Revelation 18The Church is indestructible. Over the centuries it has withstood the onslaught of Nero, Julian the Apostate, countless heresies, countless betrayals, the claims that it denies reason, schism, wars, Hitler, Mussolini, corrupt clergy, apathetic laity, and others. In fact, even the most faithful Christian will startle when he ponders the Church's list of historical enemies. The fact that it has triumphed, and even thrived, in the way it has seems to defy logic, to say the least (Cf: 1 Cor 1:25). We are, after all, an organization founded on 11 poorly educated men who followed another man--one who never wrote a word--who was killed by being nailed to logs.
Rest assured, the Church will take on and withstand nihilism, modernism, relativism, secular humanism, and any other enemy that comes to face it, and it will survive them all.(Cf: Mat 16:18)
7So much as she has glorified herself, and lived luxuriously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
8Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judges her.
Psalm 10:6 He says to himself, "Nothing will ever shake me." He swears, "No one will ever do me harm."
Isaiah 47:7 You said,'I am forever-- the eternal queen!' But you did not consider these things or reflect on what might happen.
Isaiah 47:8 "Now then, listen, you lover of pleasure, lounging in your security and saying to yourself,'I am, and there is none besides me. I will never be a widow or suffer the loss of children.'
Ezekiel 28:2 "Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre,'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "'In the pride of your heart you say, "I am a god; I sit on the throne of a god in the heart of the seas." But you are a mere mortal and not a god, though you think you are as wise as a god.
Obadiah 1:3 The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself,'Who can bring me down to the ground?'
Zephaniah 2:15 This is the city of revelry that lived in safety. She said to herself, "I am the one! And there is none besides me." What a ruin she has become, a lair for wild beasts! All who pass by her scoff and shake their fists.