The reason I am so aggressive against the errors and accretions, the false and unnecessary aspects of Christian belief, is that for Christianity to do its work in our lives in 2021 - we each personally need to be sure in our knowledge.
It is all very well for traditionalists and the orthodox of various denominations and churches to assert their complex laundry lists of must-dos and must-believes - the systems and screeds of things that everyone ought-to (or be an outcast heretic, apostate, not-a-Christian) but it is overdue that Christians got real.
What matters is what matters - and what matters is (now and increasingly) that which you know to the extent that you would 'go to the stake' over it.
What a Christian asserts must from now be rooted in solid and personal knowledge. Christian church leaders are traitors, scripture translations interpretations are corrupt...
Everything that is external and official and institutional is now corrupt and has joined the side of Satan. A Christian life cannot be rooted in the corrupt and evil.
These End Times are a spiritual war that affects every single person on the planet - nobody is exempted, all are tested. And we will be tested first and most strongly where our beliefs are weakest.
You will be probed, pushed and pressurized on some-thing that you have always 'insisted' was necessary to all Christian - but which you personally are not so sure of that you would suffer actual and imminent harm to defend it.
The End Times will discover and test all our hypocrisies.
You may have insisted that acknowledgment of original sin was essential to all Christians, that there is no salvation outside of your church, that the creedal formulation of necessary belief in the Holy Trinity was vital to any Christian - all the specific lifestyle and ritual aspects and exclusions... There are many, many such 'must-believes' in mainstream Christianity...
Okay - it is easy to say that these 'must' be believed by 'all true Christians' - but would you personally really 'go to the stake' over all of them?
Because if you regard every-thing as equally essential, yet would not go to the stake over all of them; over all the issues that you supposedly regard to be essential to Christians - then you will abandon Christianity sooner or later (if not already) - because your faith is only as strong as the weakest belief you regard as essential.
Roman Catholics who had asserted that the priesthood and participation and Mass were essential to salvation, found themselves abandoned by priests and excluded from Mass for many months - and with the RCC enthusiastically supporting this complete withdrawal of sacraments for as long as the secular authorities chose to impose it. The statistics of national health - as these were interpreted by officials - took absolute and exclusive priority over what had been regarded as essential spiritual values.
Clearly, these spiritual values were too weak to matter, when the chips were down.
Protestants who had asserted that frequent gathering for worship and prayer was integral to Christian life, suddenly found that a perceived risk to health was more important.
The supposed need for Christians to gather turned out to be too feeble to motivate Protestants, when they were put under pressure. Health Officials turned out to have more real authority in their lives than The Bible. Indeed, many embraced the restrictions that prevented their gathering, and were (and are) very reluctant to abandon them - even when 'health officials' allow it.
If Christians insist upon their 'belief' in complex, large, secondhand schemata as the only real and true Christianity - then their belief will be too feeble to pass the tests of these times.
Their belief as a whole will fail; because their specific component beliefs are founded on grounds that are now obviously insecure - grounds such as church authority, or very exact historical and linguistic interpretations of The Bible.
When we cannot (and should not) be confident in the truth of church authority, or the truthfulness and accuracy of Bible scholars and interpreters - then these Christian beliefs will crumble when threatened with adverse consequence.
Most such 'Christians' have already ceased to be real Christians, whether or not they have officially left their churches - and they have joined the side of global totalitarianism - advocating as life priorities... whatever they are told to advocate (birdemic, peck, antiracism, climate change, socialist economics... whatever).
Probably at least tens-of-millions of people who were (more-or-less) followers of Jesus in 2019 crossed to the other side in early 2020 - in what was surely the biggest (proportionately as well as numerically) apostasy since the early churches were organized.
My point here is that if you believed in 2019 that Christian churches (i.e. your favoured church) are essential to salvation - then you have already been tested, and quite likely have failed - and have de facto joined the side of Satan in the spiritual war.
But the process will continue.
What Christians absolutely need to do, is each to base his own faith upon what he personally regards as absolutely solid ground: ground solid-enough that he would metaphorically (if not literally) 'go to the stake' over its truth.
In other words - these times require each Christian to embark on a radical process of grounding his own faith on only those places where he is sure that he is secure.
Sure enough to suffer for it.
But if you continue to insist on the complex and secondhand descriptions of Christianity, your own motivation to remain Christian will be undercut by your (perfectly well founded) lack of confidence in the rightness of external institutional authorities (who will, overall, be in service to evil).
Note: The forces of evil are perfectly aware of this phenomenon; and one mode of anti-Christian subversion is to pose as a strict and traditionalist Christian, of whatever denomination or church; and to state categorically that all those who fail to sign-up to all of the complex and voluminous requirements of that institution are thereby heretics or apostates.
These anti-Christians therefore say: All True Christians are like THIS, and if you are not like THIS then you are not a True Christian and ought to acknowledge the fact, and leave the church and Christianity (and, implicitly, join with 'us demons').
And, on the other side, there are the usual 'liberal Christians' who claim to be radically reforming Christianity down to its true essence, while actually assimilating it with the demonic leftist-globalist totalitarian agenda.
'Your' task, as an individual Christian. is not to answer this question for everyone, but for your-self. To discover what aspects of that vastly bloated structure of inherited institutional Christianity you actually are personally sure about - sure enough to go to the stake over.
...And use this as the basis of your Christian faith.