Hidden Treasures

The Bible is much more than a book of religion.

Crumbling Foundations

IF THE FOUNDATIONS BE DESTROYED

 

( A message I preached July 3, 2011 shortly before I retired in November)

 

Satan is shaking America in a series of moral earthquakes, which result in economic earthquakes, including debt, devaluation of our currency, depression and despair.   These continue to grow in ever-increasing intensity on the moral Richter scale, as  evidenced by the  increasing rebellion towards God and His  Word  and the resulting immorality and violence over the past century.

Psalm 11:3 warns of the destruction of any nation whose moral foundations are destroyed. The very foundations of America  are crumbling. Looking at things from our earthly perspective, all seems hopeless.

As America has become more immoral and violent have you shared the desire of the Psalmist to flee from all the sin and turmoil and live with your family alone on some desert island or in some mountain sanctuary far from trouble, where all is rosy and peaceful?  I have and  it wouldn’t surprise me if at times most of us have had that desire.

Note the importance of foundations. Foundations are basic and essential. Without solid foundations; homes  and  institutions are at risk.

Consider some institutions which  are fragile and crumbling without sound foundations.

 

THE HOME AND FAMILY.

 

 When  buying a house, if we are wise we are  especially concerned  about  the foundations.

 

Square feet, sturdy quality construction, ample insulation,  quality doors and windows, heating and air conditioning, dependable wiring and plumbing, an intriguing. roomy floor plan, lot, location and price. All these things matter. But nothing matters if the foundation is not solid and firm.

So it is in every area of life.    Family is the basic building block of society; not the government, school nor church, but the home. God created a home first in the  Garden of Eden. The home needs a solid rock foundation to make it  through the difficulties of life.

According to I Corinthians 3:11 Christ is the solid foundation. Homes built on Christ give stability; not only to the home, but  to the  institutions of school and government.  Homes built on Christ, the solid Rock,  stand the storms of life, according to Matthew  7:24-27. Such marriages and homes are built on Biblical principles as taught in  Ephesians 5.

Over the past century we have increasingly seen the termites of Liberalism and Socialism eating away at the foundations of our homes,  schools and the institution of  government.

Make no mistake about it. We are gradually becoming  a socialistic society as these enemies of God and the Bible use public education, the media and  Hollywood  entertainment to gain control of our minds.

They accomplish this by fomenting racial strife and class warfare between the rich and  the poor.

They encourage us to become more dependent on government for all our needs.

They encourage our allegiance to world government and the new world order through  the United Nations while de-emphasizing our national sovereignty.

These termites of Socialism, anti-God and  anti-Bible philosophies  eat away at the foundations of home  and families  by promoting same-sex  marriages and undermining family loyalty.

 

 

SINCE SCHOOLS ARE MADE UP OF FAMILIES, IT FOLLOWS THAT

IF FAMILIES LACK SOLID SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION,  SCHOOLS ALSO LACK SPIRITUAL FOUNDATION.

 

Most of us over age 60 remember the Lord’s prayer and Bible reading in public schools.  That’s what I remember in the elementary schools  when  the worst crime was shooting a spit wad.

Prayer, Bible and corporal punishment have been thrown out leaving young people with no moral compass in the school nor in the home.

The Bible has been replaced by the crumbling foundation of evolutionary  theory of beginnings.

A study of our nation’s history and of how the Pilgrims came to this land to further the cause of Christ and  protect themselves from an oppressive  State Church have been deleted from history books in many public schools.

Students know more about  United Nations  and the Muslim religion and sexual perversion than they do about Founding Fathers and  our founding documents such as The Mayflower Compact, our Constitution and  Declaration  of Independence.

We live in a godless society that has no room for God nor  for Biblical moral  standards.  Children have no respect nor fear of authority.  Furthermore, socialism influences a child’s distrust of  his parents and teaches  that government knows what is best for children,

These socialists thumb their noses at parents by giving immoral, perverted sex education  in public schools, by dealing with teen pregnancies and by promoting and providing abortions without parental notification nor consent.

There is  a declining  percentage of Christian teachers in public schools, and an increasingnumber of teachers who are  evil role models and fill our  young people’s minds with Socialistic mush and immorality.  A growing number of  high school graduates today are not prepared for college nor for the work force. They lack a foundation in the  basics. When one learns how to live, he is prepared to learn how to make a living.

Rampant immorality and crime are  on increase. Many schools have become  war zones.  Homo-sexual lifestyle, as well as promiscuous sex are accepted norms of  society.

 

OUR GOVERNMENT ALSO LACKS A MORAL FOUNDATION

 

It  follows that if our homes and schools lack moral foundation, our government also lacks a moral foundation.  Though founded on the Bible;  now it has been barred from national life  and government has become  hostile tothe Bible and to Christianity as they fight toremove all Christian symbols from public places and from our currency.

 

Criminals, including murderers, rapists and pedophiles walk free in society and we are seeing an  increased rash of horrible crimes against children.   But that doesn’t matter, for Liberals are more concerned for  criminal’s rights than for victim’s rights.  That includes our treatment of captured terrorists.

 

Liberalism has taken over our courts, and much of Congress.  Over the past sixty years our courts have over-stepped their bounds of  interpreting the law, to legislating it.  That is the responsibility of the legislative branch of government and the legislators are responsible to the electorate.  The time may come when the our nation’s Constitution could be ruled unconstitutional. How Christians need to be praying for God-fearing justices in our local  and regional courts and in the Supreme Court.

 

 

HOW DID THESE FOUNDATIONS DISAPPEAR?

 

 

Europe, the seed bed  of the Protestant Reformation 500 years  ago, later became the seed bed of Liberalism and Neo Orthodoxy  as it spread  to  America  and infected the colleges, seminaries and ultimately the pulpits of our land.

With the foundations of the Bible  eroded, including the Genesis account of Creation and the Fall and of sin and the universal Flood in Noah’s day, (all facts Jesus confirmed in His New Testament teachings)  there followed the denial of the deity of  Christ and our need of His blood atonement and the preaching and reception of the Social Gospel

The God-fearing foundations laid by  the  founders of our republic were gradually removed and  our homes, schools and society in  general began crumbling all  around us.

Even though on the surface, we have still kept a semblance of our former glory in our public life:

1. Prayers in times of national crisis.

2. Chaplains in our halls of Congress and in the military.

3. “In God we trust” on our currency.

We are no longer a Christian nation rooted  in God’s Word and in Christian values.

 

 

WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT?  

 

 

Please,  turn to Psalm 11.

 

The wicked hate the righteous and want to destroy us.  Psalm 11:2

 

As long as the foundations are destroyed, there is nothing the righteous can do.  11:3

Our only hope is in God who sees what is going on.  Psalm 11:4

He is trying our faith as we live in the midst of a godless nation. Psalm 11:5   as Enoch walked with God in the wicked days before the flood.

The wicked are about to be judged. Ps. 11:5-6   “now will I arise.”

He loves us and His eyes are on us.  11:7

It is the responsibility of every new generationto rebuild foundations of righteousness beginning  in our homes.

Marry only  godly mates &  build Christian homes

Establish Bible preaching churches.

Spread the Gospel  throughout the land and throughout the world.

 

In spite of all the facade of religion in America, it is my growing conviction that America  is one of the neediest mission fields in the world today.  We have become a   heathen nation.

Over a period of years,  (if the Lord tarries) we can once again lay a  Biblical foundation  in our nation.

From our Christian homes and schools must come the future preachers,teachers and  leaders of government.

If our eyes are on the Lord and our trust is in Him,  we need not be depressed and long to flee to the  mountains or to the wilderness or to some desert island to escape the contamination of this socialistic, sinful society?  Ps. 11:1

Our job is to be salt and light in a corrupt society. Matthew 5:11-16

Philippians 2:12-16

We must  get right with God and pray for God to heal our land.  II Chronicles 7:14

Genuine Christians have been doing this for years

For 55 years as a pastor, this has been  my primary concerns and prayer.

Until the foundation of the Bible  is once again laid, in our homes,  schools, churches and nation;  all our efforts  to reduce  teen  pregnancies, abortion,  homo-sexual activity, drunkenness, drugs and all the other problems of  our society are  in vain.

 

The Sands of Time Are Sinking, is a hymn written by Anna Ross Cousin

 

The sands of time are sinking,

The dawn of Heaven breaks,

The summer morn I sighed for,

The fair sweet morn awakes.

Dark, dark hath been the midnight,

But Dayspring is at hand.

And glory, glory dwelleth in Immanuel’s Land.

Oh, Christ, He is the fountain,

The deep sweet well of  love!

The streams on earth I’ve tasted,

More deep I’ll drink above.

There to an ocean fullness,

His mercy doth expand,

And glory, glory dwelleth in Immanuel’s Land.

Oh, I am my Beloved’s,

And my Beloved’s mine!

He brings a poor vile sinner

Into His house of wine.

I stand upon His merit;

I know no other stand,

Not e’en where glory dwelleth

In Immanuel’s land.

The Bride eyes not her garment,

But her dear Bridegroom’s face.

I will not gaze at glory,

But on my King of Grace.

Not at the crown He giveth,

But on His pierced hand,

The Lamb in all His glory,

Of Immanuel’s land.

Here is an applicable benediction from Psalm 67:1-2 for  American Christians today.

God be merciful unto us and  bless us and cause His face to shine upon us, that Thy way may be known upon earth, and Thy saving health among all nations.  Let the people praise Thee, O God; let all the people praise Thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God shall bless us.  God shall bless us, and all the ends of the earth shall fear Him.

May 19, 2012 - Posted by | America

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.