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[What About the Foundation?, Citation: Ravi Zacharias, "If the Foundations Be Destroyed," Preaching Today, Tape No. 142.]

A few weeks ago, I did a lectureship at Ohio State University.

As I was being driven to the lecture, we passed the new Wexner Art Center.

The driver said, "This is a new art building for the university.

It is a fascinating building designed in the post-modernist view of reality."


The building has no pattern.

Staircases go nowhere.

Pillars support nothing.

The architect designed the building to reflect life.

It went nowhere and was mindless and senseless.


I turned to the man describing it and asked, "Did they do the same thing with the foundation?"

He laughed.

You can’t do that with a foundation.

You can get away with the infrastructure.

You can get away with random thoughts that sound good in defense of a world view that ultimately doesn’t make sense.

Once you start tampering with the foundations, you begin to see the serious effects.

Yet the foundations are in jeopardy; the foundations of our culture do not provide coherent sets of answers any more.

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