Man and Sin by Piet Schoonenberg (1964) 2.3 NH

[The passage of an institution from point 1 to point 3 changes the message of the institution.

The message goes from conversion by persuasion (or example) to conversion by the sword.

All sovereigns have the sword, so why not use it?

If the objectorganization is so important that it must be imposed by sovereign power, it is important enough to worship as an idol.

Thus, sovereign religions veer towards idolatry.]