Three Enemies of the Church

My friend told me earlier today that there are three enemies of the Church:

  1. Poverty
  2. Prosperity
  3. Persecution

and that the worst of these is Prosperity. Nothing kills the Church like Prosperity. Surely the Western Church is a signal example of this. This is not to knock being wealthy but to knock against the misuse of wealth.

I tend to agree although I will say that Poverty is probably a frenemy, i.e. both an enemy and a friend.