Preacher's Pulpit             Dr. Joe Tims

TEXT: Psalm 11:1-7

SUBJ: The Crisis of Christianity - (v-3 . . . Foundations)

Introduction:

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 11:3)

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 Christian foundation.

Let us today notice this Crisis of Christianity:

        (Psa 127:1a) "Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it . . .. "         (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."             (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."         (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."         (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."         (1 Th 5:22) "Abstain from all appearance of evil." (Eph 4:32) "And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."         (Eph 5:25) "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;" 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 come!

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