Being part of a church community and having fellowship with like-minded believers does not make you part of the kingdom of God, it does not make you a child of God. Neither does it make you pleasing to Jesus Christ. It just makes people feel secure because they are not alone, they are with other like-minded people who believe the same things, the same deception.
Jesus Christ said that:”Whoever WISHES to come after Me must deny Himself, pick up his cross and come her follow Me, EVERY DAY.” Jesus will take you along the straight and narrow road, the unbeaten track, where you are often ALONE WITH HIM, rejected by other people, but you experience the PRESENCE of the Living God, you LISTEN to His voice. He will take you through the valley of death and then He will lead you beside the quiet waters where you experience His comfort and His presence KNOWING that you are pleasing to your Lord and Master, you are PART OF HIS KINGDOM!
Have you got alone with Jesus? Do you follow Him every step of the WAY, wherever He guides you off the beaten track, being WITH HIM rather than with other people, or do you crave the acceptance of other men and the company of other people.
Following Jesus is a lonely road BUT you live in the presence of the living God. If you still treasure the company of people and the acceptance of men you cannot be following Jesus Christ and seeking the presence of the Living God.
May Jesus bless you.