The World's Wisdom Cannot Save
Jesse M. Hendley
I Corinthians 1:10
The World's Wisdom Cannot Save: Belief in His Cross Does Save.
Now, friends, if you have your Bibles I would like for you to turn with me to First Corinthians 1:10, and we are studying today the Divisions in the Church at Corinth and why they were brought about.
What is the cure for divisions in the church, divisions that hinder the message of the Lord?"I beseech you, brethren, through the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing and that there be no divisions among you, but that ye be perfected together in the same mind and in the same judgment, for it hath been signified unto me concerning you, my brethren, by them which are of the household of Chloe, that there are contentions among you. By this I mean that each one of you saith, I am of Paul, I of Apollos, I of Cephas, and I of Christ.
"IS CHRIST DIVIDED? Was PAUL crucified for you? Or, were you baptized in the Name of Paul? I thank God I baptized none of you save Crispus and Gaius, lest any man should say that you were baptized into my name. I baptized also the house of Stephanos. Besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.
"For Christ sent me not to baptize but to preach the Gospel, not in wisdom of words lest the Cross of Christ should be made void. For the word of the Cross is to them that are perishing foolishness, but unto us which are being saved it is the Power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise (God says) and the prudence of the prudent will I reject.
"Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For seeing that in the Wisdom of God the world through its wisdom knew not God, it was God's good pleasure, through the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
"Seeing that the Jews ask for a sign and the Greeks seek after wisdom, we preach Christ Crucified, unto ...
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