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The Builder From The Beginning
The Words of the LORD God (see 'Before Abraham Was, I AM') to Job, describing how the Creation was like a building with "foundations," "measures" and a "corner stone."
"38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 38:2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? 38:3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. 38:5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? 38:6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?" (Job 38:1-7 KJV)
The LORD God was later born as Jesus Christ:
"1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 1:2 The same was in the beginning with God. 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made [see Christ The Creator] ... 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." (John 1:1-3,14 KJV)
"The church of the living God"
Many places, professions and circumstances in the Holy Bible have a greater significance. Christ "the carpenter" was and is most definitely one of them. The true Christian "church" (which means people, not a building or a corporate entity - see What Is The Church? and Church of God) is the House that Christ is building - and is the building of (the reason that calling a typical bricks and mortar building a "church" is very much like making an idol of a man and calling it Christ - as millions of people do).
"3:14 These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: 3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth." (1 Timothy 3:14-15 KJV)
Christ is building "a spiritual house."
"2:1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby [see Growing In The Grace And Knowledge]: 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious."
Just as Christ is providing quality workmanship, so too the "building materials" that compose the building must be free of defects. Notice the builder's terms used for the Church of God in this verse quote e.g. "house," "hold fast," "without wavering," "the assembling" etc.
"10:20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh [see Why Was It Torn?]; 10:21 And having an high priest over the house of God; 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised; 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works [see Works Means Obedience]: 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Fact Finder: What are the "mansions" that the Messiah is building?