Foundation of the World
Is the Foundation of the world a reference to Christ Himself? Let's Examine
FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD: CHRIST FROM EVERLASTING?
Re 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation <2602> of the world <2889>.
1Co 3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
1Co 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
1Co 3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
Lu 6:48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
Ps 102:25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
Isa 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
Pr 10:25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
Ps 93:2 Thy throne is established of old: thou art from everlasting.
Re 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Heb 7:3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
Pr 8:22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
Pr 8:23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
1Ti 6:19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
Re 21:19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
Re 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation <2602> of the world <2889>, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
Mt 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation <2602> of the world <2889>.
Mt 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation <2602> of the world <2889>:
BLOOD SHED FROM THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD: CORPORATE BODY IN CHRIST FROM EVERLASTING?
Lu 11:50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation <2602> of the world <2889>, may be required of this generation;
Lu 11:51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.
Re 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
Re 6:10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
Re 18:24 And in her (Babylon) was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth. (same as Lamb slain?)
Act 7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:
Joh 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation <2602> of the world <2889>. (did the Godhead exist in eternity past?)
Joh 5:20 For the Father loveth the Son (believers included?), and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.
Eph 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation <2602> of the world <2889>, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Heb 4:3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation <2602> of the world <2889>.
Heb 9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation <2602> of the world <2889>: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
1Pe 1:20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation <2602> of the world <2889>, but was manifest in these last times for you,
Isa 44:28 That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
Isa 48:13 Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.
Eph 2:20 And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone;
ELECTION AND PREDESTINATION: GOD’S FOREKNOWLEDGE?
Ac 2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge (prearrangement) of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:
1Pe 1:2 Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
1Pe 1:20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
Ro 11:2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,
Ga 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
Eph 1:5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
2Th 2:13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from <575> the beginning <746> chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
1Jo 1:1 That which was from <575> the beginning <746>, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
Mr 10:6 But from <575> the beginning <746> of the creation God made them male and female.
Re 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Mt 19:8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from <575> the beginning <746> it was not so.
Joh 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from <575> the beginning <746>, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Joh 15:27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from <575> the beginning <746>.
1Jo 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from <575> the beginning <746>. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Redemption before the cross?
Ge 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
De 34:6 And he (God) buried him (Moses) in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.
Lu 9:30 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias:
Lu 9:31 Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem.
Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
Mr 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. (Forgiveness of sins before the cross?)
The Atonement Prophesied?
Lu 24:7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
Eze 36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
Isa 63:4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
Isa 63:5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
Ga 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law…
Ac 3:18 But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.
The Bible appears to be equating foundation of the world with Christ Himself. He is the everlasting foundation, the beginning and the end. The world seems to point to the kingdom itself on which the church built gold silver precious stones, wood hay stubble. Elect were chosen from the foundation of the world (in Christ) in eternity past according to God’s foreknowledge. Christ slain from the foundation of the world appears to relate to the certainty of the prophesied atonement.
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