Pristine Grace

1 Cor 1:18-25, (MKJV)
18  For the preaching of the cross is foolishness to those being lost, but to us being saved, it is the power of God.
19  For it is written, "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will set aside the understanding of the perceiving ones."
20  Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the lawyer of this world? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21  For since, in the wisdom of God, the world by wisdom did not know God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save those who believe.
22  For the Jews ask for a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom;
23  but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block, and to the Greeks foolishness.
24  But to them, the called-out ones, both Jews and 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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