The Church’s One Foundation   1 comment

Christ Pantocrator

Above:  Christ Pantocrator

1 Cor. 3, 11

“Foundation”–that which underlies to support:  giving authority and power to exist.  Jesus is the church’s only foundation.

1.  He is the foundation of the Jewish ritual, looking to his coming.

2.  He is the only sacrifice for sin.  Only in his name may we ask for pardon.  He is “the Way” to the Father.

3.  He alone has power to forgive sin.  ” No other name given whereby we may be saved.”

The church’s power for good is from him.  “Ye shall receive power after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you.”  Is “the Life.”

4.  The church’s authority to teach is from him.  “Go teach all nations.”  “Ye shall be witnesses of these things.”  He calls men to the ministry.  “Pray ye…that he may send for the laborers.”

5.  In him all the promises are yea and amen.  The sacraments have no meaning apart from him.

6.  Around him all the doctrines cluster.  He is head over all things to the church, which is his body.  He is the Chief Cornerstone.  In his person and office he is the immovable Rock of Ages:  able to bear the whole church.  There can be no other foundation.


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