And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;Ephesians 2:20(KJV)
We live in a world where unschooled Christians are absorbing many false doctrines into their souls and seeking after palatable, ear-tickling teachings. Sadly, they are doing this to the detriment of their spiritual growth and in preference to giving heed to the sound truth of God's inerrant Word.
But Christ came into the world to be the final revelation to mankind, and God gave us all that we need for life and godliness in His written Word, the holy Scriptures.
The Bible is the Word of truth and was written for our learning by God's appointed apostles and prophets. Their inspired teachings should be the only foundation upon which our Christian faith, our spiritual life, and our fundamental doctrine should stand, knowing that Jesus Christ is the Chief Cornerstone.
A chief cornerstone is the mainstay and linchpin upon which a firm foundation must be laid. Christ is our Chief Cornerstone upon Whom all the fundamentals of our faith are laid, and the teaching of the New Testament apostles and prophets is the non-negotiable foundation upon which our Christian faith must be anchored.
From the Gospel writers and the letters of Paul, to the apostolic epistles and the Revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave through Him to John (telling His Church things which must soon take place), the unquestionable foundation upon which our faith is grounded is the Bible. The Bible is the inerrant Word of God and must remain the foundation upon which our faith is fastened.
Let us study to show ourselves approved unto God, as workman that need not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth. For we know that God's Word is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.
Let us remember that all Scripture is breathed out by God and must remain the foundation upon which our Christian faith is rooted and grounded: "Being built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the Chief Cornerstone."
Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You that Jesus is my Saviour and the Chief Cornerstone of my faith, the stone that the builders rejected, and that, "Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder." Thank You that Your unchangeable and unchanging Word is the foundation upon which my faith must be anchored. Keep me ever watchful for the false teachings and doctrines of demons that are flooding the Church today and let me hold fast to that which is good, rightly dividing the Word of truth. Help me to stand firm in this evil day looking to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of my faith, and the only secure foundation upon Whom I stand. This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN.
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