We think the world is going to Hell in a hand basket and the world thinks the church is corrupt and “evil.”
In the 16th century, William Tyndale was martyred because he translated the Bible into English. The Catholic Church had created rituals like penance and indulgences that controlled the grace of God. They had domesticated God. They made His demands manageable. Translating the Bible for the masses threatened their system.
How do we domesticate God? While I do not believe the church is corrupt at the scale it was in Tyndale’s age, I do think the modern church is often complicit to evil or found its own way to harm the gospel.