OK, I am not currently a member of any local Church, Baptist or otherwise. My previous membership was in a Bible Church that shut down awhile back due to lack of people (long story short!). My question is, I guess, I'm still not quite understanding this concept most Baptists seem to have regarding local church only, no universal church. It seems to me, like I'm being told that if I'm not a member of a local church body of believers (regardless of affiliation)that I'm not in the Body of Christ or something. I visit several different churches in my area, I just haven't found one that the Lord has called me to formally join yet.