Religion's Fundamental weakness.
I believe that the fundamental weakness of the religious system, thus the weakness of the segregated denominated church system, is that it operates and patterns itself after the worldly system’s way of getting things done.
It is hierarchical in structure, positions are voted on, it is man headed, man led, man fed with man-made doctrines and teachings, man controlled and man manipulated. Most aspects of what is done within the religious denominated system is man’s doing. The religious traditions, rules, regulations and practices are man initiated and man ordained. Whatever takes place has to be sanctioned or rejected by man. The hierarchical leadership compromises scriptural truth in order to keep the people in subjection to and dependent on the religious system for their spiritual food in order to nourish the fleshly appetite of the religious system.
The minds of the people within religion are minded that way and I believe that God has given them over to their religious mindedness. Yet God ever so gently and lovingly brings them truth, only to have them reject that truth due to their religious mindedness that is programmed with deception but accepted by them as truth.
There are many in religion who truly love God, but they cannot find true satisfaction in the traditional religious system. Many are growing weary of the facade but they seem to know of no other way.
I believe God’s heart is grieved with the way man has usurped the authority of Jesus Christ and robbed Him of His Lordship in the midst of His people.