As we find in numerous places throughout the New Testament, true Christianity is the manifestation of the headship of Christ in, over, and for His body, the church. The papacy assumes that headship in the authority of a man over an institution and reconstructs the whole fabric of Christianity according to this false and carnal principle. This worldly system opposes the true manifestation of Christianity at every point of its existence and stamps its influence on princes and people throughout the world.
Rick,This thread is the greatest threat to Christianity. As we Christians argue over what is the greatest threat, our church is being attacked from the enemies of Christ and we are guessing at the cause when we should be engaging those who hate us with the truth of the gospel in a winsome way. Of course I'm being overly harsh, but there is some truth to this.
The Historical Roots of "Political Correctness"The greatest "threat" to Western Civilisation is Cultural Marxism. In the sense that it has levelled it's guns at Christianity it is a threat. In the providence of God it those shots will merely serve to take some barnacles of the hull. (Barnacles the church could do without)
Will post more on cultural Marxism when home. (Kids want to leave the swing park.)
Both 2 and 3 together bring to mind: 'redeeming the time, for the days are evil.' The first is likely a postmodernist hangover.1. Lack of confidence in the reliability and consequently the authority of the Bible, God's word.
2. Worldliness of many genuine Christians.
3. Failure to discern the times we are in.