The Message of the Cross is Foolishness kjv

The Message of the Cross is Foolishness kjv

The Message of the Cross is Foolishness kjv

The Message of the Cross is Foolishness kjv reveals how the world perceives the teachings of Jesus Christ. It is not only the people of these days that perceive the message of the cross as foolishness. This perception dates back to the ancient Jews. They knew a Messiah would come and they were all waiting for him. The problem lays in the fact that they had a wrong preview of the Messiah to come. The read the scriptures that were promising the coming of a Messiah who will set them free. Unfortunately, they did not understand what the scriptures meant. Perhaps, this is because their ears were itching to hear their heart desires rather than those of God. Through the prophets, God promised to send a Son who will come as the Messiah destined to save Israel first and then the rest of the world.

The Jews did not look any further than attributing this freedom to that from the Roman yoke which was holding them captive. They had it all wrong by previewing the Messiah as one who was to come and fight human power. That’s why when Jesus Christ, the promised Messiah came, they were all surprised about his ways. Instead of fighting and setting free Israel from Roman captivity, he preached the message of the Cross. The Jews did not only see it as an insult, but also took the message as foolishness. Unlike what they thought about the Messiah, Jesus Christ came to rule the whole world through obedience to his Father’s will while appearing weak before men. Little did the Jews know that the eternal life of freedom which awaited them through the Messiah was to come by his death on the cross as a ransom for their sins.

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The Message of the Cross is Foolishness kjv

The Message of the Cross is foolishness to the world because they can’t understand the divine mysteries surrounding the aspect of trusting in a wounded, bleeding, and suffering man on the cross at Calvary. “Foolishness” comes from the word Moron. Hence we can put it that the message of the Cross is Moronic unto those whose hearts have been tied and kept in the kingdom of darkness from seeing the truth.

Check the following synonyms of the word “Foolishness” in order to get what we are saying: – Stupid – Brainless – Idiotic – Ridiculous – Imbecile – Witless – Absurd – Empty-headed – weak minded – Lunatic – Asinine – Silly – Insane and – Preposterous.

1 Corinthians 1:18-31

To support the first part of our writing, let’s read from 1 Corinthians 1:18-23

18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

1 Corinthians 1:18-23

Let’s now support the second part of our writing by reading from 1 Corinthians 1:24-27

24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

1 Corinthians 1:24-27

Redemption through Christ

Let’s support the third part of our writing by reading from 1 Corinthians 1:28-31

28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 1:28-31
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