One simple answer. God wants us to. We do belong in church and God wants us to be part of the body of Christ. God also wants us to worship him and get direction on how to live our lives. It really is that simple.
I can assure you that the world wants me to be a part of it. The world wants people that follow the world. The world will mock me, attack me, insult me, and I will not find peace in it. My place is in church and in fellowship with other Christians that are uplifting and relational. I can and will make a difference in the world without being part of the world. No need to worry about the hatred and nastiness that comes from those in nv. No need to listen to the arrogance of those that claim logic as their calling card when there is none.