Saturday, May 10, 2014

Why The Gospel Of Jesus Makes No Sense

The Gospel makes no sense from a human point of view, but from God's point of view, it comes together.

“God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things to shame the strong.” 1 Corinthians 1:27. NIV.

WHO ARE THE WISE?
The "wise" are the worldly wise who define salvation based on human insights; and with elaborate religious philosophies. They seek a salvation they can boast about, such a salvation needs to be easy to explain, pretty and poetic.

But we cannot resist the wisdom of God. God is always right: he is the Supreme Lord and Ruler so He has the power to choose as He will. With purpose, God chose the "foolish" things to "shame the wise."

WHO ARE THE FOOLISH?
One of those "foolish" things is the Gospel of Jesus.

     * We want salvation by our own efforts- God gives it freely.
     * We ignore sin- God pays for our sin Himself on the cross.
     * We want to come to God through steps of disciplines- God came to us, born in a manger.
     * We want exclusive revelation- God gives the Spirit to all who come.
     * We want to show off our spirituality- God wants to show Jesus in us.
     * We hide our sin- God wants us to confess our sin.
     * We want to earn forgiveness -God wants to gives it freely through Jesus’ death.
     * We want to merit Gods love- but God says we love him because He first loved us.

WHAT IS THE WISDOM OF GOD?
If the gospel was easy to understand it would be only the result of human thought, but since it comes from the infinite God then it is above our understanding- since God is.

WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?
Do not reject the things of God because they sound "foolish." The Gospel says salvation is by trusting God’s promise that He will credit the death of Jesus on your behalf as payment for your sins and give you eternal life- this sounds foolish to many, but it is the "foolishness" of the gospel that make it available to everybody not just the "wise" few. God asks us to accept salvation as a gift; it is not foolish to do so but wisdom for those who have.

To learn more about the gospel see my other blog.

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