.
It is a movement within the Catholic Church emphasizing the release of more of the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit in a continuing and New Pentecost for all Catholics. I have seen wonders and miracles occuring within our very own Catholic Church!
(Read more : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catholic_Charismatic_Renewal
or do a google search)
I’ve seen the release of the gifts of the Spirit. The gift of tongues (entire congregations praying in tongues, I’ve been there), the gift of prophecy, the gift of healing, and so on. I’ve seen evil spirits screaming and coming out of people (like they did when Jesus commanded them)! I’ve heard of (although not seen myself) people being raised from the dead!!! The effect of this renewal has been so powerful, that even non-Catholic denominations have recognized this power and are working together with the Catholic Church! They no longer think of Catholics as “lost” (as some others do).
The conclusion is that we go wrong whenever we don’t allow the Holy Spirit to work powerfully.