vlog: 1 Corinthians 1:18-21 – What a Foolish Message!

 

 

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 1 Corinthians 1:18-21 KJV

 

Imagine you were asked to devise a method of saving mankind from sin, pain, death and unending punishment. What would you come up with? Intellectually we might even try to explain why we don’t actually deserve punishment or that morals are all man made or at least only exist in our minds.

God’s method of salvation consisted of His own Son becoming a sinless man and suffering at the hands of His enemies. In an act of voluntary submission to death on a cross and accepting the assignment of our sin to Him He paid in full the debt that we owed and as a result purchased eternal life.

What a method! Intellectually mind blowing, culturally strange and essentially beyond belief to the natural mind but this is the way of salvation.

Paul argues the case in the verses we are considering.

 

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