The Foundation Of The Ministry | The Institute for Creation Research
The Foundation Of The Ministry

"Yea, so have I strived to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build upon another man's foundation: But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see: and they that have not heard shall understand" (Romans 15:20-21).

In our text, Paul rightly alludes to the fact that the gospel is the foundational belief of the Christian. Throughout the New Testament, the preaching of the gospel (as it relates to personal salvation) has three great emphases: First, it deals with the historical truth of Jesus' life, death, burial, and resurrection (I Corinthians 15:1-8); second, it explains the nature of Jesus Christ as Lord and King; and third, it exhorts man to turn from sin and accept forgiveness through the work of Christ (Acts 13:38-39).

This foundational message was no different in the Old Testament. In fact, the last portion of our text is quoted from Isaiah 52:15 in the beginning of the majestic description of the suffering and eventual triumph of our Lord on the cross. "Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He hath put Him to grief: when thou shalt make His soul an offering for sin. . . . He shall see of the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied: by His knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for He shall bear their iniquities" (Isaiah 53:10-11).

These eternal truths of the gospel are still as true today as in ancient days. If anyone who reads these lines has not heard it before, it could become foundational to his salvation. For a Christian, it must become foundational in his ministry to others. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 6:23). "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved" (Romans 10:9). KBC

The Latest
NEWS
Biological and Engineered Systems Employ Same Principles
New findings continue to support ICR’s theoretical assumption that biological functions are best explained by engineering principles.1...

NEWS
Preserved Organics Found in Ancient Stromatolites
Evolutionary scientists are continually searching for evidence of the “first life” on Earth. Their most recent claim involves well-preserved...

NEWS
Denisovan Epigenetics Reveals Human Anatomy
A recent study making the news involves the reconstruction of the facial features and anatomy of the enigmatic humans known as the Denisovan from genetic...

NEWS
New Estimate: Universe Two Billion Years Younger
Big Bang scientists recently used a new method to estimate the universe’s age. This method yields an age estimate that could be over two billion...

NEWS
Pain-Sensing Organ Shows Engineering Principles
New human organs are rarely discovered, but that’s what several astute scientists recently accomplished at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet’s...