Wednesday, September 2, 2009

1 Corinthians 1:18-30

"For the message of the cross is foolishness 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;
the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.'
Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached, to save those who believe.

For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.

It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God - that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: 'Let him who boasts boast in the Lord."

Is Christianity
against rational thinking?
Many Jews considered the Good News of Jesus to be foolish because of their thinking (many still do not recognize Christ as the Savior.) Paul stresses to the Jews that the message of Christ's death for sins is not foolish, if you believe.

No amount of human knowledge or skill can replace Christ's work on the cross. There are no human restrictions upon any one who may want to receive this free gift of salvation that God offers through the sacrifice of his son Jesus Christ. Our Savior, Redeemer, Messiah, and Lord. Have FAITH, it begins as simple as that!

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