A Deep Wise Gospel

Aug 12, 2012 By: Pastor Joseph LoSardo Series: The Church in Sin City Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:6-13
The message of the cross is foolish to those who are perishing, but it proves that the foolishness of God is wiser than men, as it provides the answer to the greatest issues that face men’s souls – sin, righteousness and judgment. The wisest philosophers in the history of the human race could not adequately answer these eternal questions, but a simple, foolish, message of the cross provides all the answers anyone would ever need. In our text Paul describes this very same message, as a message of wisdom (2:6-7) and the deep things of God (2:10). We are not to think that Paul has launched into some new idea or topic. It is the very same foolish message of the cross that is at the same time the wisest and deepest of messages. Its content does not change, but how it is received differs. There are those who receive God’s message for what it is, the wisdom of God, and those who do not; there are those who receive the message by the Spirit of God and those who receive it by the spirit of the world; there are those who receive it with the mind of Christ, and those who seek to grasp it with a natural mind. But human wisdom, the spirit of the world, and the natural mind are completely unable to receive this message – it is a message that is fundamentally incomprehensible to the human mind, apart from the Sprit of God revealing it. So thank God for sovereign grace and spread this deep wise good news wherever you go!