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There are two main ways that Prophets and Apostles can be considered the foundation of the Church - their role in receiving and transmitting revelation (scripture) and their effectual ministry for Christ (service) - particularly in founding individual congregations. Christ's role in the foundation is unique - he is the chief cornerstone (cf Ephesians 2:20): ...


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Jesus is the chief of the corner--the cornerstone. Any foundation is composed of many stones, but has only one corner. The corner determines the size and location of all other blocks. The rest of the foundation is comprised of the apostles and prophets, in various arrangements (unspecified). The twelve apostles of the Lamb, the original twelve, are the ...


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"What are the differences between Apostles, Prophets, Peter and Jesus Christ in being the “foundation” whereon the church is built?" I noticed in the book of Revelation, that Peter and the Apostles are listed and named as the foundation stones in the protective wall of the New Jerusalem. The first foundation stone in the protective wall is Jasper, which ...


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Apparently not. The New World translation, which is the one used by Jehovah's Witnesses, is available online and can be read and searched for occurrences of 'Christ'. While I haven't had time to do a strict comparison, there appear to be about as many occurrences of the word as I would expect. For example, Romans 1 contains the word 'Christ' five times, ...


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My answer is from a Seventh Day Adventist perspective, a subset of the protestant view: The church is not yet the kingdom In Daniel 2, prophecy depicts a succession of kingdoms, ending with a stone that breaks into pieces all the other kingdoms of the world and rules forever. God's kingdom will not be established until the kingdoms of the world are done ...


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Clearly, there is division in opinion. Not all protestants will agree. For many protestants, the Kingdom is looked forward to as a literal reign of Chirst on the Earth in the millennium, hence the Millennial reign of Christ. This view holds that the kingdom is only here "in a mystery", such as a seed of the church, and that the outward Kingdom will be ...


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There is only one kingdom because there is only one king. The kingdom was offered to Israel and not accepted at that time. The kingdom will come and a remnant of Israel will glady receive her king. Gentiles were being added to the kingdom during the period of Acts. This was a mystery that Paul describes had been hidden. The end of Mark describes a ...


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Preface Please see ARTICLE 9 "I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH" | Catechism of the Catholic Church. The Church "is the Reign of Christ already present in mystery" and the seed and the beginning of the kingdom of heaven on earth which Christ ushered in to fulfill the Father's will. - cf. CCC 763. To my understanding of Church doctrine and ...



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