Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
The vast majority of children raised in the West Indies have a connection with the Church. From a young age, we all had to go to Sunday School, and our understanding of God starts there.
However, the same cannot be, said for children born in other parts of the world. Therefore, in my opinion, not being exposed to the teachings of God at an early age can have a devastating effect on their later life.
How important it is to go to Church, according to the Bible Isaiah 56:7 Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be, accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called a house of worship for all people.
God wants us to worship in Church as here the book of Psalm 84:10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is, given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: