If you neglect the church, you neglect your soul. Your attitude towards the priority of a local church reveals much about the condition of your soul and whether you are really part of the body of Christ. One of the first signs of backsliding toward apostasy is neglecting meeting with the brethren faithfully. If you don’t love the church that Christ died for, then it’s an evidence that you’re probably unregenerate. You cannot be connected to the Vine without being among the branches.
Can you say honestly with your heart: “I need my church?” If you have access to a Biblical church, you are without excuse if you neglect it.
– Mack Tomlinson