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"Foolishness to the Greeks"

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Submitted by Lactantius Jr (United Kingdom), Aug 14, 2010 at 06:52

Good Morning Alexander (11.52 here in UK),

As a fallible, flawed human being, I attempted to describe our sin problem and the Triune God's solution to it, my ultimate authority for the "poorly argued case for forgiveness" being the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, not "anthropology, culture, bad history, believing the unbelievable and accepting the unacceptable!" The Cross of Jesus Christ always has been and always will be "offensive," "The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. As the Scriptures say, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent." (Isaiah 29:14) So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world's brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. Since God in His wisdom saw to it that the world would never know Him through human wisdom, He has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe. It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom. So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended and the Gentiles say it's all nonsense. But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God's weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength." 1Corinthians 1:18-25 Beliefs and (in)actions have consequences, you and I were created free-will beings capable of making choices, you're going to live forever Alexander, please choose your address. With kind regards and good wishes Lactantius Jr.

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