Dr. Joe Tims
TEXT: Psalm 11:1-7
SUBJ: The Crisis of Christianity -
(v-3 . . . Foundations)
The single most import part of any
building is the FOUNDATION.
If the FOUNDATION is inferior, then
the entire building will not last when the storms come.
Such is the case with CHRISTIANITY,
...."If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?" (Psa
The word FOUNDATIONS (figuratively)
means: "political or moral support or purpose"
This word has to do with SOCIETY or
way of life.
We can say that David is saying, "If
the Basic Christian Beliefs are destroyed, then SOCIETY will CRUMBLE!
Nations, Churches, Families and Individuals
alike are falling by the wayside because of the destruction of the basic
Let us today notice this Crisis of
(Psa 127:1a) "Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that
build it . . .. "
THE OLD FASHION CHRISTIAN HOME
(Eph 5:23) "For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is
the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body."
(Titus 2:5) "To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to
their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed."
(Eph 6:1) "Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right."
The number one problem in SOCIETY is the
DESTRUCTION of the Home.
The Bible and History alike testifies
to the fact that the Biblical Home is the key to survival.
The Home is based upon three principles:
(Isa 56:2) "Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that
layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth
his hand from doing any evil."
The HOME of today is so far from the Bible
Plan that unless a REVIVAL takes place in the HOME, there is no hope for
RESPECT FOR THE LORD'S DAY
(1 Pet 1:25) "But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the
word which by the gospel is preached unto you."
Preacher, this not for today!
How wrong you are, Christ did something
even more wonderful than creating the World, He completed redemption for
He died, was buried and arose that third
To Worship Christ on Sunday is testimony
of Victory of His finish work!
America use to set aside the Lord's Day
for His glory.
Not so today there is:
Work over Worship
Fun over Fellowship
Reunions over Revivals
Self over Sacrifice.
"GOD'S HOLY DAY HAS BECOME MAN'S HOLIDAY!"
BELIEF IN GOD'S HOLY WORD
(1 Cor 2:14) "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit
of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because
they are spiritually discerned."
All you have to do is look around at all
the new Bibles coming forth.
The cry today is, "Give us a Bible that
everyone can understand."
(1 Th 5:22) "Abstain from all appearance of evil."
Even Fundamental Baptists are straying
from the Word of God.
Take a little test with me about believing
Abstaining from appearances of evil
(Eph 4:32) "And be ye kind one to another,
tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath
Forgiving those that sin against you!
(Eph 5:25) "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church,
and gave himself for it;"
How well do we really believe the Bible?
LOVE FOR YOUR CHURCH HOME
CONCLUSION: Christianity is in
a Major Crisis and God's people must restore the basic foundations. We
must as David put it in verse 1 . . ."In the LORD put I my trust: how say
ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?" Will you join with me
in re-establishing these foundations today by coming to the Altar as we
are to Him as He is? Praying that God will send a REVIVAL today! As we
Your love for your Church is the outward
evidence of your heart love for Jesus.
Do you really love your Church"
Attendance - Heb 10:25-26
Tithes - Mal 3:10
Win Souls - Psa 126:5-6
What kind of Church is this one, if everyone
is just like YOU?
Church problems are a sign of heart problems.