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 What is the foundation of the church?



And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;   Ephesians 2:20

Jesus Christ is the foundation of the Church.  There can never be any other foundation.  And we must be careful how we build because our work will be tested by fire. 

The apostles are built on the foundation of Jesus.  So many organizations have creative little ways to define their doctrines, but God has His own ideas about how doctrine is given to the church.  It's given through the foundational ministries that are built, according to the pattern, on Jesus Christ, the chief corner stone.  Then, those foundational ministries give the foundational doctrines.

  • Matthew 16:18 is the record of Jesus declaring that He would build His church on the foundation, a mighty boulder (Himself) and that Simon was a little stone, indicating that Simon Peter would become part of the foundation.
  • Ephesians 2:19-22 The apostles and prophets become the foundation of the church, and they are built on the Chief Corner Stone, the Lord, Jesus Christ, the only chief apostle.
  • Hebrews 11:10 tells us that Abraham sought a city with foundations.
  • 1 Corinthians 3:10 tells us that the apostles not only are the foundation built on Christ, the Chief Corner Stone, but they lay the foundation.
  • Isaiah 28:16 prophesies the sure foundation. Now, we know that that foundation is Christ and the apostles have become part of the foundation by submission to Christ and by the setting of God.
  • 2 Timothy 2:19 tells of the tremendous stability of this foundation. Though the apostolic offices and much more was lost for centuries, Christ has restored it to the church in that great worldwide move of the Spirit of God that began in 1948. From that time, though some went out from us, God continues to unfold His Kingdom from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
  • Matthew 7:27 tells us that the church cannot stand without the foundation, and this is why Satan has set out to blind so many to this restoration.

 

 

 



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God's method by which He intends to bring us all to fullness is through a body ministry operating in the Church He designed. (Go)
Haggai 2:7-9 The Coming Glory Of The Church (Go)
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The Reality of the Body of Christ (Go)
Discerning Christ In Your Brother or Sister, the Gifts, Ministries, Offices, and Ordinances of the Body of Christ (Go)
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What are the Scriptural Christianity Teachings? (Go)
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Misconceptions About the Church (Go)
Fulfillment: Understanding What It Is To Be a Christian and Understanding Christianity (Go)
What is God's way to come to full maturity in Christ, and how can I know it is the right way? By the Church. By that which every joint supplies. (Go)
Are the local churches to teach no other doctrine than the Apostle's Doctrine? (Go)
Aren’t there false apostles and false prophets? (Go)
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Ephesians 4:15-16, Body Ministry By That Which Every Joint Supplies (Go)
Aren't apostles something from the past? (Go)
Is there really any pattern in Scripture for the Church? Yes. Most people don't like it. (Go)
What does the Bible say about the government of the church? (Go)
What About Pastors, Elders and Deacons? (Go)
Isn't God's way like a smorgasbord where you can pick and choose what you want or don't want? No. (Go)
Was There Such a Thing as The Apostolic Age? (Go)
What Are the Two Main Purposes of the Church? (Go)
What are the strengths and weaknesses that can be seen in the Church? (Go)
If the Bible's so great, why don't the churches of today look like the church of the New Testament? (Go)
What is the Real Church, and what is its purpose? (Go)
What is Great Babylon and How is it Falling Today? (Go)
Can human effort help the church to fulfil its mission in the earth? (Go)
Is God's Way something where I can design it myself? (Go)
There will be a coming together of the Body of Christ in unity? (Go)
What is God's plan for building the church? (Go)
How can the church come to the full glory God has planned for her? (Go)
Define Church: The Greek Word For Church, Ekklesia, Literally Means Called Out of Summoned (Go)
What do the Scriptures teach how God designed the Church? (Go)
What is God's way of bringing the Church to unity and to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ? (Go)
Can Spiritual Gifts, Offices, And Ministries Be Counterfeited? (Go)
What Happened To the Church that It No Longer Follows the Biblical Pattern? (Go)
What Is the Problem with Forbidding the People of God to Partake of the Power of the Spirit of God? (Go)
Why have so many Christians rejected the traditional church organizations? (Go)
Humanistic Speculations Have A Way Of Creeping Into The Church. They Are Poison From The Evil One. (Go)
Meaning of Life (Go)
We Need The Church (Go)
Who sets ministries in the Church and how does God say that is to be decided? (Go)
Questions and Answers: What is the role of the deacons in this situation? (Go)
Questions and Answers: What is the Church; How should it be governed? (Go)
2 Corinthians 11:13-14, False Apostles (Go)
Don't Be Fooled By The Many False Promises Of The Worldly Systems And All Their Empty Promises (Go)
Following Hireling Preachers: The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. (Go)
Following people who were not sent by God (Go)
Galatians 2:2 Paul Went To The Other Apostles By Revelation To Make Sure He Was Not Off Track. He Was Not Independent. (Go)
Was Peter the foundation of the church and the first pope? (Go)
Seek to Know God. (Go)
God's Order Works. (Go)
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Feedback Question: James 5:13 (Go)
Scriptures that use the Word, Church (Go)
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The Problem Of Churches That Are Not Fulfilling Their Purpose. (Go)
Your Purpose in Life (Go)
John 3:16 What does it really mean? (Go)
Why must I believe in Jesus to be saved? (Go)
To Successfully Fulfill Your Purpose in Life, You Must be Born Again (Go)
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You can feel free to use the Contact Form further down on this page to ask any question regarding this pattern of Scripture. The Church, the Body of Christ, and discernment of this Body, is the method that God is using to finish the work in His Body. The Body of Christ, God's Temple, is built up by that which every joint supplies, building each other up in love, and the Temple must be built according to the pattern of Scripture.



We believe the Holy Scriptures teach:
  • The 5 apostolic ministries (Ephesians 4:11)
  • The nine gifts of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:8-10)
  • Local congregations overseen by elders and deacons (Titus 1:5)
  • Every member having and being a ministry in the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:11)
  • Being led by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:14)
  • The gathering together of the Body of Christ (Genesis 49:10, John 17:21)

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Revelation 22:19 And if anyone takes away from the Words of the Book of this prophecy, God will take away his part out of the Book of Life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which have been written in this Book.

John 10:35b the Scripture cannot be broken,


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