leavingwt "You don't have to go to church to know God."
Indeed, you don't.However, if you have family, it is nice to talk to them and meet up once in a while :)
Galatians 3:26-29 (New International Version)
Sons of God
26 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise. Also, there is a different dynamic when the body meets together, it starts to function as a whole.
Romans 12:4-8 (New International Version)
4 Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. 7 If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
No person can function well on their own as they have limited functionality. For example, prophecy isn't my biggest gifting and if I had stayed at home I would have missed some awesome and encouraging prophetic words that have been given to me through others.
Surely the WT have robbed Christians of enough already?