Pristine Grace

1 Cor 1:18-25, (LITV)
18  For the Word of the cross is foolishness to those being lost, but to us being saved, it is the power of God.
19  For it has been written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will set aside the understanding of the understanding ones." Isa. 29:14
20  Where is the wise? Where the scribe? Where the lawyer of this world? Did God not make the wisdom of this world foolish?
21  For since in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom did not know God, God was pleased through the foolishness of preaching to save the ones believing.
22  And since Jews ask for a sign, and Greeks seek wisdom,
23  we, on the other hand, preach Christ crucified (truly an offense to Jews, and foolishness to Greeks),
24  but to the called out ones, both to Jews and to Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God;
25  because the foolish thing of God is wiser than men, and the weak thing of God is stronger than men.

John Gill Commentary

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