The Apostolic Foundation of the Church | Benjamin Bae

The apostolic foundation of the church refers to the apostles’ unique role in the overall design of the church: to be the immediate messengers of Jesus to carry out his authority and preach the gospel faithfully. The church is comprised of various parts and components. Scripture states that Jesus is the chief cornerstone (Eph. 2:201Pet. 2:4, 6-7), which means that the very existence and the purpose of the church depend on and flow out of the person and the work of Jesus Christ. Scripture also states that the apostles are the foundation of the church (Eph. 2:20). The task at hand seeks to understand the nature and the depth of what this statement truly means. Who are the apostles? What is it about them that uniquely positions them to be the foundation of the church? What does this foundation mean for us today? In this assessment of the nature and the implications of the apostolic foundation of the church, what we observe is that Jesus and his message of the gospel sit at the very heart of the identity and the call of the apostles, thereby the foundation of the church. [Read More]