(Part 2) In Defense of True Doctrine: In response to a Catholic

 

 

Which cornerstone would you rather build your life on? To the left, the Word of God the foundation of truth or to the right, Catholicism’s foundation of truth according to their view?

 

Part 2: A continuation  in response to Sue’s comment.

Sue said:

I hate to break the news to you, but Scripture is NOT the pillar, foundation and bulwark of truth. If you read I Timothy 3:15 you will find that it is the church that is the pillar, foundation and bulwark of truth. There was only one church that Jesus established – and that Church was the Catholic Church.

I now will answer Sue’s misinterpretation of 1 Timothy 3:15 as the Catholic Church, which I will quote so that you can see what she is alluding to.

1 Timothy 3:15

15 But if I should be delayed, I have written so that you will know how people ought to act in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.

Sue interprets church in the passage above as the Catholic Church being the pillar and foundation of truth. Meaning that only the Catholic Church has the truth and authority. This right here folks is really one of the worst interpretation I have ever seen or heard.

First, I will start to define church according to Biblical definition with passages found in scripture so you will see what church really means which by the way is NOT a place or a real building.

1 Peter 2:4-6

4 Coming to Him, a living stone—rejected by men but chosen and valuable to God— 5 you yourselves, as living stones, are being built into a spiritual house for a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it is contained in Scripture: Look! I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and honored cornerstone, and the one who believes in Him will never be put to shame!

All believers in Jesus Christ spiritually speaking, are living stones being built into a spiritual house which is Jesus Christ. We are one with Christ because the Holy Spirit dwells within us according to these verses below:

1 Corinthians 12:27

Now you are the body of Christ, and individual members of it.


Ephesians 5:30

For we are members of His body.


1 Corinthians 3:16-17

16 Don’t you yourselves know that you are God’s sanctuary and that the Spirit of God lives in you? 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple.


1 Corinthians 6:19

Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own

The church are individuals who house the Holy Spirit in their bodies. Each believer (living stones) are being built in Jesus Christ the chief cornerstone.

Ephesians 2:19-21

19 So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God’s household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the cornerstone. 21 The whole building, being put together by Him, grows into a holy sanctuary in the Lord.

Christians are being built on the cornerstone, in other words we as a collective body of believers are the church not the building in where we worship the Lord. The building we go to worship Jesus is called the church, not because it looks like a church but because the church (Christians) are inside of the building and one can say, “the church is there because believers are assembled in that place.” You take out believers and all you have is an empty building, you find a building full of Christians and you have found the church.

Sue, wrongfully claims that the foundation of truth is the Church (Catholic). As you can see, the church comprises of believers who makes up the church. The foundation and pillar of truth is NOT the Catholic Church which by the way is a false Church but Jesus Christ IS the foundation of truth who lives in the hearts of believers who are the church as seen in 1 Corinthians 3:11 which says, “For no one can lay any other foundation than what has been laid down. That foundation is Jesus Christ.”

Sue says that the pillar and foundation is not scripture but the Catholic Church and I showed that that statement is not only false but demonic in nature because it takes away truth, which is found only in Christ and designates it only to the Catholic Church. Since Jesus is the foundation of truth and Jesus is the Word of God according to Revelation 19:13 which says, “He wore a robe stained with blood, and His name is the Word of God,” the conclusion is that the church (believers) whom Christ dwells within them (Ephesians 3:17) having the title the “Word of God” is the foundation of truth. The true foundation is not Catholicism or the church but the Word of God which we build our lives around and find truth.

Psalm 119:160

The entirety of Your word is truth,
and all Your righteous judgments endure forever.


Psalm 119:165

Abundant peace belongs to those
who love Your instruction;
nothing makes them stumble.

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