Do you think the Scripture in the original says “church”.
“If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:6-7) (NASB)
The fellowship of the members of the Church of Jesus shows me if they live in truth or walk in the darkness. The true fellowship with God will be expressed in fellowship with other believers in the Church of Christ. In the Book of Acts, the Christians were told that they were continuing with one mind in the temple day by day and continually devoting themselves to fellowship.
One of the primary church problems was that some Christians left the church of Jesus Christ. Thus, the author of the book Hebrews urges us “not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:25).
you have been disappointed in the people from church, or for fear of being associated with Christians and persecuted, you abandon the church. The abandonment of the church is equal to abandoning spiritual help from the Christian community. Instead, fellowship in faith in the church of Christ in love brings encouragement.
In conclusion, we can say that the newborn believer will seek to have fellowship with the Father and one another in the Savior’s Church, seeking to persevere in studying the Word of God, in the fellowship, in the breaking of bread and prayer.
Translated by Nicoleta Vicliuc