Six Ways Satan Gains the Advantage

". . . in order that no advantage be taken of us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes."
2 Corinthians 2:11

Whenever Christians fail to do as the Lord directs, they become vulnerable to Satan's many schemes (Ephesians 6:11) Our adversary realizes that a direct attack on the church usually fails, therefore he works to sidetrack and destroy the church and its members from within. How do churches become vulnerable?

When the church becomes polluted with worldliness.
When members are busy with other things than His.
When churches seek to attract people by using "glitter"
rather than the Gospel.
When "thus says the Lord" is considered radical and narrow-minded.
When members fuss, fight and splinter the body
over whose way prevails.
When members no longer have the
spirit and attitude of Christ.