The Enemy Is Active
The Bible reminds us to be mindful of the Enemy as deceiver. 2 Corinthians 11:3 says “But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.” If you think the Enemy isn’t at work within your church, think again. The Devil is active, working to sabotage your church in any way possible and stop your congregation from fulfilling its mission. As the verse from 2 Corinthians suggests, the Enemy is so crafty that he will disguise himself in situations that show up in your church and lead members of your congregation away from Christ without them even realizing he is doing it. Here are six ways the Enemy is destroying the church. Of course there are other ways the Enemy works to destroy the church. These are just a few. If you spot any of these things occurring, don’t turn a blind eye.