Peter Sellick is concerned upon discovering Christian theology was replaced by a ‘new’ theology (On Line Opinion, Peter Sellick “A new heaven and a new earth” 2 February 2017. He credits German theologian Johannes Weiss (1863-1914) with the recovery of the Gospel message of “an imminent kingdom of God that was a social reality.”
But there is more to the failure of the Church than you are allowing for Peter. I offer a portion of Clifford Hugh Douglas’s article The Enemy, originally published in The New English Weekly, 1933 and republished in The Social Crediter 1979. Found here…. http://socialcredit.com.au/The%20Social%20Crediter/Volume%2058/The%20Social%20Crediter%20Vol%2058%20No%206%20Nov-Dec%201979.pdf.
“…Why does Sir Stafford Cripps, as gentle a Parlour Pirate as ever slit a cream bun, advocate the wholesale looting of the well-to-do, when he would faint at the suggestion that he should steal a teaspoon? We are not seriously helped …by saying that what this country needs is a little common honesty. It needs a great many things. Additional grey matter between the ears of some of its leading men would be a help.
There is small doubt, however, that Great Britain and America are handicapped by a system of political thought which takes its immediate rise from Puritanism, although Puritanism, as well as what is commonly called "capitalism", which is an ally of Puritanism, can be traced much further back.
Philosophically, one of the characteristics of Puritanism is the transcendence of God, as distinguished from the immanence of God. Arising directly out of this philosophy there has grown up a convention, to use the mildest description, that to be respectable it is necessary to be "other worldly."
"Thy kingdom come" is noble, but "Give us this day our daily bread" is vulgar, and "Let me get at the bread which is going to waste," is downright immoral."”