For no other foundation can anyone lay but that which is laid,
which is Jesus Christ.
(1 Corinthians 3:11)
Paul’s steps had been dogged by those who preached about a Jesus other than the one about whom he had been preaching. And they were redefining Jesus, the gospel, and what the presence of the Holy Spirit was. In America this has occurred with the founding of cults. Their leaders insisted on laying the foundation differently. But Paul says that there is no other foundation. The foundation is uniquely exclusive in that it eliminates any possible competitor. Nothing alongside of it, or nothing competing with it, can stick.