The Church of God – and every local church – faces two dangers which ever threaten to consume her, two dangers which have always threatened the health of God’s people and that continue to threaten the health of the Church to this day. And it is these twin dangers which our Lord Jesus addresses immediately after delivering the Beatitudes in the Sermon on Mount. Today we explore these two dangers, the way they are impacting the broader Church, and the way in which they are threatening our local congregation.