One of the greatest deceptions of the enemy in this day is the belief that the local church is not needed for the disciple of Christ to grow, while that same Christian becomes captive to a plethora of voices and opinions via social networking connections, television, radio, the internet, etc.
One can easily see how the enemy enjoys this ploy and how effective it is in this last day, especially in light of a scripture in the Word; Hebrews 10:24-25 (NKJV) 24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 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.
Verse 24 clearly lets us know the great value of gathering together in a local body of believers as we “consider one another” which in turn stirs up love and good works. This implies accountability.
One has to be spiritually blinded to not see “the Day” approaching. Be careful of those who call Christ Savior, yet do not have a local Bible-believing, Bible-preaching, Christ-centered, God-glorifying, and Holy Spirit-powered Church they call their “home church”.
“Lone Ranger Christians” are easy prey for the enemy, perhaps not with outright apostasy, but with deception leading to certain defeat. 1 Peter 5:8 (NKJV) 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.