David, There is no "attack" here.
There are only two kingdoms in the Creation, if we are not focused of the kingdom of G-d
and born again/spirit filled then by default we serve the other.
That is Bible, and not "religion", we are also instructed to "study to show yourself worthy" and that is for each of us, we are not to rely and a man or an institution to tell us what G-d wants us to know, we are to take all we hear, before the Lord for His wisdom, that He gives freely.
If we are focused on the temporal, how to identify a false statement, etc, anything that does not produce love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, Galatians 5-21.
We are all in a process of being conformed to the image of the Son, if we are in relationship with our Savior, it isn't about an "outward form of godliness".
Come quickly, Lord Jesus