banner
 
  Home >> Blogs >> "The Cornerstone"

this user is offline now  Saintlyclad
Send message

Subscribe
Gender: Female
Status:
Age: 72 Years
Country: United States

Categories:
  Religion & Philosophy
  Blogging
  True2ourselves
  Writing & Poetry

Archive:
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015

Who Gives Kudos:





 

12:40 PM   [08 Mar 2019 | Friday]

"The Cornerstone"

“The Cornerstone”

So honor will come to you who believe, but for the unbelieving, the Stone that the builders rejected---this One has become the Cornerstone, and a Stone to stumble over, and a Rock to trip over. They stumble because they disobey the message; they were destined for this. 1 Peter 2:7-8

Those who BELIEVE consider Christ PRECIOUS and of EXTREME VALUE to them. He is the CHIEF CORNERSTONE of the ETERNAL CHURCH of the LIVING GOD, which is made up of ALL TRUE BELIEVERS, from ALL over the world. These TRUE BELIEVERS are considered to be LIVING STONES and they are built upon the CHIEF CORNERSTONE, Jesus Christ.

The Apostle Peter may have been thinking back to his conservation with the Lord, when Jesus told him: “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this Rock I will build My Church, and the forces of Hades will not overpower it.” (Mat. 16:18). In this conversation with Peter, the Lord Jesus said “I WILL build My Church, this is speaking in a future tense. Jesus was telling Peter that He would build His Church on the Chief Cornerstone, which is Jesus Christ Himself. And the FORCES of Hades will NOT overpower it. The ‘gates of Hades’ refers to physical death. Jesus was saying that His physical death would NOT prevent the building of His Church. He would and is building His Church.

To the BELIEVER, the Chief Cornerstone, Jesus Christ, is of the UTMOST IMPORTANCE to the building of the ETERNAL CHURCH of the LIVING GOD. However to the UNBELIEVER, the CHIEF CORNERSTONE is a STUMBLING STONE or a ROCK to TRIP over. This is because of their UNBELIEF. To REJECT Jesus Christ is a SPIRITUALLY FATAL thing to do. It is a part of being DISOBEDIENT to God’s message, His Word. And to do this is SPIRITUAL SUICIDE. The UNBELIEVER, who is being DISOBEDIENT to God’s Word and REJECTING His Son, the Chief Cornerstone, will one day face Him as the RIGHTEOUS JUDGE. And the Chief Cornerstone will become for them a “STUMBLING” STONE, which will hurl them headlong into an ETERNITY in HELL with ALL its HORRORS and NO WAY of ESCAPE. So is JESUS your CHIEF CORNERSTONE or your STUMBLING STONE? If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, you are being DISOBEDIENT to Him, and you are REJECTING His Son, the Chief Cornerstone. You are DESTINED for an ETERNITY in HELL. In order for Jesus to become your CHIEF CORNERSTONE and NOT your STUMBLING STONE, you MUST TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. You MUST BELIEVE that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. Then CONFESS your sins to Him and ASK Him for His FORGIVENESS. You MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be one of His LIVING STONES, built on the CHIEF CORNERSTONE, and be a part of His Church, with an ETERNITY in Heaven. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

Mood: hopeful
- 0 Comments - 0 Kudos - Add comment 

  Comments
 
|
|
|
|
|
 
Copyright © 2009 - 2012 True2ourselves. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission is prohibited.