Who Makes up the Church?
At spiritual rebirth, we are made a part of this wonderful gathering of believers that Jesus Himself established, purchased, leads, and protects. Even more, God has a purpose for each of us individually in this great plan of His.
Tragically, many churches today are shrinking in number. Some have faced horrible and divisive splits. To make matters worse, a number of people have stopped attending church altogether because they have become disillusioned with the hypocrisy they see.
Don’t forget—the church is not made up of perfect people. It is made up of people like you and me who make mistakes, and even sin. The church is not a museum for saints, but a hospital for sinners.
If you really want to walk with the Lord and grow spiritually, involvement in the church is an absolute necessity. It is not an option! “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching” (Hebrews 10:23–25).