Many Christians do not understand that salvation is a corporate activity as well as a corporate state. Our membership in the redeemed is what makes us saved. Christ put us into the body of Christ as the very act of salvation, and therefore our relationship with the body of Christ as well as our participation is the very essence of our salvation. Some people erroneously teach that the Christian’s relation with a local church is unnecessary and actually some teach that it is dangerous or damaging to be a part of a local church. Their attitude is to simply “visit” without committing or participating in the church. What an error!
The relationship that a Christian has within the church is what gives him his spiritual meat and exercise every week.