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Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #19

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“The doctrine that the apostle Paul brought is not relevant for today.”

Are you believing this lie?

Paul built the foundation of Christ. Then, he told men to be careful how they build upon that foundation. Then, he told them that no other foundation could be laid than that which is laid. Then, he told them that foundation is Christ.

[10] According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. [11] For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. ~1 Corinthians 3:10-11 KJV

He also shows us the origin of that foundation.

[19] Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God; [20] And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone ; [21] In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: [22] In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit. ~Ephesians 2:19-22 KJV

So, if you have written off certain beliefs in the New Testament doctrine because you’ve been told that they are no longer relevant for today, this rejects the foundation laid. Christ is the foundation.1

Paul explains even though he laid the foundation, certain people in the Corinthian church were fighting that they were of Paul who planted and others were of Apollos who watered. Whether watering or planting, we are all ministers who have a part and we are one — working together. Apollos was not less than Paul. Yet, they were both nothing because we should not boast in men, but in God who gives the increase. We have all things in Christ because it’s about Christ and we are all in Christ.

[21] Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; [22] Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; [23] And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s. ~1 Corinthians 3:21-23 KJV

Does this mean we should not explain that Paul laid the foundation? Of course not. We are not saying, “I’m of Paul and not of that other guy who watered Paul’s foundation.” Having the foundation of Christ, watering it, cultivating it— these are all good things.

Paul also explains in Romans 15 KJV that he does not preach the gospel where Christ was preached lest he build upon another man’s foundation.  This clearly tells us that men do build foundations where Christ has never been preached.  However, this does not mean that they are master builders, nor does it mean that they have built the foundation of Christ.  I write about misinterpretations in each issue, which have led to many false doctrines because of the foundation a preacher built.  Like Paul said, “No other foundation can be laid than that which is laid,” and of course, he is the clear New Testament example that God chose as we study our bible.

Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man’s foundation: ~ Romans 15:20 KJV

Cite this article: Please update the Accessed or Retrieved date (September 13, 2015).
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“Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #19” A Woman {Saved} Mag. Ed. Bobbie Chariot. Savior Sanity LLC., 1 August. 2017. Web. 13 Sept. 2015. <https://awomansaved.com/moment-of-truth-casting-down-lies-19-paul-doctrine-not-relevant-doctrine>.
“Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #19” A Woman {Saved} Mag. August 1, 2017. Accessed September 13, 2015. https://awomansaved.com/moment-of-truth-casting-down-lies-19-paul-doctrine-not-relevant-doctrine.
Chariot, B. (Ed.). (2017, August 1). Moment of Truth: Casting Down Lies #19. Retrieved September 13, 2015, from https://awomansaved.com/moment-of-truth-casting-down-lies-19-paul-doctrine-not-relevant-doctrine.

Thank you for reading!

Bobbie Chariot

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