Many believers think they can be Christians all by themselves; they think they have no need to join any church. They say: We want Christ, but we do not want the church. We have our personal relationship with Christ but have no need for a relationship with the church. Can we not pray by ourselves? Surely we can. Can we not read the Bible alone? Doubtless we can. Then why should we go to all the trouble of trying to communicate with others? Why not just fellowship alone with the Lord? Because of the need to counteract such thoughts, young believers ought to be shown that they must join the church irrespective of their personal opinions. They should see that there are two sides to salvation.