Yesterday I shared my evil plot on how to destroy a church. I promised that it had a point—I was not being devious for the sake of being devious. That entire story was just one expression of the key to church destruction: taking the focus off of Christ and His gospel.
I can even do that through “holy” things. Moralism will destroy a church because it takes its eyes off of Jesus. Liberals can destroy a church and so can conservatives. Good theology (wrong applied of course) can close the doors just as easy as rank heresy. Even something as holy as a plea for unity can destroy a church if it leads people to take their eyes off of Jesus.
So if you desire to destroy a church be sure to not keep Jesus the main thing. That’s the key. Make something or someone else the head of the church and it crumbles. It only takes a matter of time before a body severed from its head loses its life. It happened in Corinth and it happens in many churches today.