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The Beauty In The Foolishness Of The Gospel by CAPTAIND5235(m): 10:03pm On Sep 16, 2017
THE BEAUTY IN THE FOOLISHNESS OF THE GOSPEL
These days especially with the help and invention of social media, people tend to sound intelligent when they speak against Christians and the belief in the existence of a supreme God.
Christianity is now seen as a form of mental slavery which was introduced by the white men (It's seen as a scam).
Well, truth must be told, the message of we the Christians called the "Gospel sounds so FOOLISH to the carnal mind. It doesn't make sense and it's not logical.
The message of the Cross; the death, the resurrection, the ascension, the belief, the confession, the faith,the substitution, the return, the judgement etc
To make matters worst we have, the speaking of unknown tongues, which still doesn't make sense to some Christians talk more of unbelievers.
You see they all sound and look foolish, but that is where the POWER OF GOD lies.
"The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.” So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe. It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom. So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense. But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength. Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God."
1 Corinthians 1:18-29 NLT
The Gospel of the cross is just like treasures kept in a jar made of clay,
refusing to accept the clay pot because of what it is made of would be a loss of fortune...
"It pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe."
God has been and is still doing wonders through his word, the dead are raised to life, the sick are being healed, sinners are saved, life are being changed ...They are just to many..

Scientists went through a lot of process before they came up with there "Big Bang Theory" as the History of Creation.
Meanwhile, the Bible has clearly revealed both the beginning and end of creation in a book called the Bible..
The Jews expected the Messiah to come from a royal home, but instead he came as the son of a Carpenter..
He loves using foolish and weak things to reveal his power
Just like Paul said
"I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: For it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believe.
Stay Blessed

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Re: The Beauty In The Foolishness Of The Gospel by uvalued(m): 2:33am On Sep 17, 2017
amen proud to be not ashamed of the foolishness of the gospel... it just does not make sense BUT i beleive...EOD And i do speak and groan in the spirit... wink
Re: The Beauty In The Foolishness Of The Gospel by bedspread: 5:04am On Sep 17, 2017
CAPTAIND5235:
THE BEAUTY IN THE FOOLISHNESS OF THE GOSPEL
These days especially with the help and invention of social media, people tend to sound intelligent when they speak against Christians and the belief in the existence of a supreme God.
Christianity is now seen as a form of mental slavery which was introduced by the white men (It's seen as a scam).
Well, truth must be told, the message of we the Christians called the "Gospel sounds so FOOLISH to the carnal mind. It doesn't make sense and it's not logical.
The message of the Cross; the death, the resurrection, the ascension, the belief, the confession, the faith,the substitution, the return, the judgement etc
To make matters worst we have, the speaking of unknown tongues, which still doesn't make sense to some Christians talk more of unbelievers.
You see they all sound and look foolish, but that is where the POWER OF GOD lies.
"The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.” So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know him through human wisdom, he has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe. It is foolish to the Jews, who ask for signs from heaven. And it is foolish to the Greeks, who seek human wisdom. So when we preach that Christ was crucified, the Jews are offended and the Gentiles say it’s all nonsense. But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength. Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God."
1 Corinthians 1:18-29 NLT
The Gospel of the cross is just like treasures kept in a jar made of clay,
refusing to accept the clay pot because of what it is made of would be a loss of fortune...
"It pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe."
God has been and is still doing wonders through his word, the dead are raised to life, the sick are being healed, sinners are saved, life are being changed ...They are just to many..

Scientists went through a lot of process before they came up with there "Big Bang Theory" as the History of Creation.
Meanwhile, the Bible has clearly revealed both the beginning and end of creation in a book called the Bible..
The Jews expected the Messiah to come from a royal home, but instead he came as the son of a Carpenter..
He loves using foolish and weak things to reveal his power
Just like Paul said
"I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: For it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believe.
Stay Blessed
THATS IT BRO..THE WORD OF GOD IS FOOLISHNESS TO THOSE WHO PERISH.....GOD BLESS YOU FOR THIS INSIGHT

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Re: The Beauty In The Foolishness Of The Gospel by Abdulgaffar22: 3:20pm On Jan 13, 2018
Imagine that you are invited by a friend to accept a religious faith claimed to be very rich in spirituality. But one of the fundamentals of this religious faith is to acknowledge that the salvation plan originally design by God to save the humanity from the fire of Hell would later require the same God to commit an act of lying. Would you just accept such faith because of its spiritual richness or reject it because of its foolishness to your logical reasoning? Now tell me the difference between this imaginary faith and the Christian faith which also compel us to accept that the salvation plan originally design by God to save the humanity from the fire of Hell would later require the same God to curse(deut 21:23, Gal 3:13) and condemn an innocent and righteous soul almost naked on the cross at Calvary. Therefore, if you reject this imaginary faith because of its foolishness to your logical reasoning, then you must also reject Christianity since the two faiths are telling us to believe the exact opposite of what we naturally know about God through our logical reasoning. As God is naturally known to always tell the truth and never to commit an act of lying for any greater purpose; He is also naturally known to always bless the innocent and righteous soul and never to curse the same soul for any greater purpose. God may allow an innocent and righteous soul to suffer for one reason or the other. But God would never "curse" an innocent and righteous soul for any reason whatsoever. This is because a god who could not devise a way to save those who believe in him except to curse and condemn an innocent and righteous soul is either not truly merciful or not truly omnipotent or not truly omniscient. Yet to believe in the existence of such a god is one of the fundamental doctrines you must embrace wholeheartedly for you to become a serious and devoted Christian. Therefore, there is need for God to send another prophet to remove this negative and bad picture of God from the minds of the general humanity. This is one of the many reasons why Qur’an was revealed by God to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). In the Holy Qur’an, God removed this negative and bad impression from the minds of the people by declaring that, in a miraculous way, Jesus escaped death on the cross (Qur’an 4:157-158). In this way, the "curse of God" associated with any one that is crucified and died on a cross according to the Jewish law (Galatians 3:13, Deuteronomy 21:23) was removed from the head of our beloved and innocent prophet called Jesus Christ (peace be upon him). This is exactly in line with the prayer of Jesus to God in the garden of Gethsemane when he asked for this “cup of condemnation” to be taken away from him in THREE consecutive times as stated clearly in Matthew 26:36-44.ln fact, Bible confirmed that this very prayer of Jesus was answered by God :During the day of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission (Hebrew 5:7NIV).If this prayer of Jesus was only heard but not answered by God as some Christians use to claim, then the phrase “because of his reverent submission” in the verse quoted above would no longer have any reasonable meaning. In fact, the King James Version of the Bible ends this verse with “and was heard in that he feared (Hebrew 5:7KJV).Of course, what Jesus feared was death on the cross. Hence, if Jesus was heard in that he feared, this implies that he escaped death on the cross. Therefore, an illogical and contradictory concept of "a merciful God who could not see any other way of saving those who believe in Him except to curse and condemn His only beloved and innocent son on the cross of Calvary" is completely far away from the truth.
The fact that the Holy Qur’an is the only religious book on earth that remove this negative and bad impression about God from the minds of the general humanity (and at the same time exonerate Jesus Christ from being under the curse of God) is a very great indicator that the book could never have come from no other person except God Himself.

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