THE WONDERFUL AND PRECIOUS STONE IN SION
“Behold I lay in Sion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone,
a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation;
he that believes in it shall not be ashamed” (Is. 28:16).
This stone, as described, is .precious and wonderful for it is a prophecy concerning our Lord Jesus Christ, the most precious cornerstone of the Church. The Prophet speaks not of any ordinary stone but of the foundation stone which is the Lord himself. Daniel the Prophet says: “You saw a stone that was cut out of the mountain without hands, and it smote the image upon its feet of iron . . .”
“The foundation stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation” refers to Jesus Christ and He is the one and only rock and cornerstone of the Church. It is Jesus Christ and not Peter contrary to what the popes of Rome claim, who invented false claims regarding the rock. For Scripture adds: “He who believes in him shall not be ashamed.” It is only in the Lord Jesus Christ in whom we believe that we will never be ashamed for it is only Him in whom we believe in as the Godman and our eternal Savior and Redeemer. It is important to remember that the popes of Rome are extremely fraudulent, for they falsely claim that Peter is the rock upon which Christ’s Church is built, and that popes of Rome are Peter’s only successors. Then they foolishly proclaimed the popes to be infallible and unable to err! But we see that Christ alone can be the precious stone, and He is the main cornerstone of the Church.
Christ is the precious cornerstone and foundation for He is the only Godman and the mightiest person who exists. He is precious and there can be no other like Him for He alone is the Savior. The second person of the Holy Trinity came down from heaven and became a man. This wonderful and precious Stone introduced His Gospel to His disciples and through them it spread to the entire world.
The Lord showed himself to be the most beautiful and wonderful of men, and He is the only sinless one. He healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf and snatched the dead from the jaws of death. The paralytics were given all their functions by the Lord, rejoicing and giving thanks to the Almighty One.
Christ appeared before us as a man but He is the almighty Logos of God, and the Lord of all creation; He is glorified, and will be glorified unto the ages of ages. We believe that Christ eternally comes forth, begotten, of the Father while always remaining within Him. Christ is God united with man and is one person having two natures, the divine from His Father and the human from His Mother, therefore He is the Godman. He is one and the same Christ, one person with two natures, unconfused, indivisible and inseparable.’
Christ did the works of God, giving sight to the blind and bestowing life on the dead. He also did the works of man for He suffered and was crucified dying on the Cross, showing Him to be one man, Then on the third day He arose in His glorious Resurrection, having destroyed the power of death by His death.