Fourth Friday Fundamentals was strategically crafted to build up the body of Christ to the glory of God by teaching the foundational truths of the faith. To that end we have prayerfully sought the mind of God concerning the ministry. We have looked to the Lord to help us to select timely topics and how to unpack them in a way that might prove to be most beneficial. We are convinced that a lack of truth and a distortion of truth has always been an issue in the life of the church. We can go back to the debates in North Africa that suggested that Christ was merely a good example in the first ecumenical council in A.D. 325, and still further back to the distortion of Satan in the Garden of Eden, to see the assault on truth. In fact Scripture is replete with passages that speak of the effects truth decay has on the people of God.
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being a priest to me. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
Isaiah 5:13 Therefore my people go into exile for lack of knowledge; their honored men go hungry, and their multitude is parched with thirst.
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.
Passages like these made us ever sensitive to the famine for truth [Amos 8:11-12] that surrounded us. Our hearts ached for our city and we longed to be a part what God would do with His truth through us. It has been our prayer that we would somehow play a part in the revival or reformation in our land, a revival that would stimulate a hunger for truth and a disdain for error. Over the last four years the Holy Spirit has been pleased to grant us tremendous opportunities to be used by God. And for those many opportunities we are ever so grateful. But more than just an open door to service, the Lord has open lives to us. We have been blessed to interact with so many wonderful people that it’s only fitting that we say we heartily praise God the saved and unsaved folks we have engaged.
Now we are at a point where we need to go back and seek the face of God concerning the ministry going forward, how He would have us to proceed and what that would look like. So instead of immediately returning in January 2012, FFF is going into prayer and prep mode. We want to be sure we are carefully and faithfully in tune with the pulse of God; therefore, we are going to take an extended break at the end of this year to consider the future of the ministry. As we do so, we solicit your prayers as well.
Grace & Peace,
The staff of Fourth Friday Fundamentals