…may surprise you. It’s not coming through attacks from without, but from within. To quote Phil Johnson,
“… hireling pastors in worldly churches that trivialize the Gospel.”
Nothing new here; virtually all of the Apostle Paul’s warnings to the Church focused on this fact:
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ.
– 2 Cor. 11:13
For I have often told you, and now say again with tears, that many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction; their god is their stomach; their glory is in their shame. They are focused on earthly things… – Phil. 3:18,19
For the time will come when they will not tolerate sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, will multiply teachers for themselves because they have an itch to hear something new.
– 1 Tim. 4:3
Paul’s counsel to Titus in the face of these threats speaks to us today:
But you must say the things that are consistent with sound teaching. – Titus 2:1