One Cross, Three Options

From 1 Corinthians 1:23-24, we read that the preaching of the Cross is to the Jews a stumblingHe is Risen block (skandalos in the Greek, as Christ failed to defeat the Romans and usher in their kingdom) and to the Greeks foolishness (moria, or moronic in the Greek, a Leader that is killed does not make sense).

However, to those who are being saved this selfsame Cross has this extraordinary result: the stumbling block becomes powerful (dunamis or dynamic) and  the foolishness becomes wisdom (sophia). Because, according to Paul in verse 25, “the foolishness of God is wiser than men and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”

Leave out the cross, and you have killed the religion of Jesus. Atonement by the
blood of Jesus is not an arm of Christian truth; it is the heart of it. -Charles Spurgeon

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One Response to One Cross, Three Options

  1. Barry, you nailed it on the Cross, 1 Corinthians 1:18-19 (KJV)
    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.

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