Footnote #10. As a system in which relationship to the body is the final rule in all faith and practice, religious laodiceanism is nothing more than renewed catholicism. Only the name is different. While Luther succeeded at exposing the evils of a more obvious system of works and offices between men and God, he only wounded a head of the beast. But religious laodiceanism has never been put to death. The priesthood of the believer partially restored through the Reformation has continued to be crushed under conformity to group consciousness and herd mentality in the church.