I Corinthians 1:18 says, “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us which are saved it is the power of God”.
The cross is the power of God. Note two significant points. The preaching of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing. The preaching is literally “the word of the cross” (Jesus). A sharp contrast is being drawn between the “wisdom of words” and the Word of the Cross”. The world’s wisdom includes many words, that is many ways to find the truth and meaning to life. But the Word of the cross is the ONLY way to the truth and meaning of life. Just why the preaching or the Word of the cross is foolish to those who perish.
It is important to recognize that the men of the world who do not come to God through the cross of Christ are in a state of perishing. It is also important to point out, that the lost do not like the message of the cross, that is, the message that many is saved through a crucified Redeemer. They count the message as foolishness.
The believer must always keep I mind, that the preaching of the cross is the power of God to those who are saved. No other message on earth can reconcile men and women to God and put them under His care. No other message on earth can give the world of humanity the perfect assurance of God’s daily love and care and of living eternally with God. No other message has changed lives like the message of the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. No other message has revolutionized societies and communities and families like the cross of Christ. The cross is the power of God to save anyone who comes to God in faith.
AS we walk the earth we are placed into one of two categories, perishing or being saved. A man goes through life having one of these two experiences: he is either perishing, moving ever downward toward the grave, or he is being saved, moving ever upward toward eternal life. The cross is the power of God. Remember a cross-less, bloodless gospel is useless.
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