When the Bible talks about the church, it is not referring to the building, but to the assembly of the redeemed. It is also not referring to the pretenders, but to those who are truly born again and washed by the blood of Christ. It is in fellowship with such people that you will find a world of love. God intends the church to resemble heaven in this respect of love. The only love in this world that truly resembles the love of heaven is the love found in the church.
Tim Conway pastors at Grace Community Church in San Antonio, TX