There is nothing dearer to my heart than the church. Evangelicals have forgotten what the church is, and Roman Catholics have warped it into a misled international organization.
The church is the fullness of him who fills all in all (Eph. 1:23) and the pillar and support of the truth (1 Tim. 3:15). More practically, it is the place where God sets the solitary in families (Ps. 68:6). Those who have not experience church life have no idea of the love, beauty, and power in it. The devil does, and he opposes the appearance of the family of God, the church, wherever it might appear.
Let me stop there and let Francis Chan say this much better than I can: