The Duality of the Scripture
THE TRUE FOUNDATION
Isaiah 28:16-Therefore thus saith the LORD GOD,
Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a
precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall
not make haste.
Quoted almost verbatim in 1 Peter 2:6.
1 Corinthians 3:10-12-According to the grace of
God which is given unto me, as a master builder, I have laid the
foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take
heed how he buildeth thereon. For other foundation can no man
lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man
build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay,
These six things, gold, silver, precious
stones, wood, hay, stubble, are perishable, and it represents
the idol worship of Satan’s religion (Revelation 9:20 &
Deuteronomy 29:16-20). This should be a stern warning to all
Christians because the perishable things that you teach in your
house of worship is considered by God as sin that is laid upon the
foundation of Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:13-14-But there is going to come
a time of testing at judgment day to see what kind of work each
builder has done. Everyone’s work will be put through the fire to
see whether or not it keeps its value. If the work survives the
fire, that builder will receive a reward. But if the work is burned
up, the builder will suffer great loss. The builder themselves will
be saved, but like someone escaping through a wall of flames.
This scriptural picture of Christians escaping
through a wall of flames is not a picture of a victorious one. They
will be saved. But their works will not survive the flames of Truth.
THE FALSE FOUNDATION
Jeremiah 51:26-And they shall not take of thee
a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou
shalt be desolate for ever, saith the LORD.
In this verse, God chastises Satan because he
casts the false image of the foundation of Christ to deceive
unsuspecting Christians. For this reason, many Believers who do not
practice spiritual discernment will fall (Isaiah 8:11-15).
1 Peter 2:6-Wherefore also it is contained in the
Scripture, "Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect,
precious and ‘he’ that believeth on Him shall not be
confounded" (Isaiah 28:16).
The word ‘he’ in the verse above
represents those Christians who believe in the salvation message.
They also believe all the prophecies that God spoke from Genesis to
Revelation. The word ‘them’ in the verse below represents
those Christians who believe in the salvation message, but because
of false teachings, they stumble at the word in unbelief concerning
Jesus Christ end time prophecies.
1 Peter 2:7-8-Unto you therefore which believe He
is precious: but unto ‘them’ which be disobedient, the stone
which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the
corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a Rock of offence, even to
them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also
they were appointed.
Disobedient in the Greek language means,
"to disbelieve, unbelieving." (Strong’s #544)
All Christians believe in salvation, but when it
come to the deeper truths of Christ prophecies, many will stumble at
the word in unbelief.
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Study References Are Listed Below
1) The Companion Bible: The Authorized Version of
1611 (KJV). Kregel Publication. Grand Rapids, MI.
2) Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible:
James Strong. Hendrickson Publishers. Peabody, MA.
3) The Interlinear Bible: Hebrew - Greek -
English. Copyright 1985, 1993, 2000, by Jay P. Green, Sr. General
Editor and translator. Sovereign Grace Publishers. Lafayette, IN.
4) Today’s Parallel Bible: New International
Version - New American Standard Bible - King James Version - New
Living Translation. Copyright 2000 by Zondervan Publishing.