In the times that we live, the basic doctrines of Christianity are under attack by not only the cults, and various religions of the world, but also some main line denominations are in stages of APOSTASY ( a falling away ). A falling away from the doctrines and principles that Christians through out the ages have embraced and held dear to.
Just as a house must have a good foundation and solid structure to be strong, so too must a Christian. If a Christian isnít founded on solid biblical doctrines they can be easily moved from their Faith.
Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine.
Matthew 7:24-25 Whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
In this study course,
a house under construction will be used as an
illustration of Christian growth.
Just as a house is built from the foundation up, brick upon brick, so too is our Christian growth in understanding and knowledge of God.
Isaiah 28:9-10 Whom shall He teach knowledge? And whom shall he make to
understand doctrine? Them that are weaned from milk, and drawn from the
1 Corinthians 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid. which is Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the only foundation that we can build on for eternal life and a relationship with God. Just as the foundation of a house has various components such as, cement, sand, gravel, and water, so to does our foundation, Jesus Christ and the different doctrines concerning him.