1 cor. 1:18 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.
Foolishness, a time not so long ago, a fool was saved by grace.
The radio in my bedroom for some reason has an issue getting my favorite talk station, it tends to "conflict" with another, a Christian talk format.
Today a guest host was on, he was talking with another man about the current racial accusations the liberal media has thrown at conservatives. Religion came into the mix.
Both men, admittingly atheist were discussing tolerance, yet one attacked Christianity by saying, "they believe Jesus is going to come back to earth and raise them from the dead and reunite them with their family."
He then stated how silly it was to believe such a thing. Next he commented on the book of Mormon and how it was received. The idea that an angel appeared to Joseph Smith and gave him this book.
In his opinion, again quite silly.
Ok I can see the confusion,
both claim to be Christian though have some very different beliefs. However one is founded on the historical, sacred, canonically approved word of God, one is not.
"Christians" believe very different things, they are hypocrites, liars, fake......insert fault here.
He would have some points.
Now... the interesting thing is, while listening to this conversation, the other station was running interference. At the exact same time the song "Untitled Hymn" by Chris Rice was playing.
" Weak and wounded sinner/
Lost and left to die/
O raise your head, for love is passing by/
come to Jesus, come to Jesus/
come to Jesus and live!"
The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing.
it flies in their face
it offends them
it is ridiculous....
that God would come to earth in the form of a man, live a sinless life, die a brutal death paying for the sins of those who believe in him that they may have eternal life in the presence of a holy God......silly fools.
That he died for those hypocrites, those liars....imagine.
Yet, he did not die for all- he did not die for those who do not believe, he did not die for those who follow a false gospel, he did not die for the unrepentant, and that makes fools angry.
How dare he?
How dare he decide?
Who does he think he is?
But to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
He is the Savior.
He is the Christ..
He is the King...
He is the Glory....
He is the Majesty! For ever and ever Amen.
I cannot change your mind, only God can. verse 25 says
For the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength.
God is not a fool nor is he weak but what man sees as such is but from his own ignorance and sin.
Fools and Grace.. the battle goes on
A former fool, saved by grace.