Linwood Kemp quotes the Apostle Paul and says, "For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 3:11). Is there anything ambiguous about that? " When he asked this question, he is asking a rhetorical question, which is really not a question but a statement. He is in effect saying, no, there is rea...lly nothing ambiguous about that, our foundation must be built on Jesus. And in this, to his compliment, is totally correct.
Jesus is the foundation; however, is it Jesus alone who comprises the foundation? According to Paul, in Ephesians, the foundation is also comprised of the Apostles and prophets. "You are built upon the foundations of the APOSTLES and PROPHETS, and Christ Jesus himself is the cornerstone" (Eph 2:20).
It fascinates me that people who believe in JESUS ALONE almost to a person, will quote, 1 Corinthians 3:11 because, very clearly, Jesus is the foundation. At the same time these same people, to a person, will not quote, Ephesians 2:20, to claim, Jesus alone, because it very clearly shows that JESUS IS NOT ALONE; the Apostles and Prophets are a part of this same foundation.
Yes, Linwood’s point is well made; Jesus is the foundation. The Apostles and prophets (Eph 2:20), are a part of it, with Jesus as the cornerstone. One of the pillars of the Protestant Reformation is "Jesus Alone." However, it is NOT JESUS ALONE; it is also a foundation comprised of APOSTLES and PROPHETS. Thank you for your commentary, Linwood; it is most appreciated.
Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain. Leena Gouin questions, How many foundations can a house have? And then answers her own question, "We can only have one foundation." Leena is correct, there is only one foundation; however, she fails to acknowledge, there can be many stones (apostles & prophets) in this SAME foundation, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone! "You are built upon the foundations of the APOSTLES and PROPHETS, and Christ Jesus himself is the cornerstone" (Eph 2:20). How do they get around Ephesians 2:20; they simply ignore it and only quote, (1 Cor 3:11).