Monday, November 30, 2009

So, the message of grace IS foolishness...

1 Cor 1:21 "God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe."

"Many a bad sermon has been launched from a mistranslation of this verse. The King James Version translates the verse to say "the foolishness of preaching." But it is not the act of preaching that is said to be foolish. It is the message of what is preached. It is the preached Word, the preached gospel that is foolishness. God was well pleased through the foolishness of the message preached--that is, the cross of the Lord Jesus Christ--to save those who believe. This is what is well pleasing to God."

1 comment:

lee woo said...

Our wisdom comes from our experience, and our experience comes from our foolishness. See the link below for more info.