It’s no secret that the Church has been at war with the likes of Satan since it was founded by Christ some 2,000 years ago. Be it a heresy, an oppressive government, or even conflicting religions, Christ’s Church has managed to hold strong. As I’ve learned more about the different threats that have faced the Church over the millennia, I’ve come to understand that there are really only two threats that have ever faced the Church (more on that in a moment), and they’ve remained practically unchanged.
After a Catholic bride and groom join themselves in marriage, the priest says, “What God joins together, let no one put asunder.” The official Order of Celebrating Matrimony shows the carefully drafted promises that encapsulate the essential elements of marriage. On the wedding day, these promises are witnessed by a representative of Christ’s Church, a priest.
However, as the years pass, the memory of those promises fades. One’s recollection can be refreshed only by watching the wedding video.