These Issues We Must Face by Adrian Rogers

THESE ISSUES WE MUST FACE
Adrian Rogers
2 TIMOTHY 3:1
FEBRUARY 4, 1990

WOULD YOU TAKE GOD'S WORD PLEASE AND OPEN TO NIGHT TO I TIMOTHY,
THE THIRD CHAPTER. NOW THESE ARE DANGEROUS DAYS IN WHICH WE LIVE.
THE BIBLE CALLS THEM IN ULH II TIMOTHY 3: 1, PERILOUS TIMES. WE MIGHT
CALL THEM DANGEROUS DAYS. I BELIEVE WITH MY HEART AND SOUL THAT
THE SANDS OF TIME ARE RUNNING LOW FOR THIS GENERATION. I BELIEVE
THAT WE ARE IN THE SHADOWS OF THE END OF AN AGE. AND I BELIEVE THAT
JESUS CHRIST IS COMING SOON. NOW, GRANT YOU I COULD BE WRONG. A
NOT A DATE SETTER. I'VE NO RIGHT TO SET A DATE. AND YET I CANNOT DENY
THE FEELING OF MY HEART. I'VE REACHED THE BIBLE FOR A LONG TIME. I
AM AN OBSERVER OF THE TIMES. I AM A STUDENT OF THE WORD
OF GOD. AND I BELIEVE TIIAT GOD IS ABOUT READY TO STEP DOWN OUT OF
HEAVEN AND JUDGE THE WICKEDNESS OF THIS OLD WORLD. NOW, LET ME
TELL YOU DEAR FRIEND, I AM NOT OUT TO TRY TO SAVE THE WORLD.
ANYBODY WHO KNOWS THE BIBLE WOULD NOT BE SO FOOLISH AS TO TRY TO
SAVE THIS WORLD. THIS WORLD ON A COLLISION COURSE WITH JUDGEMENT
AND WITH DISASTER. NOW, LET ME TELL YOU WHAT THE PURPOSE OF THE
GOSPEL IS. THE GOSPEL IS NOT INTENDED TO SAVE CIVILIZATION FROM
WRECKAGE, THE GOSPEL IS INTENDED TO SAVE MEN FROM THE WRECKAGE OF
CIVILIZATION. NOW, WHAT THE BIBLE IS FOR IS TO SNATCH MEN AND WHAT
THE GOSPEL IS FOR IS TO SNATCH WOMEN, MEN, BOYS AND GIRLS AS
BRANDS FROM THE BURNING AND TO LET THEM KNOW THAT THIS WORLD IS
HEADED FOR JUDGEMENT. BUT BLESS GOD THERE IS A NEW WORLD
COMING.
WE HAVE A LOT OF SOCIAL ENGINEERS TODAY WHO ARE DOING THEIR BEST TO
SAVE THIS WORLD. AND THEY REMIND ME OF PEOPLE REARRANGING THE
DECK CHAIRS ON THE TITANIC. WRAT WE NEED TO DO DEAR FRIEND IS TO
FIND OUT WHAT OUR POSTURE SHOULD BE IN THESE LAST DAYS. AND HOW'S
T'VE SAID BEFORE, NOT ONLY TO SURVIVE, BUT TO THRIVE, TO BE
VICTORIOUS, TO GET READY TO GO TO HEAVEN, AND ...


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