1 Corinthians 3:13-15-But there is going to come a time
of testing at the judgment day to see what kind of work each builder has
done. Everyoneís 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 builders themselves will be saved, but like someone escaping through a
wall of flames.
(Reference from Todayís Parallel Bible: New Living
This scriptural picture of some Christians escaping
through a wall of fire is not a picture of a victorious one. Yes, they will
be saved. The reality is, by the time they pass through this wall of fire,
they will not have enough righteous acts to weave a tiny winy bikini and
thus they will be naked and ashamed spiritually speaking. These are
not my words friend, but the words of God. Read in it for yourself
(Revelation 16:15). According to the scripture, the only way that a
Christian can build good works worthy of spiritual fabric is on the
foundation of Jesus Christ. This is the reason why the apostle Paul warned
us in the scripture below to beware of the other foundation.
1 Corinthians 3:9-12-For we are labourers together
with God: ye are Godís husbandry, ye are Godís building. 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. 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, stubble.
The word Ďheedí in Greek means, "to
beware." (Strongís #991)
These six things, Gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay,
stubble, are all perishable, and it represents the idol worship of the
foundation that the false religion is built upon (Revelation 9:20-21 &
Deuteronomy 29:16-17). Why do I say this? The graven image that many
Christians worship today is not made of gold or silver as in Israelís day,
but is forged out of lies that is based on false teaching (Jeremiah
10:14-16 - Jeremiah 51:17 - Exodus 20:4-6). This should be a stern
warning to those Christians, who like to build lie upon lie in their
so-called worship service then call it holy. My question is, Why would the
apostle Paul warn us to beware of the other foundation, if there is not a
duality written in the scripture? The prophet Jeremiah understood this
duality and he tried to warn the nation of Israel in the Old
Testament. The voice of the prophetís warning is still heard in the pages of
Godís Word, I hope Christians unlike Israel will finally listen to Jeremiah.