March 17, 1985
The transition from the physical temple of Israel to the spiritual temple of the New Testament was a revolution. The truth that God’s temple is now seen in the lives of God’s people brings a sobering sense of responsibility to membership in the visible church. If God’s people are diverted from Christ and cease to make Him the chief cornerstone, Alistair Begg warns, they will crumble. The face of the church is sinners; it must therefore have a solid foundation in Christ.
19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens,4 but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by5 the Spirit.
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